Picture of Trendy Cork-board
My girlfriend wanted a trendy looking cork-board for her room. We looked around for one but couldn't seem to find one that she liked, but since it was almost Christmas I decided to surprise her and build one.
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Step 1: What you will need

Picture of What you will need
Since I was in a rush for this project I didn't have time to shop around for the best deals. If you have the time and patience you could definitely do this project for much cheaper than I did.

-Picture frame
-A roll of cork-board
-Sheet of fabric
-Spray paint 
-Finishing nails

Step 2: The Frame

Picture of The Frame
The first thing you will need is an old picture frame. I went for the biggest one with the most details because I thought it would look great painted. You can re-purpose one that you already own, or shop around at local thrift stores, yard sales, online classifieds, etc..

The inside dimensions of my picture frame were 2' X 4' which worked out perfect for buying materials since you can buy the plywood, and the roll of cork-board in that size.

I took the picture out of the frame and gave it to a friend who was decorating a nursery for her soon to be born baby girl. It looked terrible in the brown frame but looks great in the nursery.

After you've chosen your frame, you may want to paint it like I did. I chose white because my girlfriends furniture in her room is white, and I  was going for a trendy antique look. If its an old frame it will most likely be covered in dust so make sure you clean it off and if its wooden you could even give it some light sanding.

When I was loading it into my car I accidentally scraped some of the paint off but it actually made it look more antique so I was happy. I'd recommend it if you want the vintage look. 
doodlecraft2 years ago
It's gorgeous! Love the frame and the fabric you picked--probably will make one this week! Handmade gifts are so charming, she's a lucky girl! :)
Ooh, that looks great! I love the frame!