We’re back with another Monthly DIY Challenge! This month’s challenge item: cork. And while I know a fabric covered bulletin board isn’t exactly a new idea, we have a rule to only spend money on projects we need for our own homes or can sell in our booth.
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This project went together really quickly. I already had an old frame and a piece of cork board leftover from another project. The cork had a thick, pressed-cardboard backing and I used a table saw to cut it to fit the frame.
We found the Paris themed burlap at Hobby Lobby, and cut it to fit the cork plus enough overlap to wrap an inch or two around the back. Before adhering the burlap to the cork, I took it outside and shook it out really well. It was shedding something crazy!
I covered the cork with spray adhesive, then placed the fabric over it. The spray adhesive is pretty forgiving and allows you to reposition the fabric a bit when you first put it down. After the spray adhesive was dry, I flipped it over and used hot glue to adhere the edges of the fabric to the back of the cork board.
I painted the frame with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in “Graphite”, and I nailed the cork board into the frame.
I didn’t take a picture of it, but I cut a piece of brown craft paper to fit over the back to cover the ugly back and make it look finished and pretty. I don’t think we’ll have any problem selling it in our booth, and it was so easy to make we may put together a few more.
The rest of the cork projects are below. Just click on the pictures to see the full tutorial for each project!
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