Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Made It: 07/07/14

Hi ladies and gents!
It is Monday and that means that it is time for Monday Made It
I've been looking forward to this post for some time now. 
Some time ago I was on Etsy looking around, I do that A LOT, and saw these fab boards.
I fell in love with them but they cost anywhere between $50.00 to $70.00, and while I think that the creators absolutely should be paid for their hard work, I am poor. I just couldn't afford it.
Then a lightbulb turned on. I have a cork board, which I was thinking of getting rid of because I hate the brown border. It just never matched my room.
I even tried to cover it in washi tape to make it less offensive. 
Didn't work for me.
Now for the face lift...
I started by uncovering the board. 
The green no longer went with my new nautical theme so I was switching to a navy chevron for this project.
I started by using regular push pins to hold the fabric in place.
Once the fabric was right where Iw anted it I started by adding thumb tacks to the corners.
Next, I added thumb tacks to the center point between the corners.
I did this all the way around.
 Once all my thumb tacks were down (when I ran out of thumbtacks) it was time to fold over the fabric. I want to say that I plan to come back and add more thumbtacks, I just have to buy some.
I folded one side over.
 I used Scor Pal tape because I knew it would stick, and I wanted this project to be low maintenance. If I had used some gooey adhesive it would have needed dry time. Another added bonus is that if/when I want to change the fabric I can pull it off the tape.
I cut pieces of the tape and laid them down all around the border edge.
 I went all the way around, folding the fabric back as I went.
 When I got tape down on all sides...
 I added some more. :P
Next it was time to fold over.
 Ummmm, obviously I didn't center it right. Oops, no matter that is the back right. For this part I used my stapler. I went all the way around just like with the thumbtacks, once side at a time.
 Here is the finished product. 
I wish I had ironed the fabric before to get rid of that crease.
Boo, shame on me.
 A closer look at the tacks. Visible and invisible too!
Finally, here it is above the computers. It will hang on this wall once I get the hooks up.
What do you think?
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  1. Beautiful!!! I never would have thought to iron it either ('cause I really don't like ironing!!!!) but I'm sure it will smooth out over time and it looks lovely!

    1. Thank you! I don't like ironing either. LOL I agree I think it will smooth out too. :) Plus I am putting stuff on it so some of the crease will be covered.

  2. Love the way this looks!!

    One Fab Teacher

    1. Thank you Tiffany. :) If I am honest, I love the way it looks too. A lot of the time with a small board, an additional border is overwhelming. :)

  3. Super cute idea! I will have to add this to my list for this summer! Thanks for sharing!
    Kayla in the Classroom

  4. Just LOVE how this turned out;) Thanks so much for sharing with us and linking up;)
    4th Grade Frolics


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