Repurpose old art into a memo board (bulletin board)

Happy Friday!!!! Hope you all had a great week. Here is a fun weekend project…easy, and cheap ;) Good luck thrifting this weekend friends :)

We all have some old art that is our dated and blah. I repurposed this piece to create a very usable memo board for my daughters room.

I shared this a few weeks over at East Coast Creative….but in case you didn’t see it… it is again ;)

bulletin board

Back when I was making over the peanut’s room….I found this old art in our storage room. It was a piece that was rather outdated…but I had a feeling I could repurpose it somehow…just wasn’t sure what it would become. The artwork and frame was one piece. The art was actually painted on a thin piece of wood or veneer….so it was nice and smooth. My wheels started turning….:)


The first thing I did was tape off the edges and spray half of the artwork with chalkboard paint. I did 2 coats and let it dry according to the directions. When it has cured…you take the side of a piece of chalk and “season” the chalkboard. Erase…now it’s ready to use!

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For the other side….I used some tacky glue and adhered some cork. I bought a 4 pack of cork at Wal-Mart. Get the pieces as close to each other as possible. Place some books on top and let it dry. Then…take some favorite fabric and use spray adhesive to adhere the fabric to the cork. I cut my fabric with pinking shears so that the edges were pretty ;)

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Finish off the edges with some trim…if you choose to.

bulletin board

There you have it! Custom bulletin board/chalkboard…on the cheap! Now go look for some really outdated art and make it sing again !

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Great job and idea I will try. Its the greatest.

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