DIY: Striped Bulletin Board

Hey y’all!

I hope everyone is enjoying all this snow and all of this time off of school! I have only left my house once since it started blizzarding on Friday and I am surprisingly okay with that. Today, I have a great DIY that I want to show y’all! I myself am a lover of bulletin boards and all of the different things you can do with them. I have a few throughout my room that are collaged with magazine cutouts, quotes, pictures of friends, etc. I think they are a great way to add a little touch of personal style to any bedroom or office, and it’s so easy to be creative with the content that you put on your board. I’ve had this particular round bulletin board for a while and I thought I would spice it up. If you’d like to learn how to customize a bulletin board to add something extra to your decor, then just keep reading!

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DIY Striped Bulletin Board: What You’ll Need

  • bulletin board of your choice
  • masking tape
  • ruler
  • base paint color of your choice (I’m using white)
  • accent paint color of your choice (I’m using lavender)
  • paint brushes (whichever type you’d like to use, it doesn’t matter)
  • basic painting supplies (paper towels, water container, paint mixer, etc.)IMG_9160

Prep: Place you bulletin board on a flat surface on top of an old sheet or newspaper to keep your paint from going everywhere.

  1. Place your ruler horizontally across your bulletin board, as straight as you possibly can. Next, take your masking tape and tape horizontally on either side of the ruler as straight as you can. Repeat this step until your bulletin board in fully striped!

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  2. Next, take some of your base color paint, and paint horizontally inside the masking tape, filling in your stripes. Repeat until all the stripes are filled in. Try not to paint with any vertical brush strokes, this might make the paint seep under the edges of the masking tape and ruin your stripe!
  3. When is almost dry, begin to peel off the masking tape. You should have a perfectly striped bulletin board! Wait for paint to completely dry before doing anything else. 

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  4. While you’re waiting for your base stripes to dry completely, prepare your accent color! I wanted to do lavender, so I simply mixed red, blue, and white together until I got my desired shade. 
  5. Now that your base stripes are completely dry, it’s time to get out the masking tape once more! Tape the space between the stripes, the place that’s not painted, and then taking a second piece of tape, tape a centimeter or so above that initial piece of tape, creating a very thin line of space, in which you will apply your accent color. (Did that makes sense? I hope it does!)IMG_9187
  6. After you have taped your entire bulletin board this way, creating a thin strip of space on the bottom of each base stripe, start to fill the space in with your accent color, once again using horizontal brush strokes.
  7. Once you have filled in all the thin lines, wait for the paint to dry a bit, and then begin to peel the tape off. Voilà, you have yourself a striped bulletin board!IMG_9202IMG_9204

 

Once your bulletin board is completely dry, it’s your time to get creative! I got these super cute pink flag push pins from the dollar section at Target (along with a ton of other cute, crafty stuff!), and I think they add such a fun, quirky touch. Pin pictures, quotes, and even hang jewelry on your board! This part is up to you. Let me know in the comments below if you try this DIY, and happy crafting!

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Much love,

Kate

 

 

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