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.
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.
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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.
Then, I took it outside and gave the wooden edge a fresh coat of my favorite color Krylon paint – 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.
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.
I attached the cork board to my wall using Command picture hanging strips.
What have you rescued from the thrift store and made over? Tell me in the comments.
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