As so a bulletin board, it became.
This project was all about using what I had. I am in an incredibly frugal mode at the moment - especially with the makeover of the master bedroom. I know drapes and wall art are gonna cost some $$, so I'm going cheap with all my other lovely creations as much as possible.
First, I used the same DIY chalk paint grey color from the French Country Chest to paint the cabinet door.
I wanted this piece to have some character, so I did some distressing. I just went over it with sandpaper in a few spots.
Then, I got out some brown shoe polish. Yes, I said brown shoe polish. No, I did not stop halfway through to shine Grunt Labor's shoes. I have never shined shoes anyway, but I digress (imagine that), I wiped the shoe polish over the distressed areas to add more depth and antique it up a bit.
It worked perfectly! And it was just a $3 can of shoe polish! Not a ridiculously overpriced can of wax! Yay!
I had some cork lying around from a Goodwill trip from a while back. I cut it the size of the inner opening on the door and then wrapped it in burlap I had left over from my burlap entry bench. (those sacks just keep giving and giving!)
I used hot glue to secure the burlap to the cork, then ran out of glue sticks, and had a slight nervous breakdown.
The next day I got glue sticks, the nervous breakdown subsided, and I flipped the cork / burlap combo and hot glued it to the door.
Right now, this is in the guest room as a little "welcome / valentine decoration board." I'm not quite sure where it will end up, but that doesn't matter, right? Just that its pretty.
Here's a few close ups of the distressing with the shoe polish.
What do ya think? Turned anything into a bulletin board lately that wasn't meant to be a bulletin board? Love me some re-purposing!