I love a good old-fashioned bulletin board. There’s something about pinning papers to the board and getting them off my desk that makes me feel a bit more organized, a bit more in control of my agenda. Plus, it’s a great place to put a photo of family, or a goal, to keep you motivated.
But. That ugly cork gets to me. It’s hard to find one that fits in or looks pretty. I’m not a huge fan of the fabric covered versions. I just want something clean and modern for myself. So, I came up with this really simple idea that anyone can create in under an hour. Here’s how to make your own DIY abstract bulletin board.
Start with a blank bulletin board, something to hold your paint, a good sized brush (1″ or bigger), and colors you’d like to use. Start painting with a base layer of white. Be liberal with the paint, cork will really hold a lot of it. You want the layers kind of goopy, because you’ll be using a wet-on-wet technique to blend the colors together.
After you’re done with the base layer, start brushing in color, layer by layer. Use a bit of pink and yellow with a lot of white to create a soft pink or peach color. Use small strokes or large strokes, dabs or dots. Whatever you like to create texture and depth. I painted the edge to blend in with the board, but you could also paint in a solid color to frame the board.
Paint multiple colors in and let dry. I set it in a safe place overnight, and it was ready to hand in the morning. There you have it, a simple and easy DIY abstract bulletin board to dress up your home office or cubicle!