Cork Board Makeover

I was commissioned to give this cork board a make over… a year and 3 months ago.  Yes, December of 2011.  Why is it that the simplest projects are the easiest to procrastinate?

cork board makeover with fabric

Since metallics are the buzz, the frame got a few coats of Krylon Metallics – Bright Silver.  A life without spray painting is a life lived in a cage.  How can one truly be free without the liberty to tag?

cork board makeover with fabric

While it was drying, I ironed my fabric.  Don’t skip this step.  Or you will have a perma-crease.  Boo to perma-creases.  #crowsfeet

cork board makeover with fabric

Cut the fabric down to size.  And throw the scraps at your dogs.  They’ll love it.

cork board makeover with fabric

Use this sticky spray to adhere the fabric to the cork.

cork board makeover with fabric

Do your best to not get this stuff on your floor.  It’s like having invisible gum, everywhere.  You really don’t want your feet, and crumbs, and Indy/Buster hair, and other strange things sticking to your floor.

cork board makeover with fabric

After you spray it, let it sit and get tacky for a minute or so.  To speed up the tacky-ing process be sure to whisper tales of dollar store make up, picture quotes on facebook, socks with sandals, and so forth.

Put a thin line of hot glue around the edges for added security.

cork board makeover with fabric

Then slap your fabric right where it belongs.  Show it who’s boss.  And smooth those wrinkles flat.

cork board makeover with fabric

Then, you’re going to have raw edges.  So what I did is hot glue upholstery piping around the edges.  You could do ribbon, or twine, or lace, or whatever… It’s limitless.

And then you are looking at what I call a complete cork board.  A gleaming beauty.  I’m sure you know this, but it’s home isn’t on one of my dining room chairs.

So where does it live now?  You’ll just have to come back Friday to find out!

cork board makeover with fabric

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  • Gretchen@BoxyColonial

    very cute! I shall definitely return on Friday to learn how this tease of yours turns out ;)

    • Kenz

      haha! I was planning on making it one post, but then it started getting realllllllly long. So, I thought “why not play the cliff hanger game?” :)

  • http://twitter.com/SandpaperGlue Stephanie

    cute fabric!! i can’t wait until it’s spraypainting weather here again!

    • Kenz

      I DIE when I can’t spray paint.

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    Love that fabric. Oh the wait until Friday…. It looks fabulous.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Katja!!! I’m sure the suspense is just awful lol

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