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Chicken Scratch

One of the many projects my God-daughter has been working on is this bulletin board/mail organizer. We picked it up at Goodwill for a few dollars. She immediately had a vision.

She wanted to cover the cork board in fabric, so we had to pry the staples out of the cork. They were over an inch long and they were not easy to get out!

And we both thought it would look great in a cream color.

After painting with a couple of coats of Folk Art Sheepskin chalk paint, distressed it and a coat of polyurethane, we were ready to cover the cork board.

We found this awesome chicken patterned fabric at Jo Ann Fabric store. We covered the cork by stapling it with a staple gun. Tip: we had to change the staples to a lower profile staple because they were going all the way through the cork.

We then trimmed the fabric and stapled it to the frame.

This is the finished piece. It turned out so well. I loved her vision with the fabric. I probably would have left the cork board as is. Now it is fabulous!

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