Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Re-Purposed Bulletin Board with Felt Cover

Covering merino spirals and bursts...

...with two layers of variegated wool roving...


                                   ...then wetting the project out and flipping it over...

                                                    ...to reveal the design.



                                                          Fulling the felt... 

                                                  ...mid-way through felting.



                            The original, fabric-covered bulletin board (from a thrift shop).



                                                           The finished felt.



                                 Stapling the thin, flexible felt to the wooden frame...    

                                 ...(right over the existing foam padding and fabric)...                                      


  ...using a staple gun.


The newly refurbished bulletin board.


        One of my daughters is moving to her first, post-university apartment...

            ...and she had a thrifted bulletin board that she wanted to update.

                          At first, we considered covering it with fabric...

                        ...but in the end, decided to customize it with felt!

                                    Next time: more new apartment decor.

6 comments:

Rachel said...

I don't think I could bring myself to use it as a bulletin board - it's a lovely abstract piece of art!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-Thanks!! I'm sure that it will soon be obscured with papers and tacks, though!! :)

Fiona Duthie said...

Great project, Heather.... so nice for an apartment... no pressure to be useful or covered with beautiful things, although it can be! But is beautiful on a wall as it is.... and your daughter has a little bit of you to see everyday!

Heather Woollove said...

Fiona--What a sweet way to look at it...thanks!! Hxx

FeltersJourney said...

Wow.. now that is a LOVELY pin board! I just know that your daughter will love it :) xx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Deborah! XX