Yay! An office update (sheesh, it's about time eh?) For those of you who are new, we've been working on what WE like to call...
You can read ALL about our office makeover so far here, and specifically more about our most recent projects, which include our custom worktable with faux barn wood finish and DIY stenciled storage boxes.
Today, I'm sharing my large framed fabric pin board!!!
I'm seriously in L.O.V.E with this piece and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. A big huge thanks to one of our favorite, long time sponsors, Orange Blossom Shop, for making this fun project possible!
Shauna and Courtney were beyond patient and accommodating when I asked them to create this larger-than-life frame to house my new pin board in. In true House of Smiths fashion, not only does it keep me ultra organized, and serve it's purpose of storing all of my decor madness and ideas, but it's beautiful as well! The perfect backdrop for a Home DIY bloggers office
So here's how we did it:
My frame measures a total of about 45x31 inches.
* Purchase a thin piece of MDF project panel board, to use a stable backing for your pin board. There are lots of different widths to choose from.
* Have a happy helper cut it for you at the hardware store, so you don't have to get out any big tools when you get home. ha! :)
* Using a roll of cork, lay your board (that is now the size of your frame insert) on top, and cut your cork out with a utility knife. I got my cork at Joann's.
* Use Spray adhesive on the board AND on the cork. Let dry for about one minute, and then adhere the two together.
You will have a product that looks like this. If you want a plain cork board, then you're done! If you want a fabric covered cork board, keep reading...
* Purchase any fabric that you like, to cover your cork and board.
( I purchased a yard and a half, but really could have gotten away with only a yard)
* Iron your fabric well, so that you don't have any creases.
* Lay your board with cork on it, face down on the fabric, and cut around it, leaving about an inch of excess, for wrapping the fabric tight.
* Using hot glue, pull the fabric around the back of the board and adhere it. For the corners, just fold them in much like you would when wrapping a present.
* Once your fabric is on, place the finished piece inside your frame, and use a point driver to shoot tabs into the edge, to keep everything in place. We purchased this tool at Hobby Lobby. It is AWESOME, and we've used it a ton! You can also find it here. If you don't want to purchase this product, then you can have tabs put in by the Orange Blossom shop girls as well!
I just wasn't sure how thick my end product was going to be, so I finished it off myself.
Your framed fabric pin board is done!
I've used my pin board to collect quotes, art and photos that make me happy and inspire me, but most importantly, I use it to keep all my room decorating odds and ends together. It's great! I collect such random things to use as inspiration for room re-do's that it's awesome to have a place to put them all, now!
I'm stoked about how this all came together. And really, the skies the limit with how you can make a fabric framed pin board work for YOUR space! Think of all the different frame styles, fabric patterns/colors and decor that you can use and collect, to make your pin board a direct reflection of YOU!