Who else just loves getting Ballard Designs catalogs? I spend so much time browsing the pages when ours arrives. I have yet to purchase anything from there however. I have such an issue paying for shipping but I have been able to find several items in other stores that look just like they are from the store!
I'm working on sprucing up my craft "space." It's not quite a room as it's the closet underneath our staircase but it is a decent size for me to be able to hide and organize all my stuff.
I wanted something on the wall to display some of my ideas for craft or home projects and was leaning towards a framed corkboard. Then I saw this in the Ballard catalog.
Simple. Neutral. Perfect.
Of course at $49 for a 15 x 20 I was not going to be ordering one of these!
Initially I thought I could cover some foam board with burlap but then I remembered in my guest room I had this failed project from two years ago.
I gave it a quick coat of white spray paint.
Once it dried I measured and cut out my burlap.
Then it was as simple as folding the fabric and stapling with my staple gun.
One the burlap was attached I flipped it over and set the upholstery tacks.
They only required a light tap with the hammer.
The best part of this project for me was that I had all the supplies, except for the upholstery tacks on hand, making this project practically free! Much better then the $49 price tag from Ballard!
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