Friday, April 16, 2010

(GIANT) PADDED BULLETIN BOARDS

I did these (4) very large padded bulletin boards for BE Styled.

Close up of button
This is what I started with.  The size?  72" x 40"!
I glued batting to the cork side.


Then upholstered it with the fabric.  In this case, it was drapery panels from IKEA.  Then I put the ribbon on, stapling it to the backside.

Then the real fun began.  I used this extra long upholstery needle and roman shade cord to 'sew' the buttons at the intersections where the ribbon met.

The back view.

A close-up of the cord.  I didn't actually sew the buttons on.  I pushed the needle through with one side of the cording, then put the button on and pushed it through again.  To give it the tufted look, I pulled the cording tight and tied it off.  Let me tell you, it wasn't easy and my hands were very sore.

In the shop

Eventually all 4 will be mounted on the wall.

11 comments:

Laurel said...

How cool is this!!! I just got rid of one in my girls room that never really matched. You have inspired me to recover and re-use instead of heaping it on the the garbage pile-making waste again and buying another:)
Love and Hugs My friend,
Laurel

Blondie's Journal said...

I have always wanted to make one of these and actually have a large board put aside. Thanks for the tutorial!!

xoxo
Jane

Maya said...

Oh, great blog makeover!!

Janet said...

They're big and beautiful!!

Love the new blog look1

The Attic said...

Those really ARE giant! Nice work, as usual :) Did they choose the fabric..it's pretty. Going to the flower show? I bet you are!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Great idea Tamerie
Looks fab with everything hanging on it... love those cute dresses too.. xxx Julie

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Wow those are great and huge! You have me thinking of all sorts of ways to use them! Thanks for the inspiration.

Valerie said...

Nice job, Tamerie. They look beautiful!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love these......

Sandy Michelle said...

I am loving the bulletin boards girl! Thanks for stoppng by! You're right that once you're at the beach- nothing else matters!

Hugs!
Sandy

Sabii Wabii said...

Well these boards are pretty darn cute.
Terisa