DIY:HOMASOTE BULLETIN BOARD
When I was re-designing our guest bedroom I knew that the space would also house a small desk that I could as a mini office if they mood should ever strike. Because of that I wanted a giant bulletin board to tack up all of my pictures.
This board from Ballard Designs was the right size, but the wrong colors and oh yea $499 so that wasn’t happening.
I then remember an old DIY project in a Martha Stewart Living magazine that I had rescued from my neighbors trash pile and so began my Homasote board project.
With a quick trip to Home Depot we were set to begin.
If you wander down your insulation aisle at your local home improvement store you will be met with a big stack of homasote.
For $23 and some change I bought home a massive piece of Homasote. Now you can ask the kind folks there to cut it down to size or you can bring it home, use a box cutter to score your size and then snap it off just like dry wall.
* We cut it at home with our table saw, because we had one available and let me tell you it’s MESSY! Paper bits fly all over the place.
I knew I wanted it framed so we went down a couple of aisles and voila!
We decided to secure our memo board to the wall with wall anchors. I didn’t want them to show which is why we got the mouldings. That would cover all of our anchors.
After we cut our piece to size we made some marks on the homasote for where we wanted the anchors placed and the height of the of the moulding.
Make same measurements on wall and drill in your anchors.
You can then go and attach your fabric. I used the same white canvas that was used on the pillows.
I could still see a bit of the homasote brown color peeking thru the white so I added a thin layer of quilt batting to fix that. No need to spray it on. Just lay it on the board and wrap your fabric around it. If you like you could staple it into place on the front, because the staples will be covered by the moulding
Once you’ve wrapped it with fabric you can attach trim if you want. Even though I plan on placing pictures up with tacks I wanted to give the fabric a similar look to LULU DK CHANT so I used rick-racking in yellow to do so.
Then you simply place board against wall and drill a screw through the board into the wall anchor.
Since I didn’t want the screws showing we nailed on our trim moulding and we were finished!
It was a very simple project and not too pricey. Cutting the board, drilling the holes, wrapping it in fabric and attaching it to the wall really takes no time at all.
What took us the longest time was figuring out placing the trim on the fabric. I only had a limited amount of it so we needed to be careful before we cut each piece.
Once that was done attaching the trim was also a breeze.
We also didn’t do everything at once. The cut homasote and painted trim pieces had been sitting in my house for over a month waiting for me to get to that project.
If you have any technical questions ask away and I’ll have Jon help me with answers this evening!
Hope you all have a great weekend!