Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fabric covered cork board.....

I am pretty sure that I stole this idea from my super cute friend Kym. I have seen these
floating around out there in dozens of places, but I can pinpoint the exact moment when I had
that mouth watering, idea stealing, euphoric light bulb over my head,...and I was in Kym's
kitchen!!!!! (Which, by the way, is the place to be because
the woman can COOK!!! :):))

Anyhoo... it was a super easy project so here is the low down.....

I used my happy 40% off coupon at Michael's craft store and bought a frame.
Picked up some masonite at Home Depot and cut it to fit.

Also at Michael's, I bought a package of cork board squares.

Glue the cork board to the masonite and cut off the excess with a utility knife.

Choose a fabric that you love. I went with something neutral so that I
could use a lot of colorful photos, stitching samples, and what nots to hang.

Place the cork face down on your fabric and fasten it with a staple gun.
I like to start with one side and then do the opposite, so that I can gently pull it taught
as I go. Then I do the same with the ends.

It doesn't have to be perfect because the frame will cover the edges.

(Perfection is overrated anyway. ;))

Place it in the frame and use nails to secure it in there.
I hammer them into the frame at an angle about 2/3 rds of the way, and then hammer them
flat against the fabric covered masonite to hold it in place.

Use several nails so that it is securely in the frame.

It is such a pretty way to display photos and art.
An 'upscale' cork board for your family room or entry way.

Thanks Kym for the fun idea!! (p.s...I'm dreaming of your cupcakes. ;))

Happy Crafting!!!!!

1 comment:

Kym said...

I LOVE IT! You did a great job! When I saw the your title in my reader I thought, "I wonder where she got the idea..." :) I'm so glad you liked mine enough to be inspired! It's one of my favorite things in the house. I should take you to see my moms - in my parent's shared office it runs the length of the wall above desks, but w/o a frame. It works so well.

And let's hit another movie and eat some cupcakes SOON!

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