Trashed Corkboard Gets Makeover
Back in April when Erin was visiting, you might have caught a glimpse of this garbage picking photo from this post or on Instagram (@erinejd and @emilyejd1.)
Well, in this photo I am rescuing a corkboard. As soon as I saw this baby, I knew with the right makeover she would be perfect for my oldest son’s bedroom.
Without too much of a plan in mind, I got to work.
220 grit sand paper
Minwax English Walnut Stain
Burlap – I had a large piece left over from another project
Push pins- I picked up a pack at Lowes for $1.34
First, I sanded down the frame of the bulletin board with 120 grit sandpaper and wiped it clean.
Next, I brushed on Minwax English Walnut Stain with a natural bristle brush, making sure to wipe off any excess with a rag. Once it was dry, I applied a coat of Minwax Polycrylic.
After the frame was dry, I cut out a piece of burlap that was just slightly larger than the cork area of the board.
Then, I folded the edges of the burlap under itself and secured it to the cork with push pins. I continued placing the pins about ½ inch apart all around the boarder, being sure to tuck the burlap along the way.
Finally, it was complete and ready for use.
I am in love! It fits the style of my son’s vintage airplane bedroom so well. Stay tuned to see more updates for this room soon!
What room/rooms are you working on in your home?
LOVE it! SO simple, but super cute!!!
Thanks Kristi. It was a fun project do it and I am just in love with the results.
Emily, Our house now a home
That is what I call a win with things from the side of the road! I always slow down if there is a big pile anywhere. You never know what you can find.
Thanks Emily! I am so pleased with this find. Glad you came by!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
Great rescue, Emily! Love the burlap on it… And the little tacks! Perfect makeover!!