I have been working on all of the finishing touches on my home office lately, and this is one of my recent projects. I had previously covered my plain cork bulletin board with some pink vintage fabric at our old house, but I wasn’t thrilled with the end result for my new office. For one thing, I didn’t want a pink bulletin board on a pink wall. Secondly, the craft glue that I used the first time around was not the best choice (you can see in the first picture how it seeped through the fabric and left a visible mark).
I selected some fun fabric to use this time, and decided to lay the new fabric over the old fabric since I liked the scalloped border on the pink fabric so much. I measured out how large of a rectangle I would need, and then added about an extra quarter inch on each side to allow for a non-sew hem, and cut out my new fabric rectangle.
Once the piece was cut out, I folded in each side of the fabric and pressed with the steam setting on the iron. When I got to the corners, I folded and steamed them in at an angle, kind of like when you make a bed with a flat sheet, and secured with a tiny dot of fabric glue. After all of the edges were cleanly finished, I made sure the rest of the fabric was well ironed and wrinkle free.
Since the craft glue that I used the first time was not the best option, I decided to try a glue gun this time around, and it worked much better. I just glued the new piece of fabric in place, putting small amounts of glue around all the edges of the fabric. That’s it! Super easy project, and I love the finished result hanging in my office. 🙂
More of the office decorating projects coming up, and the full unveiling of my new home office coming soon!