(picture hooks in place on wall)
(going through pics)
(click on image for a detailed close-up look)
The 2' x 4' leftover wood from the platform bed is now a wonderfully oversized bulletin board! Here's how I did it:
1 - Screwed two D-ring picture hangers on back, an inch from the edge, about 3/4 up from bottom and noted measurement down from the top.
2 - Held it up to the wall to see where it looked best. While holding it up with one hand, measured from the ceiling to the top of the wood.
3 - Measured the space of the wall horizontally. Subtracted width of the wood and divided by half.
4 - Hung two picture hooks by adding the measurement from step 1 plus step 2 to give me how far down from the ceiling, and the measurement from step 3 plus 1" to see how far in it should go.
5 - Hung in place, checked with a level and din't care that it's a little off!!
When I first thought of using the leftover piece of wood for the bulletin board I thought to add self-adhesive cork but found that my push pins went into the wood easily. Always one to save a step and $$, I had no hesitation to go without the cork.
I spent hours going through tear sheets in my inspiration file and bookmarked images on my computer to see what I wanted up. I printed images from the computer onto photo paper which I thought came out really nice. I love the wood push pins, though think T-pins would be great too....