Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Parisian Message Board

Pink and Black Parisian Message Board

I found this frame curbside and once again I forgot to get a before photo. I'm sure all of you have seen a frame like this one before...offwhite and gold. I gave it a quick coat of black glossy spray paint.

I wasn't able to use my favorite tool ( a staple gun) because of the thickness so I used my second favorite (a glue gun) to attach the fabric to a piece of foam core board that was covered with several pieces of thick , felt- like fabric. Be sure to cut the final, decorative fabric an inch or two bigger than the cutout. You'll need to wrap the final layer around the edge and glue on the back. This way you will hide all of the layers, you won't see the glue thru the fabric, and it gives it a more finished look.

For the trim pieces, I simply glued them on each end to the back. I glued vintage buttons at the criss cross to finish it off.
I found hot glue works great on fabric... no special glue needed.
(I have trim glued on chairs seats that have lasted for years.)

Happy Thursday



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You're right. I do love it! I'm actually looking to do a home office eventually with black, green and pink. Love the frame, too!

Ticking and Toile said...

That turned out so totally cute! I love it! and from the curbside too?? lucky girl!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today & for your kind comments. I'm so glad you did cuz now I have another cool blog to check out! I'm off to wander around your site!


Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

That looks like it is straight out of Ballards Designs. Very impressive. I love it!!!

Julie said...

Perfectly fabulous, Stephanie! Beautifully done!

Samantha said...

How lovely! I've always wanted one of my own, but it never occurred to me to make one myself. :)

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