|Pottery Barn's Linen Pinboard|
It has taken me until now to finally get myself in gear and turn them into great fakes! A little spray paint, some drop cloth fabric from the Home Depot, some edge beading and here is what I've got now!
Here's how I did it:
First, spray-painted the frames with almond enamel. Then, I cut out approximate-sized pieces of Drop Cloth Canvas Fabric (you can get a HUGE piece of canvas fabric from Home Depot or Lowes for around $10.00) to fit the cork boards and stretched it out using thumbtacks.
Leaving the pins in, I hot-glued all around the edge of the board next to the frames.
I pressed down firmly to make sure the glue adhered well.
Next, I simply cut away the excess fabric.
Then, I hot-glued some decorative beaded edging over the rough edge of the canvas (and burnt my finger really bad - OUCH!). I'd picked up a whole ream of this edging from a yard sale last year for only $5.00! At the time, I had no idea what I'd do with it, but it was too good of deal to pass up!
I had some leftover ribbon from a previous project, so for one of my boards I added it prior to adding the decorative edging. To make sure the ribbon stays in place, I added a few thumbtacks as insurance.
The other two boards, I left plain.
Are these boards exactly like Pottery Barn's? Well...not exactly. But they absolutely perform the same function and have a ton more style than they did previously!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Pottery Barn Cork Board ($2.25 for 3 Boards, $0.00 Leftover Canvas Fabric from my coffee table project, $4.50 Spray Paint, $5.00 Beaded Edging, $0.00 Ribbon on hand).
Total Fake-It Cost: $11.75 for 3 Boards
Compare to Pottery Barn's Linen Pinboards ($44.00 each)
Total Fake-It Savings: $120.25
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