I’ve been working insane hours. I’m literally at work for NINE hours a day. Count em. Nine is one more than eight. I kid. About the nine hours. That’s just a normal work day, but I have to tell you that coverage is going to be spotty around here due to my day job. It was starting to kill me that I had all of these projects piling up. In an insane move, after a long day at work, I did something with this:
If you remember, it is one of the frames I recently bought at the flea market. What can you do with only a frame? I was going to add it to the collection on my mantel, but then I would have to find a solid backing and a piece of glass to cover it. Too much work in too little time.
I decided to make a much needed cork board for my office. I had a cork board, but gave it to my mom after I decided I was keeping too much clutter. I quickly realized I needed a place to temporarily display things and a new cork board was the solution.
Warning: The way I made this does not seem extremely sturdy so copy it at your own risk.
First, I spray painted the frame in a gloss white. Next, I cut a piece of cardboard to fill the opening. I cut and glued square cork board to the cardboard, and spray glue fabric on top of that. The fabric was a kitchen curtain in a former life, but didn’t fit any of the windows in the new house.
Here’s the janky part. I couldn’t figure out how to attach the cork/cardboard to the frame so in an act of desperation, I used duct tape.
Not the sturdiest way to attach it, but I figure it is going to be on a wall so it can’t pop out, right? Here is where the new cork board landed in the office. I hung it on the closet door because it is a quick reach from my desk. If it falls apart, it isn’t going to be because of the poor construction. It will be because the frame is on a constantly moving door. One teeny, tiny tack is holding the cork board to the door.
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