So, we know I a fan of going to the thrift store to buy supplies for my projects. It keeps the costs down and then you can customize how you see fit. Yes, it takes more time, but to me it is worth it. I like doing thrift store DIYs on items I know I can find at any second hand store. Frames are a guarantee, so are wood shelves, and so are bulletin boards. Seriously, I promise if you walk into a thrift store, you will find a Rose Art bulletin board for less than $5 (mine was $2). If you prefer, Amazon carries a great one for $14. Here is my $2 thrift store bulletin board makeover:
To start, sand down the frame to give it a little texture for the paint to hold onto (this is my favorite handheld sanding block).
Give the whole board (cork included) a thin coat of paint (I used house paint- the same colors as my walls). Repeat as needed until you have full coverage (3-4 coats). [Read more…]