I fell for these classy bulletin boards. Yes, a classy bulletin board. Sounds like an oxymoron, but they are so cute.
The price tag for the smallest (28" x 24") bulletin board? $99!
I had this frame that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. Their open-back frames are frequently on sale for half price. It's 12 x 24 inches.
I set it on some blocks so I could hit all sides with semi-gloss black spray paint. It took about four layers to make sure I hit all the nooks and crannies.
Next, I cut ordinary foam core board and lined one side with cork Con-Tact Paper. It's tricky stuff to work with since the cork layer is thin and can break easily. I recommend getting it as flat as possible before adhering to the foam board and then peel the backing just a few inches at a time.
I tapped points into the frame to hold the cork-covered foam board into place. I found an upholstery tack hammer and a large flathead screwdriver worked well for this.
And the end result...
Here's my running total:
$12.50 for the frame (half price at Hobby Lobby)
$7.50 for the cork Con-Tact Paper (I bought it at Michaels with a 40% off coupon).
$2 for the foam core board.
(I already had the spray paint and the frame points.)
My Grand total = $22
Ballard Design = $99
But, I still love ya, Ballard Design!
I'm linkin' up...