Friday, March 25, 2011

DIY Snow Leopard Bulletin Board

When I saw how this person transformed her dining room chairs using a sharpie, I simply had to try the same technique on fabric.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, all it took was a linen remnant and black sharpies.  I used one medium and one small.  The medium is best for creating the spot and the smaller is great for the detailing around the edge.

The old frame is one I scored from Mom's basement.  By the way, she always has a treasure or three down there.  After looking at several stores and contemplating how to proceed with my bulletin board, I found this pack of cork board, 4 for $5 at Walmart.


When taped together front and back, the pieces were slightly larger than the size I needed.  To cut them down, I used scissors.  This was the part I was most worried about, but it turned out to be super easy.

To secure the fabric to the board, I wrapped and stapled it, but you also use a spray adhesive.  (sorry I don't have a picture of this, but you all are visual ;) )



Here it is - my $5 bulletin board.  What do you think?





43 comments :

  1. We love it.great job.The gold frame really makes it super fun.

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  2. I love the "fabric print" you created! Looks great used on the bulletin board against the ornate frame...Janell

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  3. I LOVE IT and I love the frame you put it in!! Have a great weekend, Martina

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  4. I really like this, Rene!! I bet you were seeing spots for awhile! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. I can't believe you scored that frame in your mom's basement! And of course I love that fabric - it looks so much like the original. Where are you going to put this beauty?

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  6. A sharpie!? OMG, what great ideas im gettin from bloggers. This will be something that i have to tuck away for future use. It turned out great!.........Bonnie

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  7. Thank you! Lisa, it is hanging in the office.

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  8. So cute! It makes me want to watch 101 Dalmatians!

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  9. It's awesome! Love your faux-leopard fabric in that pretty frame, and gret tip on taping the cork squares together.

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  10. What a fantastic idea! I think it looks great! :)

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  11. This is such a wonderfully clever idea! I would never want to pin anything to the board, lest I hide that awesome print! LOL!

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  12. I love it!! A great $5 dollar fix. {Nate Berkus}

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  13. This is an adorable project! And I hope you gave your mom a hug for that great frame!!!

    I would love to do a mini version on this and put it on a great stand.
    Very very creative!
    Yvonne

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  14. I love this! How easy and I need something like this in my office. I think I hear a project coming on.

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  15. Love it! You did a great job. This is so easy and stylish too:)

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  16. This turned out great! And I still love that fabric - so I am glad you got to use it somewhere fun!

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  17. Awesome! Your spots fabric looks very authentic, and it looks amazing in that gold frame. Great job. Happy weekend, Rene!

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  18. Love this! That frame is the absolute best way to display the fun fabric print. So functional, too. Thanks for sharing.

    Oh, and I just gave you the Liebster Blog Award, come on over and claim it, then give it out to whoever you want.

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  19. Great diy, Rene. Love this idea.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  20. How fun! The combination of the graphic print and tradition frame looks fabulous, Rene!

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  21. Oh my goodness, it turned out so cute! When you showed us the fabric awhile back I thought for sure it was going to show up in the dining room!

    Have a fun weekend!

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  22. LOVE that - such a cute idea!! I'm loving that sharpie trick!
    Have a great weekend!

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  23. This is great my friend. I love the print. I like the idea of using the tiles. They are normally much thinner, so does the pin just go all the way through and the frame allows for more space? Do you know what I mean?

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  24. I think I know what you mean Courtney. The frame is so thick and the opening for the cork was so thin that this seemed to be the best scenario. The usual cork board options weren't going to work and I couldn't cut them down to the size I needed. Does this answer your question?

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  25. I still can't get over that you did this with a Sharpie!! Turned out super cute! I like the shoe you have tacked up there to. :)

    xo,
    Tessa

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  26. I love this, Rene. How clever with your fun fabric you've created. That is the most sylish bulletin board that I have seen! Hapy Weekend to you!

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  27. As usual I am totally inspired to get to work...this is a project I have all of the components too, I just need to get my bottom in gear and do it! Have a great weekend.

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  28. gorgeous, I love those chunky traditional frames on a cork board, but our friends at BD (I wont name any names) charge like $99 to $250 for them.

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  29. Great idea...think I will make one for my shelter room!

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  30. * ABSOLUTELY "FRONT PAGE WONDERFUL!!!", Rene!!!!!

    THANKS so much for sharing!!!

    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  31. *** Ha ha ha... MUST share with you that the letters for word verification just now were "PEEMOR"!!! Think this is so funny, especially talking about "wild animal prints"! ***

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  32. Oh wow, when i first saw the post I was so excited bc i've been looking for a fabric like that...but you, clever girl, created your own!! Great project...and looks great with the frame.

    And your Dining Room is just gorgeous!!! What time is dinner? :)

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  33. Rene, you are just so very creative! The bulletin board looks fabulous and the frame is out of the world beautiful. The thing I love about it is that it's so practical but it also has such great style. You are so talented!

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  34. The fabric really turned out well. It looks great with that frame. What a great a find at your moms!

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  35. Rene- Pretty smashing! It's just adorable and chic.

    Sharpies are hidden in our house- Five year old Son H put some x's on my sofa!

    Loretta

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  36. Great job!!! I love that fabric, crazy that you made it!!! Super creative!

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  37. I love this too! What a great idea and I love th frame that you have for it. :)

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  38. I missed this post!!! Love it Rene! A sharpie? Really?!!

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