Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY Fabric Covered Pin Boards

Y'all,  I actually completed a project.  Gasp!  It's been so long!  I think the last thing that I got done was my laundry room back in November.  This project it significantly smaller than an entire room, but I'd say I'm on my way to getting our little office area in our master complete.

I stumbled across some pin boards on clearance in Target and I was inspired!  For the longest time I had no idea what to do with the big wall above our home office space in our master bedroom, and I had one dinky little pin board propped up behind the monitor.  The pin board itself is not so bad to look at and I actually have one hanging up in my kitchen, but I wanted something a little more sophisticated looking than a black framed cork board for our office/master.

I've had one of the cork boards for years and I found the other two for $4 each (they're now back to $15 each).  I paid $10 for 3 yards of canvas at Jo Ann (I had a coupon) and I used thumbtacks as my "nail head trim."  I used less than 100 tacks for each board, but I bought 3 packs of 100 anyway which cost about $7.  Soooo....that's a grand total of about $25 to get one giant wall in my bedroom done!

Not only was this a pretty cheap project, but it also didn't take a ton of time.  The process was really simple. 

Done and done!  OK, not exactly, it was a little tedious to put each tack in, but the result is worth it.

I considered waiting to post this little project until I got the rest of my desk area all organized and pretty, but I think it'll be a while.  This is a little glimpse of what I'm working with:

And that's after I cleared and dusted the desktop.  I need some cutesy desk accessories and I need to do some de-cluttering....and I need to actually put some things on my pin boards.

I'll keep y'all updated!

I'll be linking up to:



Erin (Out on a Limb) said...

So pretty, simple and sophisticated. Great job!

Rachel @ Thrifty Inspirations said...

I love this! So creative and I'm sure very useful to have around! I would love for you to come link up at my Thrifty Under {$50} Friday Party!! See you soon!

Rachel @ Thrifty

Kat from California said...

These look great! Do you have Home Goods and/or TJ Max nearby? They have great office organizing items there. Another source is Current Catalog (Google it cause I'm not sure of URL).

Thanks for sharing.

Christine @ Park House Love said...

They look great...I love the linen fabric and how clever use silver thumbtacks for the nail heads!

Christine @ Park House Love said...

....aaaaand by linen I meant canvas!

Vanessa Barker said...

So classy. I love this.
I'd love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas

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