Sunday, August 15, 2010

chocolate cork board

i have been wanting a large chocolate cork board in our kitchen for awhile. chocolate colored cork was the key because i really don't like the color of the generic "office" cork boards, and i wanted it to have a deep rich look. 

lucky for me i found the 12x12 dark chocolate cork boards, a couple months ago, at michael's, but i ended up putting the project aside because i couldn't find the right frame for all the boards. so like many my other diy projects i put it on HOLD. 

finally today, thanks to my mister for his help, the project is finished. :) we now have an awesome 48x24 chocolate cork board in our kitchen.

i think i will love it more once we get the kitchen painted, but for now i'm still pretty excited. for the frames we ended up getting two frame making kits from michael's. originally i wanted one big frame, but even with the kits it was impossible to get the correct size.

the frames were really easy to put together and my handy mister did them in about ten minutes. :)

we had some a good time with the frames when they were finished... but then the project went back on hold because i couldn't figure out how the cork was going to stay in the frame since it wasn't quite thick enough to be flush.

i ended up calling a framing store to get their opinion on how to finish the project ~ and they suggested using foam board behind the cork to make it flush with the frame. i bought a couple pieces of white foam board from office max, and the project was back on. the foam had come with double sided square stickies sooo that worked out perfect!

i'm really happy with how it turned out, and i can't wait to start pinning things up. i won't be using the clear push pins, i think i am going to get some clothing pins from the fabric store so it will have a cleaner look. once i get a few things hung up, i'll post another picture.

hope you guys had a great weekend ~ cheers to the start of a fresh week!


StephanieTJLee said...

Whoa this looks fabulous! What a great way to decorate. I shall keep this idea in mind :).

PS those turtles in the first picture is ADORABLE.

Kristin said...

Haha...I bought those chocolate cork boards from Michaels too!! Great way to put them together in a frame :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

looks great! I love the richness of the dark cork. great job!

dovecote Decor said...

I desperately need a cork board, but alas I have very few walls in my house! I'm all windows, which is nice, but I'm getting disorganized. Come visit our new post, we have jumped into the gray-scale discussion, through my friend's inspired house!
All the Best,

Cornflake said...

What a great project you've just completed! Completely agree on the chocolate colour - great choice! :-)

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