{ Do It Yourself } Fabric Covered Noticeboard

before and afterWhen you rent, it can be quite difficult to put your own stamp on where you live. With beige carpets and white walls it’s easy to feel like your personality is getting lost amongst the neutral, which is why it’s so important to add touches where you can. Even though you’re renting, you still want your space to feel like home!

One of the first things we noticed when we moved into our house was the big, red, fluffy noticeboard hanging on the kitchen wall. It might be useful, but it’s definitely ugly! So I came up with a simple DIY to re-vamp it and create a fun, focal point for our to-do’s…

messy noticeboard

You will need

  • Noticeboard
  • 1m fabric (choose something that really reflects your personality – I went for a quirky cow print for a bit of fun!)
  • Push pins
  • Scissors


First thing first, give your fabric a quick once-over with the iron to get out all of the creases, so it sits nicely

ironing fabric with cows on

Starting with the top left corner, pin the fabric to the board, leaving about an inch around the edge

cow fabric noticeboard

Continue to pin the middle and corners of the fabric to the board

Now you can see where to trim the excess fabric, allowing about an inch all around the noticeboard

cow fabric noticeboard

Next, starting back in the top left corner, fold the fabric under so it sits neatly just inside the frame of the noticeboard, and pin

pinning fabric to noticeboard

Continue to pin every couple of centimeters, keeping the fabric straight, until you’ve covered the edges all the way around

cow fabric noticeboard

cow fabric noticeboard

And there you have it, a super simple DIY to turn an ugly old noticeboard into something fun and full of personality!

cow fabric noticeboard

Are you going to give this DIY a go? Have you got any other tips on adding personality to a rented home? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

Thanks for reading, until next time!


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