Easy step by step guide to make a stunning Framed pinboard
I wanted to make a pin board for my kitchen but I didn't want it to be just a pin board - I wanted it to look like a piece of Art - Want to know how I did it and have a go yourself? Here's my step by step guide....
Step 1 - Getting the right frame. Scale is super important....You really want to use the space you have to create impact. You'll see below the area I wanted the board to go - If I had gone with a smaller scale it just wouldn't of worked as well. I wanted an actual frame around my board so the way to go was to source a new or older picture that I could take apart and revive....
Top Tip - take a look at charity shops for great frames - remember its just the frames you are looking for so ignore the pictures them selves as they will be removed....Ebay can be great for vintage style frames too
I found my frame at The Range (it was a mirror)
STEP 2 - Remove the backing/picture or glass.
Be careful here as its a little tricky getting the staples out of the back.....especially mine as it was a mirror and was secured pretty tight
STEP 3 - Painting the frame. The colour I chose was Farrow and Ball Calke Green. simply picked to go with the fabric and a chair I have in the room..... I wanted a contrast to the white walls in the kitchen too.
STEP 3 - Adding the cork.... I bought cork tiles from Homebase (one pack was plenty) and superglued them on to the back of the frame (Tip - general glue did not work!)
Once glued I trimmed with a serrated knife as one side overhanged the backing board.
STEP 6 - Cover with fabric. I stretched the fabric over and secured again with glue. There is no glue on the front as I didn't want the pins to get the glue on the when they went in and out of the fabric.
TOP TIP - If you want to do this and want the pinboard to look like artwork then go with a fabric that looks like a picture rather than a repeated pattern.... This one is by Designers Guild.
STEP 7 - Secure the fabric board back into the frame and there you go, a finished work of Art that also doubles up as a pinboard