Life’s too short to look at cork…
Life’s too short to look at cork
oh no, that will not do.
Find a piece of rockin’ fabric
and stick it on with glue.
Hey, if this furniture refinishing/decorating gig doesn’t work out at least I have my poetry to fall back on! 😉
This project could not be any easier.
I had two black framed cork boards that were nice but no matter how ya frame it, cork is just ugly.
Since they are hanging on each side of my new writing desk and chair, I wanted to cover them in coordinating fabric.
I had another pillowcase so I cut it apart and covered the cork with it.
I cut it to fit, then used a staple gun to staple it in place. Then I took off-white grosgrain ribbon and hot glued it around the edges to finish it off.
The pushpins were actually magnets from the dollar bins at Michaels a while back. I used this technique to turn them into pushpins.
I like the updated corkboards look in the room and they are sooooo much prettier with fabric than they were naked…aren’t we all? 😉
Before I show you another project I did for this room, I have a little tip for ya. I’m sure most of you do this, but just in case…
A simple solution for unsightly dangling cords (they bug me) is to wrap the cord several times around leg of furniture that is most out of sight and closest to an outlet. It works even better if the cord is the same color as the furniture!
Moving on…I found this super cool in/out tray on a stand at my favorite hang-out…Goodwill. It was love at first sight. Sure it was dark and dusty and cob-webby but mwahhh ha ha…I had a plan!
I pried off the “in” and “out” plates and went to town with Rustoleum’s Glossy White spray paint.
Check it out now…
As you can see I have a big stack of very important business waiting in my “in” basket. 😉
One last look at it all together…
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!