DIY Fabric Covered Cork Board

I'm so excited to show you guys how the playroom is coming together! In the meantime, here's a quick little project I squeezed in last weekend.

I knew I wanted a place to keep our "fun" stuff - birthday invitations & baby announcements, fabric swatches and inspiration for Bella Carta. In my old office, I was just using a standard cork board from Staples from many years ago. It was time for an update, for the new office.

I started out with my very old cork board, adhesive spray, 1/2 a yard of fabric from Joann's ($2.99) and brass nail head trim. The nail head trim was also from Joann's, and with my 40% off coupon, was $12. But since I only used half of it, I'm just going to say it was $6. Ok? Good.

Please ignore the old spray-paint marks on the driveway ;)

 I lightly sprayed the cork board with the adhesive spray, and then lay the fabric on top, making sure to smooth it out as much as I could.

Then I started installing the nail head trim around the edges, until I made it around the inner portion of the frame.

Oh yeah, Otto wanted to help, too!

Once the trim was complete, and I knew the fabric was pulled as tight as it could be, I went ahead and used a staple gun to secure the fabric to the back of the board. Once it was all stapled, I cut all the excess fabric, so that this could sit flush against the wall.

And, that's it! Easy-peasy, right? 15 minutes from start to finish!

I'll be sure to show you where we put it in the new office, as soon as we're ready for the big reveal!

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  1. You made this look so simple - I will have to give it a try! The nail head trim is the perfect touch. Love it!

  2. This is very cute! I love the nail head trim!

  3. Love it! Half of the roll of nailhead trim totally works, I do it all of the time in figuring my expenses :)


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