Farmhouse Chic Corkboard
Our kitchen has verrrrry little wall space. It’s all cabinets, windows, a door, and several openings leading to other rooms.
With three very busy kids, the paper clutter that accumulates in the kitchen is astounding. Mama needs to get organized! For reals.
Today it hit me. I could make a corkboard (cause buying one is just too easy) 🙂 and hang it on the end of our long cabinet that is closest to the desk area. Poifect!
I went out to the garage and got a long frame that I picked up at a garage sale or thrift store…can’t remember which.
I sprayed it with Kilz primer and then Rustoleum White. I sanded a little bit to shabby it up.
I bought a sheet of corkboard from Home Depot. I measured the inside groove on the back of the frame and then cut the corkboard to size with a serrated bread knife.
I could have framed just the corkboard and it would have looked fine but where’s the fun in that? So I took a flour sack that I got at Aberfoyle and my electric staple gun (do you have one of these…if not, what are you waiting for???? this thing is the bomb) and covered the corkboard.
I stuck the corkboard in the frame, made some rosettes (cause EVERYTHING is cuter with rosettes!) and hot glued them onto the corner.
Then hung it on the side of the cabinet and VOILA…cuteness and functionality all rolled into one!
Next, I needed some thumbtacks and I had some plain ones but a) that was just too easy 😉 b) where’s the fun in that? and c) they just didn’t fit the vibe that this corkboard has goin’ on.
So I searched through my crafty stash and found some corks that I’d bought at Target…bingo. They were a little too thick so I used the serrated bread knife again and cut them in half. Then I hot glued thumbtacks onto them like so:
How stinkin’ cute are they?
Fabulous Farmhouse Chic Flour Sack Corkboard….luv it lots.