Saturday, July 21, 2012

DIY Fabric Covered Faux Nail Head Trim Memo Board

Happy Saturday...Another lovely DIY project today, a Fabric Covered Faux Nail-head Trim Cork Board! If you're here for my Weekend Bloggy Reading link party, I hope you'll pop over to link up and browse the projects, but not before you check out today's fabulous guest post from Chelsea at two twenty one.

Please leave Chelsea some comment love today! I met her in June at the Atlanta Haven Conference and she just oozes style and creativity. She is also absolutely hilarious.

Hey, Serenity Now readers! I'm Chelsea from Two Twenty One, where I share my latest home improvement projects, furniture makeovers, crafts, recipes, home decor and season decor ideas. I'm stopping by to share my fabric covered faux nail head trimmed cork board with you. Get. Excited.

I made this from a cork board I already had, some fabric from JoAnn Fabric, and thumbtacks from Walmart.  The total cost was around $12.

I started by ironing the fabric because no one likes creases on their fabric-covered cork board. Then I sprayed the cork board with adhesive before laying the fabric on top. I smoothed out the fabric with my hands so there weren't any bubbles.

Then I started to push in the thumbtacks.  (Push it real good.)   

After all 200+ thumbtacks were in place and my fingers felt like they were going to fall off even though I did this over the span of a couple days, I hot glued the excess fabric onto the back of the cork board.

Note:  If you plan on taking on the self-torturous task of pushing 200+ thumbtacks into a cork board I suggest spreading it out over a few days. Your fingers will thank you.

I hope you enjoyed this fun, easy, and cheap tutorial! Thanks, for having me, Amanda! I hope you're having a blast on vacation!

Thanks, Chelsea! I was so blessed to meet you in Atlanta, and can't wait to catch up at Haven 2013!

Please run, don't walk, over to two twenty one, where every one of Chelsea's beautifully photographed projects and posts are sure to inspire you!

I'm on my way home from Myrtle Beach today, so I'm hoping to have a fantastic round-up of Features to share with you all tomorrow. Until then, be sure to link up, and you could be one of them!


  1. This turned out so well. Love the fabric you used and the idea to use thumbtacks. Go, Chelsea.

  2. So cute! I love the idea of covering the frame also. I may have to use this idea on my old cork board.

  3. Thanks for having me, Amanda! Safe travels home!

  4. This is adorable! I really like the way you dressed up the fabric with the addition of thumbtacks. A version of this would look super cute in my classroom and I even have a cork board in my basement that I've been saving in case I ever need it.

  5. WOW! That looks great! Very nice project!

  6. Dear Amanda
    I've just arrived here and I L-0-V-E-D everything here... a lot of inspirations and criativity...
    thanks for sharing your ideas!
    brazilian hugs

  7. how adorable! the fabric is perfect!! and such a simple idea with the thumbtacks!

    thanks for sharing!

    xx, zhing

  8. Love this! Great job Chelsea!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  9. I love the idea of using upholstery nails! It realley makes the difference!


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