lazy girl's DIY: custom bulletin board

With more projects coming up I find it to be a big help to have everything in front of me all at once. Keeping room schemes and lists in my face keeps ideas coming and projects moving along. And since my desk was turning into a small mountain range of papers and fabrics, I thought it was time to get it all on the wall. And of course, the bulletin board had to coordinate with the rest of the room so I got my lazy girl DIY on. This one is insanely easy- it's basically paint, cut and paint. Below, the final product. Unfortunately, the desk hasn't been this clean since.





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What you'll need:

1. A Bulletin board - size of your choosing
2. Paint - can be house paint or acrylic.
3. Wallpaper cut to fit the board (I used 3 stips and overlapped them. A random pattern makes this easier)
4. Elmers Spray Glue
5.The smallest containter of polyurethane you can find. This is just to coat/ seal the paper


Step 1:Paint the border- I did 4 coats to cover the ugly "wood" border and made my man take a picture to prove it.

Step 2: After the paint dries overnight cut pieces of wallpaper to fit the board. 

Step 3: Spray the glue onto the cork part of the bulletin board. Press paper onto the board pushing out any air bubbles. 
Step 4: Almost finished! Let the paper adhere to the board for a few hours until the glue is completely dry.

Step 5: Coat the entire board (border and wallpaper) with a thin layer of polyurethane. This will seal the seams between the strips of paper and create a shine on the painted border. Let dry and hang.