>A fun bulletin board makeover

>I have been feeling overwhelmed this past week – I was finally able to get in my classroom to begin set-up, and I think I did more damage than good! I’ll be back in on Monday to hopefully get it a little more organized…

I also have been going a little crazy with decorating lately…and I don’t even know where to start blogging about it! So I decided to just do a fun little project to start…

I bought this little piece of work at 2nd Avenue (a local thrift store) for $1.90.

Just what you want hanging in your house, right? 😉 Here’s a closer view…

SO, I knew that little birdie had to go…and I painted it black

Ahh…much better already. Since the cork board wasn’t cutting it, I decided to cover it with some pretty scrapbooking paper I had in my stock. Problem was, I cut it too small, and I had some cork board showing through. No fear, I have some ribbon that will add a pop of color and fix up those holes (nobody ever said I was a perfectionist!)

I struggled with what to do with the top of this for a little while…I had a few different ideas, but I decided to monogram it. We have no other monograms in the house, so I thought it would be fun to try one…

Painted in the stencil with an antique white paint, and here she is!

I even stuck a little note on it for my husband to see when he got home 🙂 It’s hanging right near our front door, so I want to use it as a place to hang those “reminders” that we can’t leave home without!

Not bad for a $1.90 piece – and I didn’t pay anything extra because everything else was leftover from other projects! 🙂

Check out the parties I’m linking up to on the side of my page, and as always, let me know what you think! You guys are the BEST! 🙂

15 Responses to “>A fun bulletin board makeover”
  1. >Great job! It turned out great and cheap too!! You can't beat that. Have a great day. Bonnie 🙂

  2. >I love how you transform all your thrifty finds into something so cute!

  3. Rhiannon says:

    >great job! and love the price too!!! since you used scrapbook paper you could prob change it out for the different holidays!

  4. >I love it! Great thrifty find and amazing makeover! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! :)Roeshel

  5. Jennifer says:

    >So cute! I love the monogram. I think it's great when people re-purpose items that seem so so so beyond any help (like that awful pastel bird!). Those are my favorite makeovers because they're the ones that are least expected. 🙂

  6. >This is a great makeover project! So cute! I just stumbled onto your blog & noticed you were a teacher. You should check out our new blog featuring teacher resources, party planning ideas, and organization tips. http://www.frogsbeesundertheseas@blogspot.comIt's nice to meet you! 🙂

  7. Kaysi says:

    >That looks great!

  8. >coming from cheris…i cant believe how great you made this look!

  9. Brianne says:

    >What a cute makeover! Posts like this make me want to head to the nearest thrift store and make something blah into something great! 🙂 Visiting from New Friend friday! 🙂

  10. Meg says:

    >This is so cute. I love a thrifty find! It looks great. First monogram! It's a momentous occasion. I'm having a link party and Target giveaway on my blog. I'd love it if you joined up! Have a wonderful day. alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

  11. >How cute! I really like the pattern you selected. (Cute dog too.)I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party – Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!AllisonAtticmag

  12. >That is a very pretty bulletin board. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  13. >I LOVE this! What a great new fresh and fun look!Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to Scraptastic Saturday. Sure hope to see you every week!Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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