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Create a Chevron Bulletin Board

I love taking boring, plain things and turning them into something pretty!  Pretty things make everyone happy…and when you are sitting in your office doing paperwork, you need happy thoughts.  So I had this old bulletin board that was in desperate need of a makeover and did just that!
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My first step was to paint the entire thing white.  I just used acrylic paint since that is what I had on hand.  I gave it one quick coat and let it dry.  Then I used this chevron tutorial I found on Pinterest and created a pattern on the cork part of the board, using pencil to draw the lines.
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When I was satisfied with the lines, I alternated the chevron lines with blue and green paint – these are my classroom theme colors.  It was actually pretty easy!  It isn’t perfectly precise, but I’m ok with that.
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I found these little wood letters at the local craft supply store, so I spray painted the letters to spell out my name in bright silver.  I played around with where I wanted these to go, but decided along the bottom looked best.  I used a glue gun to attach them.  I also decided to add ribbon detail around the frame, using a bright green with white polka dots ribbon.  I attached the ribbon with hot glue too, plus added a bow at the top corner.
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This was the final product!  I am so thrilled with how it turned out!  I use it to hang pictures, important reminders in my classroom…and it definitely is a bright spot in my room!

Have you ever given an old bulletin board a facelift?  I’d love to hear what you did!

Jenn is a school SLP in Florida, working with children PK to 8th grade, and the author of the blog Crazy Speech World.  You can also follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and TPT.



  1. Carly Fowler says

    I love this! Nice job.

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