Last month I salvaged a large cork board on one of my trips around the Ottawa valley. It was the perfect size to hang on a wall in an office or bedroom. I didn’t have plans for it when I grabbed it and threw it into the car but I just had that feeling I would need it one day soon 😉The frame had previously been painted and there were some holes but other than that, the board was in great shape. Wouldn’t you know, not two weeks or so after picking this up, I had a request to make a custom board for a client. And the size she needed? Exactly the size of the board. I just love it when things like that happen!She wanted a rustic look for her daughter’s bedroom and loved the look of burlap.
To recreated the frame, it was sanded down and got two coats of Country Chic Paint in Liquorice.
The cork was covered with a large sheet of burlap. The burlap works perfectly to camouflage the cork while still allowing you to use push pins easily. The inside of the frame was finished off with some jute trim in varying widths. As a final touch to the rustic board, I added some large burlap flowers to adorn the sides.
Turn a salvaged cork board into a rustic and pretty memo board with a little paint, burlap and trim.
I love finding old cork boards; there are so many things you can do with them. Each one has its own characteristics and turns out so differently. This one was no exception.
I am sure this one’s new owner will enjoy it for years to come ♥