I found a grody old cheval mirror on the tree lawn a few months back. (OK, maybe it was more like a year!) But I saved it from the trash man and tucked it away. I decided to make a new pinboard for basically FREE.
Want to see how?
Here’s what I started with:
Since it had been out in the weather, I determined that the stand wasn’t really worth saving. And the wood backing was pretty shot too. So I just removed it (it was held on with staples) and gave it a light coat spray paint.
Then I used the wood back as a template to make a new backing out of foam core board, pieced with good old duct tape.
I covered the foam core with some felt to give it extra cushion. A little bit of spray adhesive kept it in place.
Next, I cut my HGTV fabric- I chose to use the large-scale print called Urban Garden- and hot-glued in onto the foam core.
You can cut little darts to make the fabric lie flatter.
Then all I had to do was staple it back into the frame, and add a picture wire.
I cut some scrap pieces of foam core and make little rosettes with some ruffled trim. Easy-peasy!
Ta-Da! All done! And it took me about 2 hours and the cost… almost free! I had everything I needed on hand except the picture wire.
Disclosure: Fabric was provided for this craft in exchange for a mention.
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