Corkboard Redesign

21 Mar

I picked up a very boring cork board at a thrift store for a few bucks, and after having it sit in my office forever, I finally decided it was time for a makeover!

Boring corkboard: Before

Corkboard: After

After a coat of primer and two coats of paint, the frame was done! Then I found some amazing fabric at one of my favorite fabric stores, Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver.

I decided to have it match this corner shelf unit that I (ahem, I mean, my husband) repainted last summer in marigold and light yellow. I use it to store all my finished bibs and I LOVE the pop of color it gives to my work space!I am so happy with how it all turned out and how easy it was – now I’m on the hunt for another corkboard so I can make one for my kitchen! I forgot to take pictures of how I did it, but it’s easy to explain! I took the cork board apart (there were about a million tiny screws holding it together in the back!). Then I primed and painted the frame. Once that was dry, I cut a piece of fabric about 1″ longer and 1″ taller than the cork board. I used a regular stapler to staple the fabric around the cork board, upholstery style. You could also probably use a hot glue gun. Then I reassmbled everything!

Happy crafting!