19 Feb 2015

Cork Board Makeover

We had been thinking about this for a while. Wanting to put something up on our wall we could vary without having to make our landlord cry over all the holes the day we move out. I think in the end James had the idea of a cork board. We can pin whatever we want on it and change it whenever we want no harm done. It’s good for keepsake pictures, photos, postcards, quotations and poetry (yeah, James write a lot of poetry). But cork boards in my book are ugly! Seriously ugly.

As usual I got a little ahead of myself and forgot to take any before pictures so I’m afraid you’ll have to make do with your imagination on this one. It looked like your average school cork board just a lot smaller, 60x90cm to be more exact. Very uninspired cork brown. I’m sure you get the picture. To make it less brown and more quirky we had the excellent idea of covering it with a nice fabric. It was very straight forward actually and took maybe 20 minutes in total. I cut a piece of fabric the size of the entire board - frame included, ironed it, covered the frame in masking tape and used spray adhesive to mount it on the board. When it had dried for a few minutes I just used a craft knife to cut off the excess fabric and peeled the masking tape of the frame. Voila! Much better. Maybe one day I’ll paint the frame too, we’ll see. Now we only need to start putting more things on it!

Anslagstavla som jag klätt med tyg.

2 comments:

aliciasivert said...

Suuperduper! Jag skulle också vilja ha en sån här i köket. Som det ser ut nu har jag en vid skrivbordet som jag knappt använder. Även den är klädd i tyg, men det var ett rätt plötsligt infall så jag ska nog byta mönster efter att ha sett detta. Som ofta med plötsliga infall blev det inte så hemskt noga gjort så jag tror det går lätt att få av och göra om. Återkommer med rapport!

Erica Bessant said...

Den blir nog riktigt bra vid matbordet! I köket (som de flesta trångbodda britter äter vi i vardagsrummet) har vi satt upp en liten svarta-tavlan för listor och sånt. Funkar prima =)Ser fram emot att se före och efter bilder på din anslagstavla!