DIY Projects & Decor

DIY Framed Cork Board

 

cork board black and white 7.jpgA couple of years ago, I picked up these mirrors at Habitat Restore. As usual, I didn’t know what I was going to do with them, but brought them home anyway.

Making a framed cork board / bulletin board came to mind. I picked up some fabric and foam core at Hobby Lobby, then grabbed a can of Heirloom White spray paint from Home Depot.

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First step was to disassemble them.

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Once the mirrors were removed from the frames, I traced the outline of the opening on to a form core board. (I could have traced the mirrors, but that just occurred to me at this very moment! Duh!)

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After I had the opening traced, I took the frames outside for several coats of Heirloom White spray paint.

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I used an Xacto knife and my sewing straight edge to cut out the foam core.

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Next I glued on cork board to the front of the form core, using E6000 glue as the adhesive.

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Once the glue was dried. I trimmed the cork board to the size of the foam core board.

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The final step was wrapping the foam core/cork board in fabric. I cut the fabric a couple of inches bigger than the foam core then folded over the edge and stapled it together. I also used hot glue to the edge of the seams for extra hold.  Then I hinged the two frames back together. Done!

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Linking To:

Upcycled Treasures

Sand & Sisal

Delineate Your Dwelling

It’s Overflowing

Lil Mrs. Tori

Not Just a HouseWife

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