Spring Cleaning: A Sewing Room Bulletin Board Upcycle
Happy Spring everybody! Spring is such a wonderful time to get some fresh air in the house and do some cleaning and organizing. It feels like a good time for a fresh start! This year as part of my Spring Cleaning, I did some organizing in my sewing space! I’ve drooled over all of the gorgeous sewing pegboards online, but I’ve just never been able to get myself to buy one. I realized, however, that I could do the same thing with an old bulletin board that I had sitting around. I’ll show you how you can upcycle your own bulletin board into a cute and functional wall organizer.
The first thing that I did was refinish the frame. I sanded it down and used a whitewash stain to lighten it up a bit.
Next, I cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the opening in the frame and used a screwdriver to push the fabric under the frame.
Now for the fun part! I had these hooks sitting around. You can find similar ones HERE.
And they turned out to be perfect for hanging many of the things that I wanted to be within reach.
I also found this great wire organizer in the Target clearance section for $5! It’s perfect for any notebooks, manuals, pencils, fabric markers, seam rippers, etc. I was able to just screw it right into the corkboard.
Target also has these magnetic whiteboards.
I hung them with picture hangers and found some magnetic spice jars for my metal snaps, grommets, and other hardware.
Then I used a magnet strip for needle storage. I love that I’ll be able to customize the labels depending on what needles I need to store at the time.
I hung up a little tin bucket for my clips. I have loved this solution for my clips. I just take the bucket down when I’m sewing, and my clips stay together instead of being all over my sewing table. When I’m done, I can just hang the bucket up again.
Finally, I used a push pin to hang up my very first needlework project that I made when I was 10. It’s a fun little reminder of my start with sewing and everything that my Mom taught me about it.
I hope I’ve been able to inspire you to do a little of your own spring organizing in your sewing space! Happy Organizing!