We have a stainless-steel refrigerator. And since I don’t want scratches on it from magnets, we’ve been taping Big Brother’s artwork to our pantry door. This has been a problem because the tape doesn’t stay and we are constantly having to re-hang things.
The wall above our garage-sale kid’s kitchen set is blank (we moved into this house 5 months ago), so I thought this would make for a perfect place for Big Brother’s artwork.
Here’s what you’ll need: a bulletin board (I bought mine for $7.99 at Target), 1/2 yd. fabric (again–leftover from another project), white paint, and thumbtacks. Oh, and a handy husband who doesn’t mind hanging the bulletin board. :)
|1. Paint the edges of your bulletin board. I didn’t care to tape it since the fabric would eventually be covering the inside of the bulletin board anyway.|
|2. Cut a piece of fabric large enough to cover the entire cork area.|
|3. Fold the edges under for a more finished look.|
|4. Use thumbtacks to secure the fabric around the edge.|
|5. As you can see, mine has some wrinkles. Prince Charming kindly asked if I wanted him to get the iron and I promptly said “no.” Wrinkles add character, right?|
|6. The more perfectionistic of the two of us was recruited for this job. I typically like to “eyeball” things which means we have LOTS of holes behind almost all of our pictures. :)|
|All Done! Oh, and I got these adorable CANVAS pictures made of the boys for FREE (plus shipping). Not sure if this deal is still good, but you could check by going here.|
|Our home is the opposite of a magazine cover…but I like that you can tell that kids actually live in our house!|
|Big Brother was so proud! He woke up from his nap to find this “surprise” and was very excited.|