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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.

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  1. Carly Fowler says:

    I love this! Nice job.

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