Monday, March 7, 2011

what i made monday: a pinboard re-do

We have had this Ballard Designs pinboard in the kitchen for awhile now, and it's the perfect size for our family calendar and notes, etc.  But, it's starting to look a little tired {actually, it started to look tired awhile ago}.  So this weekend, I dressed it up.

Here's the before and after:

If you'd like to make one, you just need a pinboard, fabric and upholstery tacks.  Pretty basic.

I used Amsterdam in Snorkel/White from Calico Corners.  I found that it's also available from in lots of other fun colors {and it's cheaper!}.

Here is what I did:

1. Spray painted frame in bright white gloss.

2.  Made a paper template of cork area.

3.  Cut fabric a little bit larger than template so I had a little room to fudge the edges.

4.  Tucked in raw edges and pinned fabric to cork using upholstery tacks.  You could also use fabric tak glue for a smoother finish, but I wanted to be able to change out the fabric easily, so I opted to just use the tacks.

Here are a couple more photos:

If you want to get a little more pinboard inspiration, here's another tutorial that was featured on the always amazing Tatertots and Jello back in January {love that chevron fabric too!}.

I hope you all had a great weekend!!  Happy Monday!!


  1. That is so great! I love the fabric that you chose, very pretty! It really makes it stand out.

  2. Hiya! Can you hear me now?

  3. I really love the color scheme you used here. I have done it with burlap and in a country shabby style but this is very chic and you did an awesome job.

    Visiting from the Freckled party, hope you will pay me a visit too.

    Lucky 7 Design
    Mama J and Her Fashionistas


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