Hi all! As many of you know, I have been doing little projects around my place to spruce it up a bit (remember my latest clothes pin mirror project?). As any of you doing DIY know, it can still add up. I have been sticking to one or two smaller projects a month, but this latest used a corkboard I already owned. Score! I got the idea after perusing blogs this weekend and thought it seemed simple and inexpensive enough. I actually had the corkboard covered with fabric before, but not as secure. I thought a new coat of paint and fabric would also spruce it up!
My dad started with spray painting the frame white (after I realized I am not the best spray painter). Although my dad taped the edges, you don’t have to be as careful since the cork will be covered.
To be the ideal size, lay fabric upside down on corkboard. Using a pencil, outline the corkboard edges.
After you have outlined the fabric, cut about a half inch around the penciled line.
Heat up your iron and press the edges down until smooth. If you are like me and got a crazy wrinkled piece, be sure to press the whole piece of fabric.
Once pressed, you can see how it easily it fits the corkboard space. Next, you want to pin the
fabric in place.
I bought these decorative nails at JoAnn’s which worked great, although they went through the cork. Decorative tacks would be ideal.
As I went along, I did fix a few pins since I stretched the fabric every so often. But you won’t notice any holes you may make. Start my pinning the 4 corners.
Next, I went around each area pulling the fabric and pinning.
I use about 40 nails total. This would depend on the size of the board and how tight you get the fabric.
Hung up in my office/guest bedroom…
I just love the ikat fabric and the decorative nails are just adorable!
I love pieces that are both decorative and functional. And it really plays off the green shade I have painted on the walls.
The great thing is that the project cost me less than 10 bucks!
Since I am kind of on a decorating/DIY project kick, I downloaded these project sheets from I Heart Organizing. That way I don’t feel overwhelmed with all the projects and can tackle as many as I please. Next up, I want to repaint my bedroom and main bathroom. I will be sure to post before and after pics.
I have a short work week this week since I was off Monday and Tuesday. Should fly by!
Do you enjoy DIY or do you find it easier to just purchase an item already made?
I go back and forth about this. Some bloggers take hours and hours creating a piece where my patience doesn’t stretch all too far. But quick and easy, I can do!