A $2 chalkboard, burlap and twine bulletin board

Burlap and twine bulletin board with a reclaimed wood shelf and chalkboard frame / funkyjunkinteriors.net

I was called upon from my church for a very special project. They desired to have a bulletin board of some type and asked if I’d be up to giving it a go. Would I!

My premise with these kinds of projects is, use what you have. So here’s what I came up doing just that. Feel free to put your own spin on it to create something similar!

Burlap and twine bulletin board with a reclaimed wood shelf and chalkboard frame / funkyjunkinteriors.net

This 5′ tall x 30″wide bulletin board was designed to be stationed in an area where you’d stand to write notes before using the board. The shelf was the perfect addition. And here’s how I did it:

You’ll need: (list contains Amazon affiliate links)

fibre board
burlap (I use coffee bean sacks or cheap sand bags but here’s a cheap potato bag that could work!)
planks
twine
cordless drill and drill bits and screws
saw (I use a miter saw

cutting fibre board / Burlap and twine bulletin board with a reclaimed wood shelf and chalkboard frame / funkyjunkinteriors.net 

1. Decide on your board size by laying down planks on or around a large sheet of fibre board.

2. Cover fibre board with burlap, then staple from behind.

3. Attach fibre board directly to wall.

4. Mount boards directly onto wall around the board.

(Paint boards first if desired, I painted them in black chalkboard paint)

5. Add twine embellishments by zig zag positioning, knotting the ends, then attaching with screws.

6. Use clothes pins to clip notes, or pins to attach notes to board.

Burlap and twine bulletin board with a reclaimed wood shelf and chalkboard frame / funkyjunkinteriors.net
These are $2 sandbags from the hardware store. I only needed one. I cut one apart for single thickness and hot glued the two sections to the board from behind.

sanding the shelves / Board burlap and twine bulletin board / funkyjunkinteriors.net

adding shelving brackets / Board burlap and twine bulletin board / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Want a shelf? No prob! Find a board that will reach your framework. I didn’t even cut this random board to size. Sand and go.

Hoarders unite once again.

attaching twine with screws / Board burlap and twine bulletin board / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Jute was cut and knotted, then screwed into place through the knots.

using clothes pins to clip notes to twine / Board burlap and twine bulletin board / funkyjunkinteriors.net

tin cup pencil holders from Ikea / Board burlap and twine bulletin board / funkyjunkinteriors.net

tin cup pencil holders from Ikea / Board burlap and twine bulletin board / funkyjunkinteriors.net

These galvanized containers were from Ikea but I could totally see tin cans or mason jars being equally adorable.

Burlap and twine bulletin board / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Kinda cute, isn’t it?

 

Burlap and twine bulletin board with a reclaimed wood shelf / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Burlap and twine bulletin board with a reclaimed wood shelf and chalkboard frame / funkyjunkinteriors.net

The frame was designed to advertise the reason for the board. Here it is in the church before it got filled up with its intent.

It was a VERY simple project that I personally didn’t have a home for. I’m so glad I had the opportunity  to invent it for another that did!

mattress-spring_bulletin_board_via_Funky_Junk_Interiors

Like weird boards? Here’s a mattress spring bulletin board I made a few years back.

I rather wanna make more. 🙂

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57 thoughts on “A $2 chalkboard, burlap and twine bulletin board

  1. I love chalkboards, burlap and twine and your combination of the three…simply perfect. I would never have thought to paint the frame with chalkboard paint. Your design is original and beautiful, as always. Lesa

  2. Wonderful, Thank you for sharing. I’ve been dwelling on a bulletin board for a while, and it couldn’t be affixed to the wall. If I make something this size and shape It can just sit on the floor!

  3. This is a fantastic idea for the church! It’s perfect having the shelf to write the prayers on, and the tins for holding the pens. It could work for any business, imagine in a school? Or the front office/lobby at the vets? I love it! I really have to pin this, oh the possibilities…
    Debbie 🙂

  4. You did it again! Cute cute….painting the frame with chalkboard paint was just the smartest! I’m so building one of these! I’m off to locate sand bags! The city used to hand them out for free. I’ll start there!

  5. You did it again! Cute cute….painting the frame with chalkboard paint was just the smartest! I’m so building one of these! I’m off to locate sand bags! The city used to hand them out for free. I’ll start there!

  6. Kinda??? No…a WHOLE LOTTA cute! And I adore those little hanging pots for the pencils, clothespins and paper…I love convenience and like to have the nessessities close at hand!
    And once again, those pics are stunning w/ detail!

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