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.....