Jennifer Blake: DIY Cork Board

DIY Cork Board

November 28, 2011

After a long day of classes, followed by errands, and whipping up something for dinner (okay so maybe you can't call hot dogs dinner) I was exhausted. So of course I sat down and unwound a bit right? Not so much. I decided it was time to revamp the cork board we have in our kitchen. I wanted to make it more versatile and a little more chic. I went to Joanne fabrics this past weekend hoping to find sale fabric, since it was the weekend for sales! Well after standing with my beige diamond quilted fabric for what seemed like almost an hour to get it cut, I finally made my way to the cutting station! She unrolled the fabric and low and behold, it was a remnant of fabric perfect for the size I needed! It was 5.99 a yard, and since it was a remnant it was 75% off, such a steal. The fabric goes with anything and everything, which is what I was going for. So tonight I grabbed my staple fun, iron, fabric, and cork board. So here is a little tutorial for ya!

1. Make sure to Iron out the fabric, I almost forgot to do this part- wrinkles on the front would have driven me crazy!!
2. Lay your fabric upside down, and place the cork board upside down in the center of the fabric.
3. Start with the long sides of the board and fold the fabric up and staple them into place, making sure to pull snug so there is not too much extra in the front!
4. Now to do the other sides I used the present method. I folded the sides just like I do when I am wrapping up a present, making sure the I pulled the fabric snug, and then stapling them into place.

The whole thing took like 10 minutes, it will probably take you less if you are not a perfectionist- sad to say I am!

Before:
 In Process:

 Final Product!
 I tried to add a little holiday touch by pinning this fun ribbon with little lights hanging from it!


Anyone else tackle any fun projects tonight? Or have a crazy busy day like me?!? I am off to get comfy and relax with my love before bed <3

XOX
J

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