11.16.2009

Pretty Pinboards~

Many moons ago I saw these pretty bulletin boards in a PB catalog. I. fell. in. love. I have had them on my project list ever since. This weekend, I finally got around to making me some.




First, I stopped at my favorite thrift/junque/antique shop and found a couple of old frames. (I got both for only $5!) Then, after I started painting the first one, I remembered to take a before photo.




I gave each frame a coat of Nantucket White by Ralph Lauren. Just one coat, because I wasn't interested in creating pristine looking frames. I wanted them to look a little shabby. To add to the shabby-ness, I took a sanding block and knocked a little paint off the tops of the relief.







Then to make the pin-boards, I just wrapped some pretty linen around some cardboard and hot glued it on the back. I would really recommend getting some foam core for a project like this, but I was aiming to use what I had. Popped them in their respective frames and VOILA!





You'll have to check back later this week to see how I use these little lovelies!!

Have a great Monday~

37 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Very sweet- looking forward to seeing how you will use these pretty frames!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

So cute! These would make great Christmas gifts too. Watch out family, whether you like it or not you’re getting home made gifts this year ;0)

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Lara said...

So pretty & inspirational! Well done!!! :o)

alittlefrenchloven said...

So easy, and so pretty! What a lovely craft idea. Thanks for sharing.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cute! I've had these on my list too. Glad you got to yours - they turned out great!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

DONE. This is happening in my house TOMORROW. Love it!

Symone's Mommy said...

GREAT idea! Great example of "Why not use what you have?" No need to buy unnecessary supplies.

Shannon www.OldWorldCharm.info said...

Beautiful work, Wendy! They would work equally well in shabby chic, romantic cottage or country decor.

Shannon

Anny said...

Oh how pretty!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Love these!

Darlene said...

Those turned out great and much less expensive than PB!!!

Cindy said...

I did something almost exactly like this using an old frame and foam board. I use it in my cra(p)ft room.
Can't wait to see what how you use them!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Lovely! I love the linen and white combo, such a great classic look!!

Kasey said...

i need me one of those....
xo

LuLu said...

THis just went to the tp of my list in must do! love, need, must make!!!!
xo,
LuLu

snowman hill said...

Can't wait to see what you do with them!
Krista

Sherri S said...

They look awesome! Can't wait to see where you place them. What cool inspiration to just make it yourself on the frugal side!

Shannon said...

Very pretty! I love those!

mary said...

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

I L.O.V.E. them!!!! I am always a succer for a cute pin board, or magnet board!!

Richella said...

What a fun, simple project! Way to go! And thanks for sharing it with us.

Tiffany said...

LOVE the way these turned out! I was loving those in the catalog! Nice job.

menley said...

What size are the frames? I'm looking forward to the follow-up post.

Jen said...

We have similar taste....or at least a flair for PB knockoffs!

http://goldfishcrumbs.blogspot.com/2009/11/pb-knockoff.html

Its So Very Cheri said...

Those look awesome.

Cheri

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a great project and I love that you used what you had!They look terrific!

Tara said...

What a great idea. I really like the finished project. They are so cute looking. I am gonna have to copy this idea. :o)

Mama Byrd said...

LOVE.JEALOUS.COPYING

allthingsjuice said...

Love this! Amazing what a coat of paint can do...

thewelcomehome said...

Wonderful inspiration! I am about to create a brag board for our hallway. It was going to be a plain corkboard with a narrow wood frame but now....

I need to add this brag board because my children want me to display all of their school work and the fridge is just too small!

Thanks for the great idea.

{ L } said...

Wow, gorgeous. Good work!

jenjen said...

SO so pretty. I love that project!!!

XOOX
Jen

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Very pretty. I love how a coat of white paint really transforms an item.

Emily said...

These are fantastic! I was immediately inspired to give this a shot!

stefanie said...

they are gorgeous!!! thanks for the inspiration

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very pretty--I am your newest follower. I have a party--every Monday--Its So Very Creative and would love to have you post this.

Cheri

upcycledhomeblog.com said...

Super-cute, great job!