Recently, I showed you how to set up a command center to gain control of the papers coming in and out of your home. Part of my command center includes a cork board. I am able to see my family calendar at a glance, pin-up inspirational quotes, as well as any party invitations, thank you notes, etc. that come in that I will only be saving for a short time.

Bulletin board for command center

My cork board looks really cute now, but when I got it, it was a hot mess. I purchased a really beat up cork board at a thrift store knowing I could make it look good as new for just a fraction of the cost of a brand new cork board. Today, I am going to show you how I gave my thrift store cork board a makeover.

Thrift store cork board - before

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Supplies needed:

To start with I peeled off all the old cork. It was already peeling off so this really didn’t take long. I used a rubber scraper to get the surface nice and smooth.

Peel off old cork from board

Then, I took it outside and gave the wooden edge a fresh coat of my favorite color Krylon paint – Catalina Mist.

Spray paint edges of frame in Krylon Catalina Mist

Note: Locally, I can only find this color Krylon at Hobby Lobby. But that is okay because I usually have a 40% off coupon, which makes it really inexpensive.

I measured the inside rectangle of my cork board. I used a roll of adhesive cork and cut it to the dimensions of my cork board using scissors.

Cork board contact paper

Cut cork board contact paper to fit inside frame

I applied the cork to the board and smoothed it down well. My cork board is as good as new and looks beautiful in my little corner office nook.

Thrift Store Cork Board Makeover - Laura's Crafty Life


Thrift Store Cork Board Makeover

I attached the cork board to my wall using Command picture hanging strips.

Use command picture hanging strip to hang on the wall

What have you rescued from the thrift store and made over? Tell me in the comments.

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2 Comments on Thrift Store Cork Board Makeover

  1. This is a great great great makeover Laura, I love the frame`s new color, really looks awesome, timeless !

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