A couple of weeks ago, I helped my mum sort through my brother’s (incredibly!) messy bedroom. While tidying, I came across an old cork bulletin board and claimed it for myself. It was a little boring, and the blue frame didn’t match anything in my flat, but it had potential.
I revamped the old board by painting the frame a bright white and by adding stripes of the same colour. I wasn’t sure if painting onto cork would work, but after a google search and finding this great post from The Happy Home I was reassured.
Here’s how I made it:
The frame had a plasticy finish, so I began by sanding down the frame so that the paint would stick to it.
I then measured the board and divided it up into sections to create the stripes. I used masking tape to section off the bits that I wanted to remain cork coloured.
I then painted between the masking tape sections with bright white acrylic paint. It took several coats of paint to properly cover up the cork.
While the stripes were dying, I also added several coats of the same paint to the frame. I toyed with painting the frame a different colour, but decided that I preferred the uniform colour scheme.
Once the paint was dry, I carefully peeled off the tape to reveal the stripes. I found that the paint bled a little, but not obviously so.
And ta-da. All done! Here is the finished result: