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I seem to have an iron grip on summer resisting pumpkin latte’s and cider donuts.  I want to run,  paddle board and spray paint outside for many more Midwestern weeks!

I started this project with the intent of creating a giant hub for organizing the life of our family.  As usual the project took twists and turns and the end result is a large display for photos!  Organization will have to wait.

About ten years ago I invested in a giant bulletin board at Office Max.  It served as a display hub for the girls’ art, favorite photos and precious mementos.  Back then I added a thick white boards to frame it up; making it less “office” and more “pretty.”  It worked its magic for years… but has been sitting in the corner collecting dust since we moved last summer.

before!

before!

I started by applying a fresh coat of black paint.  Once dry, I distressed the edges.  Next I applied a spray adhesive to the cork and attached burlap fabric; gently tucking it under the wooden frame.  It is now living on a lonely wall in our kitchen.  This up-cycle required: black paint, burlap (I found mine at Hobby Lobby) and furniture tacks to attach the photos!  Easy!

after!

after!

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It now holds seven 8 x 10 photos!  All photos were printed in sepia.

I bet you have a lonely cork board lying around ready for a makeover. I would love to hear about your re-purpose!