DIY bulletin boards made from old picture frames can be made very inexpensively for your own home or to give as gifts. I needed several bulletin boards for my studio that would help me stay organized and a place to pin-up all the pictures of ideas I want to keep so I decided to create my own DIY Bulletin Boards Made From Old Picture Frames.
I wanted something very feminine yet a little country rustic. The white makes for a nice backdrop for fabric samples, paint samples or pictures taken out of magazines for inspiration.
I disassembled the frames so I could paint them. Since I was using Annie Sloan paint I didn’t bother sanding them.
For the frames I used Anne Sloan Old White. I put on two coats and then distressed the corners with sandpaper.
I choose to cover mat board with white burlap for my pin boards. I had a scrap piece of plastic peg board ( really it was left over from an old chore chart system when the kids were little). The peg board allows me to have a place to hook up supplies I might need to be handy.
Finally I added a heavy cord to hang them by and dressed up the cord with tulle to give it a more feminine look.
Be sure and visit my Studio Tour post to see these great bulletin boards in action. My studio is my happy place, a place to be creative whether it’s working in colored pencils, watercolors, sewing, crafts or photography there is space to do it all. There is also storage to keep all my supplies neatly in order.