Monday, April 19, 2010

Re-cyclable pinboard

The smaller frame here belongs to the little notice board that hides in a corner of my sewing room.

Originally there were two seperate items, a frame from ebay and a grey noticeboard, with a skinny black plastic frame, picked up from the side of the road (where else?!). At the time I first put this together I was aiming for a blue and white room so I simply picked my favourite blue fabric sample, stapled it on to the board and sat in within the frame.

Nice idea but it would have been more useful as a picture than a background because the colour and pattern were too dominant.

Then came the great idea of painting all the wood in my room (and possibly house too) white.
Which meant that the two frames in the first picture came in for a lick of it as well.

I pulled the old fabric off, threw the staples in the bin, folded up it back up and put it in the blue basket. In the photo above you can see the type of pin board I have used. Probably originally from K Mart or Big W.

The new fabric is much softer with a hint of pink, still a curtain fabric sample though. It was attached with some thumb tacks and pushed back into the frame, using the original nails to hold it in place.

Much more restful and it also is so much easier to see what is being displayed.

And to top it all off if I suddenly decide I want a new colour scheme I just need to repeat the process and I get a new board and because no glue is involved I simply recycle the fabric again.


  1. I have a secret theory that white paint is the best thing since sliced bread (assuming sliced bread was first).

  2. I love Tanias not so secret theory anymore!
    Your pin board is lovely!

    P.S I just wanted to get back to you on the comment you left on my blog. Thankyou for the kind compliment regarding my sewing but I think Kylie is an amazing creative person in her own right! Her childrens clothes blow me away!

  3. Its beautiful! What a great idea.
    I have a magnetic board, but I think a pinboard may be more useful for me.

    Kimberly :-)


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