Thursday, August 22, 2013

Family Bulletin Board from ugly art

An inevitability when you have a family is the accumulation of papers, and bits, and photographs, and greeting cards, and party invitations, and appointment cards, and very-special-you-can’t-throw-that-away-ever priceless pieces of 5-year-old art.  I hate having these things magneted to every square inch of my fridge, but what else are you going to do with them?

I decided to buy a very giant, very UGLY piece of vintage “art”…


…spray paint the frame, spray tack on a roll of cork and some pretty fabric, hot glue some trim around the edges and make a family bulletin board for all our bits and pieces:


It’s now hanging in the hall, back towards the mudroom, opposite of our family photo gallery.  Easy project that makes a big organizational and design impact, don’t you think?



  1. I love what you did with that frame. Funny thing is, I recently picked up the exact same frame at an auction!

  2. much better! we both upgraded ugly art today!

  3. What a great idea!! I am pinning this. My mom actually just gave me this giant old frame and artwork that hung above her and my dad's bed for as long as I can remember. I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, and I don't want to sell it. We could use a much bigger bulletin board. Thanks for ideas!!


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