I took the book pages off and added some muslin fabric by hot gluing on the edge under the reclaimed wood frame. While the glue was still hot I used a butter knife to stick the fabric to the glue and tuck the edge of the fabric under the frame. It got a little wrinkled up in a few spots, but I decided to take my own advice and stress less about it!
I then stenciled the words on there with this blue paint I mixed from about 5 colors--I am loving the color. In a few places a bit of paint from the back of the stencil got on the fabric where I didn't want it. I have learned from past experience, JUST LET IT BE. When it is dry, take fine sand paper and lightly sand the fabric.
Here it is with a few things pinned on it--there is room for lots more! A perfect place to pin inspirational photos, memos, and some wise words to inspire life!