I also always find bulletin boards at thrift stores and usually buy them for a couple bucks on half prices days. Usually I don't care too much about their condition because I cover them with fabric. for this project you do need one in a little better shape. There is a line across this one that I didn't see until I spray painted it, but decide that it is ok because it will have notes on it.
I spray painted the bulletin board (that I cut to size with an exacto knife) with a light green paint, a couple coats. When it was dry I stuck on the different numbers that I cut out with my Cricut. No Cricut? No problem--there are lots of number stickers at craft stores and even at Wal-Mart. I spray painted brown on top and peeled off the numbers when the paint was dry, popped the board into the frame, and used a little hot glue on the back to make sure it stayed. Oh--and I spray painted some tacks the light green color, silver just wasn't going to do.
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