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F O L L O W by E M A I L

Monday, June 13, 2011

cork board diy

i see you found me via Pinterest most likely!   thanks for visiting!
i'm hoping i can persuade you to come visit me at my new home: 

Three Sails Design

i still blog about my house, just from a different platform now!

this cork board diy is great, but i posted it in 2011!  can't believe it's been that long!
 so if you want to be inspired with the most up to date approach i can offer you, full of  
diy's and user friendly home design and reno's, then come on over to my
new blog!   pretty please!!

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i came across this awesome diy on another blog, isabella and max rooms....
i thought it was so genious, i decided to do one for myself!


isn't it bright, beachy, practical and adorable??!!


i started with an ikea cork board - $6.99
spray painted the frame white


took some fabric leftover from another project and draped it over the frame, took a pencil, ruler and traced an outline on the wrong side of the fabric



trimmed it, leaving about an inch, to iron under, creating a crisp line




bought some decorative tacks from the fabric store


secured the corners first, then the middle of each side, and so on and so on, pulling the fabric tight




super uneven!  oh well!



i originally had a dry erase board hanging here, but decided to move that around the corner and have this here instead


then.....liked it soooo much, created another one for my desk area and my endless "to do" lists!





love it!  go make one!

43 comments:

  1. They're both gorgeous!! Maybe I should do this instead of a chalkboard!! (my hubby has this hesitation with chalk for some reason!!)

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  2. LOVE it! Ikea has some decent fabrics out lately. Love your choices :)

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  3. LOVE THE FABRIC AS WELL.. i'm your newest follower!!!

    xoxo,
    ani

    visit and follow me at http://www.aadreamsblog.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love the second one ! Check out my blog : http://nothinlasts.blogspot.com/

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  5. so pretty! I love the fabric choices :) And your blog is so great!

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  6. This is perfect timing! I took a memory board apart, only to realize that my chosen fabric scrap wasn't large enough to wrap around the back... but it IS large enough to do this! And I have spray paint and upholstery tacks. Perfect! This is SO getting done this week!

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  7. Love it... hitting the store in the moring to pickup supplies! Thanks for sharing this cool little project. AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. So Simple, yet so Awesome! It's going on my to-do list!

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  9. Nice job Natalie! They're both great - I especially love the fabric on the first one.

    http://catiescorner2.blogspot.com

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  10. Super Cute blog!! :) I am your newest follower! I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog to learn new things!! If you would like to take a look at my blog that would be wonderful and follow me back! For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com Look out for some giveaways also like mineral make-up. I am new to this but excited to share ideas on yummy food!
    Thanks,
    Brooke

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  11. Very nice! Corkboards can be so boring by themselves, but these dressed up boards are beautiful! :)

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  12. What an adorable idea - I just love the fabric you used. Great job!!!

    Visiting from A Beach Cottage's 'Good Life Wed.' party.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  13. This is so cute! I love how it turned out! I just pinned it so I can give it a try!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  14. This is just terrific! You get that gorgeous pop of colour and you don't even have to commit. :)

    So glad I found you.

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  15. Looks great! Love the summer colour. Glad you added your link to BC Good Life Wednesdays.

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  16. this is a fabulous idea wonderful job - thanks for taking part in Tea Time Tuesday

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  17. Love the COLOR! The idea is great also. Thank you for sharing it at the link party.

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  18. These are so cute!! I found you blog this week and I'm in Love!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love features - check it out!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-im-in-love_17.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  19. Warning: TMI ahead. Since my 4 furry creatures tend to cough up their dinner and/or hairballs on fabrics that are on horizontal surfaces (chairs, sofas, benches), I have to find ways to get colorful fabrics on vertical surfaces instead. I've been holding on to a corkboard for years that I've not been using, so this might just be the project it's been waiting for!

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  20. This is the nicest corkboard I've seen ! I' ve so enjoyed browsing you're blog ,I'm now following :) Looking forward to reading more xx Ava

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  21. Love them both! Your fabric choices are gorgeous and they look fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  22. It's hard to believe that something that looks THAT good, can be SO easy!! Pretty, and practical - got to love that! SO....we're featuring your project here at you blog, tomorrow (Tuesday) at Our House Of Joyful Noise! Thanks for linking it up & sharing it with us and our readers! Join us every Tuesday if you can! And while you're there, now you can grab our new FEATURED button! : )

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  23. Love these! They look so neat, I wouldn't want to put note on them or maybe just organized ones! Thanks for sharing!
    Debbie

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  24. These are fabulous! I had a different style in mind for mine but I might have to find a spot for one of these too!

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  25. I LOVE THIS!! I love it so much I featured it this week at my Hookin' Up with HoH party!

    Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  26. Adorable! Pinning this for future inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    -MJ @ MD School Mrs

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  27. This is gorgeous! We're trying to make one for a friend and I think this would be perfect!
    www.njs-randomness.blogspot.com

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  28. Now this is awesome! I have that ikea cork board....:-)

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  29. Oh my gosh I love this idea! I am going to Yellowstone for 10 weeks and this is a great idea to hang pictures on my family up and look classy! Love it!

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  30. LOVE THIS!! I just bought a cheapo cork board with no clue what to do with it. Now I have an idea!

    Chrissy visiting from formamas.blogspot.com

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  31. These corkboards are fabulous! I love how easy they seem to make too. Perfect for my new year reno.

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  32. Where did you find the fabulous fabric from for these cute boards? I love it...:)

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  33. love it! now I wish I had an IKEA close by!!

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  34. Gorgeous finds and I like it. It is interesting as well. I will try this and refer also. Big thanks for sharing.


    Charles A

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  35. Does anyone have a suggestion for the best type of fabric to use for this project, something that wont stretch over time or get snagged too badly?

    I finally have a personal office for the first time in my life, and this is a great way to personalize it! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  36. a denim or heavy cotton would work great!

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  37. I am making one of these for each of my girls! Great idea, thanks so much!

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  38. Love your fabric choices! I included a photo (and link) of the yellow one in a post I just wrote. Thanks for sharing!

    http://turnedtodesign.blogspot.com/2013/01/fabulous-cork-boards.html#

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  39. Really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us.Great site and a great topic as well i really get amazed to read this.

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  40. Love this!!! So quick and easy but has such an impact! Just a question: I noticed some people using a spray adhesive to adhere the fabric onto the board, so have you found that using just push pins works as well? Thanks for the DIY tutorial :)

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