Friday, May 22, 2009

Command Central Gets a Facelift

Of course we are working on getting the house ready to put on the market. I am not thrilled. Actually, I am the only one so far working on this. Like a full time job and college courses is reason enough to be too busy. Some people.

Anyway. In the "office" I have a bulletin board that we slap schedules, coupons, kids art, birthday lists, addresses of friends the kids are having sleepovers or whatever on. It pretty much is a mess. But it is not a mess I am willing to take down to stage the house.

I do have to admit that it was looking kind of ratty. I got it from Freecycle in Nebraska. It's seen a few families, a few moves, and several different coats of paint. Some of the cork was beginning to bubble in a couple of the corners.

A few months ago, during my morning blog reading, I came across a crafty site that had a bulletin board covered in fabric. Since that time I have been watching for a black and white fabric that I could use to do the same thing. I have my pencil drawings and all the office equipment (which tends to be black, silver, grey or white) in this room so I wanted to keep it low key and not too bright.

So, we started with this:
I found the fabric at Joannes and used a 40% coupon. Unfortunately when I laid it all out to start putting it together I found that the ends were not cut straight. Now I had a problem. I didn't want to buy more fabric so I ended up slapping some fabric ribbon around the boarder to cover up the bad cut and cork showing through. Not delighted, but it looks ok.

I used elmers spray glue to attach the fabric and ribbon.

The picture didn't come out that great. The pattern is not real clear like it is on the wall. But, I really like the end result.

Now I need to clean up the desk underneath.....


  1. Looks good!

    BTW: Nice calendar! Do you know where I can get one?

  2. Sorry Tricia - its a custom job. Limited printing and all that. I can put you in touch with the artist....

  3. That looks fabulous! What a great idea! And I like how you used your creative juices to solve the problem of too little fabric.

  4. That looks great! I need something like that.