I’ve been thinking about a way I could make my desk space a little more unique and classic without adding too much… Well, I thought of something! Have you ever realized how dull a regular bulletin board looks? I don’t know why there aren’t cuter ones sold in stores but not to fear… gold spray paint saves the day again! I decided to go with simple thick gold stripes and added a little motivational word down at the bottom. I already had some gold spray paint, as well as white paint from a painting my nightstands recently, so this saved a lot of money.
What you’ll need:
Painters tape in whatever width you’d like your stripes to be
Gold Spray Paint (I won’t use anything other than Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold)
White paint for frame (I used Valspar Reserve from Lowe’s)
Primer for frame (I used Rust-Oleum Matte- Clear)
Scissors or an X-Acto Knife for letters
Lay painters tape on board and cover the frame.
If you want to put words on your board, open word and type your word. Using a piece of painter’s tape, trace the word onto the tape lightly.
Using an X-Acto knife (or scissors,which works but is very difficult), cut out the letters and place wherever you like on your board.
Spray paint away!
Once dry, CAREFULLY remove the tape from the board. Do this extremely slowly so the cork doesn’t come up in pieces attached to the tape.
Now is time to paint the frame! Most boards sold in stores have a glossy finish already on the wooden frame so you will most likely need a LOT of primer.
Paint the frame after you have enough layers of primer. If your paint “beads up” after applying, you need more primer.
What a cheap and cute addition to an office space!