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Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Craving a quick and inexpensive way to organize your space? Then making your own stylish DIY corkboard may just be the thing you need. Check it out!

Craft a budget-friendly custom pin board to perfectly organize papers, photos and reminders in style. With basic supplies and a little time, you’ll be able to make a stylish DIY corkboard that’s perfectly tailored to your needs and your home. Now, roll up your sleeves and transform your plain cork board into something fabulous.

Feature Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard yellow and white with black frame

Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

—This post was originally by forrent, (original publish date March 10, 2016) shared with permission —

My biggest goal of 2016 was to become organized. I’ll be honest: I try really hard to keep a tidy house, but my right-brained self struggles with it. I do have the best intentions, but thank goodness for my left-brained husband. He is great at getting rid of the clutter and running a tight ship. This is a quality I wish I had.

That’s why I decided to turn a plain Jane corkboard into a work of art. I’m going to use this as inspiration to help me stay organized and tack my to-do lists on. It’s going to work, right?

It’s going to work, right | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Materials needed:

-Corkboard (you can choose a framed or unframed one, or better yet, use one you already have)
-Mini paint roller
-Foam brush (not shown; I realized I needed this afterward)
-Stencil brush
-Stencil cream
-Painter’s tape
-White craft paint
-Ruler

 

Instructions:

Instructions | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Step 1:

Cover your frame with painter’s tape. Note: If you have a plain corkboard with a wooden frame you’d like to paint, do this first and then follow the instructions as directed.

Paint | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Step 2:

Paint your corkboard. I found the mini roller makes things a lot quicker when you’re doing large surfaces in one color. If you don’t have one, you can use a foam brush. At this point, I realized the mini roller doesn’t go all the way to the edges of the corkboard, so I used a foam brush to get into the edges. I then used the mini roller again to blend in the strokes. Let dry.

Create diagonal lines | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard tape

Step 3:

Use your ruler and thin painter’s tape to create 1” diagonal lines on your corkboard. The top point should be the center of the cork board.

Paint the lines | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Step 4:

Use your stencil cream to paint in between the tape lines. Let dry. (This is the first time I worked with stencil cream. It’s a bit thicker than regular paint and doesn’t glide as smooth as paint. Also, there wasn’t much of it. I had exactly enough stencil cream for this project.)

 

 

Peel the tape and make more lines | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Step 5:

Peel away the tape. Make more 1” diagonal lines with the painter’s tape on the opposite side of the corkboard.

Paint the second side | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Step 6:

Paint the second side of the corkboard with your gold stencil cream. Let dry.

Add lines to edges | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Step 7:

Peel away the tape and then create more 1” diagonal tape lines on the edges of the design.

Paint the rest | Flawless: Post Up a Stylish DIY Corkboard

Step 8:

Paint the rest of the cork board in between the tape lines. Let dry.

That’s it! Peel off your tape and you’ve got a beautiful way to stay organized! Good luck!

 

If you’re inspired by this corkboard idea, try showcasing your projects with this corkboard project.

 


What do you think? Are you going to make your own DIY corkboard? Let us know below in the comments!

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