Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DIY Tutorial // Painted Bulletin Board

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

Although it may not seem possible in the midst of this crazy winter weather, spring is just a few weeks away.  And like many people, when spring is approaching, I feel a sudden need to get things organized.  I have a very tiny office space, and it fills up quickly with business cards, notes to myself, reminders on scraps of paper, and other bits and pieces that don't really have anywhere specific to go.  I've also had a big white space on the wall that has been screaming for something to fill it for months.  I decided that the perfect solution to both of these problems was to take a boring old bulletin board and make it pretty.

I love the way that gold and black look together (you can see how I spruced up mason jars with this combination here), so I decided to pair those together along with some nice clean white and paint a simple, colorblock style pattern on a plain bulletin board using some acrylic paints.  I loved the way it turned out!  This project is an easy, super affordable way not only to transform an old cork board, but also to add a fun accent piece to your office space, kitchen, or bedroom.  And if you're not into this particular color combination or it doesn't go with your space, you can use any color paints you like!


DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean
  • A plain bulletin/cork board
  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape for Multi-Surface with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector 
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Sponge Paint Brushes
  • A palette or paper plate for your paints

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

1. Tear off a piece of ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape for Multi-Surface with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector and place at a vertical angle on the bulletin board, making sure it goes all the way around the top and bottom edges of the frame. 

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean
DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

2. Put pieces of newspaper or paper bags under the bulletin board, and use your sponge brushes to paint the taped off section with your gold paint, including the frame.  Allow to dry, then apply another coat. 

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

3. Once both coats of gold paint have thoroughly dried, remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

4. Apply a piece of ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape at a horizontal angle from the left edge of the bulletin board (around the frame) to the edge of the gold paint.  Then carefully apply another piece along the edge of the gold (so that it is on top of the gold paint and lines up with the edge) from where the first piece of tape ends down around the bottom the frame. (Note: before applying tape to freshly painted surfaces, make sure to allow for 24 hours of dry time.)

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

5. Paint the taped off section with the white paint, including the frame.  Allow to dry, then apply another coat.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

6. Once both coats of white paint have thoroughly dried, remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape.  

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

7. Apply a piece of ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape at a vertical angle, parallel to the edge of the gold paint, from the top of the bulletin board (around the edge of the frame), down to the top edge of the white paint.  Then apply another piece along the edge of the gold, and one more along the top edge of the white. (Note: before applying tape to freshly painted surfaces, make sure to allow for 24 hours of dry time.)

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

8. Paint the taped off section with the black paint, including the frame.  Allow to dry, then apply another coat.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

9. Remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape and admire your finished board!

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean
DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean

10. Hang your fancy new bulletin board on the wall and pin away.

DIY Painted Bulletin Board Tutorial // Bubby and Bean


If you try this project I'd love to see pictures!

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16 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I have a plain ol' board in my room now. I think it needs painted before going into my new room :)

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  2. What a fabulous idea! I've received the same Audrey card once :-)

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  3. Wow, so cool! I didn't realize you could paint on cork! Your board looks fantastic!

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  4. Your board came out looking fantastic! I love the color combo.
    I'm thinking in spring cleaning mode right now too. I really, really need to clean the computer area.
    That tape works really well. I want to paint our bathroom this summer, so I'll keep this tape in mind.

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  5. this is AMAZING. this is probably the only coarkboard DIY i've liked haha, the colors and different lines make it look so pretty! Definitely going to give this a go :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  6. Gah!!!!! This is soooo pretty!!! Who ever knew a corkboard could be so stylish lol. I'm doing this!!

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  7. This is so cool! I love the color choices and the pattern is really chic. I'll have to try this. =)

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  8. Very cool! What a great addition to the space!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

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  9. this is so cool. does it work with regular non-sponge brushes too? i'm asking bc i have a bunch of those on hand already. can't wait to try this.

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    1. Yes, you can absolutely use bristle brushes. I personally like using sponge brushes better with acrylics because they give you a little more control, but other styles of brushes will work as well.

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  10. Love this! Definitely going to give this a try!!

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  11. Thanks so much for your comments everybody! I can't wait to see pictures of your projects. xo, m

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  12. Oooh, hey! That turned out really cute! Obviously I like your use of gold. :-)

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  13. Love this idea!!! Just made mine today using teal,red, black, and grey for my kitchen!! For some reason I cant post a pic but its on my instagram my name on there is vastraforlife.

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