Want to create a fabric pin board of your own? I’m sharing how to make one using an old frame, plus more office makeover updates from week four of the One Room Challenge!
It’s already week four of Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge, also known as my quest to make my office better-organized, functional, and, of course, prettier! Although I had more time to work on projects this week with Thanksgiving behind us, I was only able to get a couple completely finished. Others are in progress, so I’m confident I will be able to wrap them up by the last week of the challenge.
As mentioned last week, I’ve been wanting a large fabric-covered pin board or inspiration board in my office for years. With the motivation (rather, kick in the pants) I received from joining this series, I finally got around to making one out of supplies I had around the house with the exception of the cotton canvas I purchased at Michaels.
The total cost for the board was under $10, which is a far cry from the ready-made pinboards I’d been looking at.
How to Make a Fabric Pin Board
I started with a wooden frame (from an old piece of artwork) that I painted white using what we had left over from our basement renovation.
I then added a gold detail around the inner edge with gold liquid gilding I had kicking around from my bird art project.
If you haven’t used this product before, I highly recommend it (and no Martha didn’t pay me to say that!). It goes on smooth and leaves a beautiful gold finish.
Fortunately, my frame came with a back piece I was able to wrap batting and fabric around and staple tightly to create the actual pin board.
If you only have the frame, consider using cork, a ceiling tile or homasote (sound-proofing board) to create your pinboard. Check out Cheryl’s post if you want more detailed instructions on how to create your own pin board.
Decorative Gold Pins
Instead of buying fancy pins at Michaels for nearly $10 to use on my inspiration board, I decided to make my own gold-dipped ones using the same gilding product.
I simply dipped quilting pins into the bottle and stuck them in a piece of foam to dry.
They’re the perfect detail for affixing quotes or inspiration pieces to the board. This is one of my favourites…
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?Fanny Brice
Good advice for life, right?!
With this bulletin board project checked off my list, I can carry on with making over the file cabinet, as well as the other details of my office makeover.
After setting up my nickel and gold desk lamp this week (which I love, by the way), I started to rethink the finish I selected for my ceiling fixture. After posting on facebook yesterday whether you’d choose the pewter or antique gold chandelier (from RH Baby & Child), the majority said pewter. I’m feeling more certain about the choice and I’m going to stick to with my original order.
As with every week so far, I still have a lot of work ahead of me to complete this office makeover, but I’m feeling like progress is being made. Now I’m just crossing my fingers everything gets here on time! Be sure to check out the other One Room Challenge project updates for this week!
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