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Guest Project — Make Thrifty Chevron Bulletin Boards {get organized}!

Hi – I’m Heidi from Budget Wise Home and I’m so excited to be guest posting today!
For me, the new year is all about getting and staying organized–all on a budget, of course! These fabric covered bulletin boards are my latest office addition to help keep my desk neat and tidy. They were so easy and cheap to make.

I knew I wanted some over sized bulletin boards for my office, so when I came across these two at the thrift store, I snatched them up. Just $3.00 each! One had a little more wear and tear, but nothing a little fabric couldn’t cover up.
These are easy to find at thrift stores. I always see a few every time I go.
I spray painted them with 3 coats of the same red I used for my new thrift store chairs.
I cut my fabric to size and then used good old Fabri-Tac to glue it in place. I just worked in small sections gluing and smoothing the fabric as I went along. The fabric is Premier Prints ZigZag Village Blue/Natural from fabric.com
There were a few gaps around the edges, so I gave it a finished look with some ribbon using more Fabri-Tac.
Here they are all ready to go.
I use these to hang pictures, fabric samples, design ideas, paint chips, and anything else that gives me inspiration.
Here is the cost breakdown.
Bulletin Boards: $3.00/each
Fabric: $6.00/1 yard
Ribbon: $2.00
I already had the paint and Fabri-Tac
Total cost for both boards: $14.00!
These are so simple and way more fun to look at than a plain bulletin board. You can customize them to match any space. I hope you’re inspired to make your own. 
Happy organizing!
Wow – those bulletin boards are beautiful Heidi!!
I love that chevron fabric!!
Heidi’s blog is awesome – I love all of her organizing ideas and thrifty makeovers!!
{How yummy is this Tiered Cupcake Stand that Heidi made?}
Let Heidi help you become more organized in 2011 at 
 Budget Wise Home!! 

PS — the winner of the

Giveaway is Kim of Nick and Kim!!! 

 Be sure to keep Vintage Wanna Bee Boutique in mind for beautiful, handmade items!!

PPS — Shelley from House of Smiths is selling this adorable Simplify Decal at GroopDealz today!! For $6!!! Such a great deal!

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  1. Carlson Clan says:

    Did you have your shutters or blinds in those small side windows custom made? I've been looking for something for mine and I can't find anything small enough!!

  2. I made one tonight and linked back here! The post shall go up at Midnight Monday. Great tutorial. Thanks!

  3. cute! I'm headed to your blog now!

    Semalee @ Nailing Jello to a Tree

  4. Hey Jen! I love these, as I love everything on your blog always! :) I just wanted to say I'm recommending you to friends over at my blog, please stop by and spread the word, it's a new blog and I'm just getting it all started! Happy new year!

  5. The Painted Cottage says:

    Those are TOO cute! Definitely want to recreate these! :)

    – Lauren

  6. Design A-Peele says:

    these look great! I have this fabric. I may have to do this for my new baby room!

  7. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    I think I have a couple old bulletin boards in my basement. Great idea!

  8. This is a cute and great idea! I will definitely be trying it out in the coning months :) LOVE the fabrics!


  9. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Love the fabric! That kids' art display is so smart!

  10. These chevron fabric boards are amazing! I've been looking for a way to incorporate chevrons in my decor and this will be PERFECT! <3


    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  11. Love the boards and love her idea for art on the cookie sheets! So cute!

  12. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Great idea! I really need some boards for my office space… Something a little smaller maybe. Thanks ladies!!!

  13. jandjhome says:

    These look great. I love the chevron pattern.

  14. JC's Loft says:

    WOW those are so easy and looks awesome when hung up!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. I love love love these! So easy and so adorable! Might have to copy 'em myself.