Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Padded Bulletin Board

Here's a pic of a bulletin board I just finish in Sunshine's "Fancy Nancy" bedroom. I don't think you can tell from the pics, but the bulletin board has extra padding (batting, actually...2 layers) and is "puffy".
I found this old, gold, plastic-framed mirror at the thrift store. I removed the mirror and spray painted the frame pink. Using the mirror as my "pattern", I cut a piece of foam board the same size as the mirror. I added to layers of batting and then fabric. I actually used duct tape to secure the fabric to the back of the foamboard.

Because the bulletin board is "puffy", regular tacks wouldn't stay in place, so I used corsage pins as tacks. They are extra "fancy" because they have a pearl tip. The corsage pins can be found in the wedding section of your local craft store.


  1. Cute! I've been looking for cute frames at our local thrift store but I've yet to find anything this adorable!

  2. This is super cute!! I also love the silhouette art!