One of the worst things about kids’ bedrooms is the constant pasting and taking down of wall posters. This of course, ruins your paint job and makes your walls look old and untidy very quickly. Now you’ll learn how to make a notice board for your kids bedrooms, so no more nasty, flaky walls.
One of the things I wanted to avoid with this massive home improvement project we took on was constant re-painting after all the building and DIY were done. I decided before we moved into the house that we were going to have notice boards for the kids’ bedrooms. They’re very cheap and easy to make. The longest detail is the drying time of the paint.
Notice board for kids bedroom (cheap and easy)
Cost: £2.50 (This is what it would cost to purchase plywood this size. Ours was left-over board from our builders, so came to us for free).
Time: (excluding paint-drying time) half an hour
Kids can use their notice board for various stickers, posters and homework assignments. The one immediately below is from a very neat teenager. The ones below are from different bedrooms.
Method for making your notice board
You will notice that this notice board has fabric around the top and bottom. I wanted to do this because it matched the colour of the material I used to make the head board for the bed in this kid’s bedroom. You don’t have to add the fabric, but here’s what you can do if you wish to:
a. staple it on with a staple gun
b. paste it on with heavy duty glue
Decide what size your poster board is going to be.
Purchase plywood – any cheap one will do. We got this left-over board for free from our builders.
Paint plywood with colours (or one colour) that would go with the general decor of the bedroom. Most people have all shades and colours of left-over paint in their shed. I mixed a few colours of left-over paint for our notice boards.
If you’re adding fabric, do so when the paint is dry.
As you will see with the notice board below, wall-paper strips are equally good for the border (if you’d like to have one).
Putting up your notice board
Place notice board where you want and measure where the holes will be.
Check that it’s level (straight).
Measure your notice board and drill 4 holes into the wall to suit. It’s easier to drill through the board as well, so screws can be fitted through the hole in the board and through the wall. Make sure someone helps you hold up the board as this is a job you can’t do by yourself.
If you’re unable to drill, the notice board can be put up with heavy duty glue, used according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Make sure you leave to dry for at least 24 hours before using.
Using your notice board
My kids use mainly blue tack for their boards, but you could use sticky tape or even thumb tacks to put pictures up.
My son hangs his pictures in the middle, and then wherever else they land on his poster board. I don’t mind as long as all the blue tack (which he stores at the top of the board) and sticky tape etc aren’t put on the wall. He also uses it for homework timetables etc. I painted a design on this board because I didn’t think he’d use it all the time. I thought that the design would look good if there were no pictures posted on the board.
A poster board is a great way for kids to organise their room and time. It’s also the perfect way of keeping your walls clean and safe. Kids can rearrange and change pictures on a regular basis. They can be creative with their posters and keep memories alive for ages.
This poster board has a border made with wallpaper-border. I don’t suppose you can see it here, though. It’s the same as the border under the board. This daughter likes to be a bit different. She cuts around the faces on the posters so she’s able to put more on her board. Various crafts and fabric items have also been posted here.
Let me know how you get on making your own notice board. If you have any comments to share, use the comment box below. Feel free to share this post on your favourite networking sites, and I hope to see you on stuff you can make for your home for more interior decorating ideas.