We really don't have a very big house so its not like we have endless options so lets hope third time is a charm, this also means that my future craft room is only a "queen bed removal away".
Anyways during our moving around we located our old ugly cork board that we still use from time to time but never had a place to put mainly because it was just too darn ugly to hang on any wall. So what is one to do? Well instead of throwing it out and buying a new one we decided to do a little up-cycling and turn it into something aesthetically pleasing, and if you would like to know how have a look below.
Up-Cycled Cork Board Tutorial
What you need:
- An old cork board
- Trim (if your board does not have it already)
- White paint
- Fabric to fit your board
- Sewing machine to edge stitch
- Staple gun or fun thumbnails for keeping fabric in place
Start with an old cork board. Ours had a nice little border frame on it already but if yours doesn't you can certainly add it using trim wood from any lumber or home depot type of store.
We decided to paint the whole board white so that the brown cork would not shine through my very thin yellow fabric, we just did one coat of white on the actual board, and two coats for the border, if you are using a thicker fabric you can omit this step and just paint the border.
Do an overlock or zig zag stitch all the way around your fabric and place it on your board (when your board is completely dry)
(Picture left side has been bend, bottom have not)