Do you love the functionality of a corkboard but not the look of them? I have been trying to find just the right corkboard to hang on a small wall in my kitchen for months …but they were either too big, too small or too ugly. LOL I knew I could make one similar to the one in my Corkboard Makeover post but I don’t have much wall space so it would be really small.
I decided to dig around in my craft supply room hoping to find some inspiration to get me going and I found it…a couple of bags of corks that I picked up at a garage sale last summer. That’s it…I AM GOING TO MAKE MY OWN CORKBOARD OUT OF CORKS AND…wait for it…wait for it….AN OLD DRAWER!
Remember at the beginning of the year when I told you that I wanted to get more organized? I am surprised to say that I’ve stuck with it so far! Granted we are only a third of the way through the year, but, I’m pretty proud of myself. I have created underbed storage, a receipt organizer, a project corkboard, a task board at my shop and now my cork bulletin board out of a drawer.
- Corks (either used out of wine bottles or new from a craft store)
- Spray Paint (in desired colors)
- Glue Gun and Sticks
- A drawer
This corkboard project is super simple. If you can spray a can of paint and use a glue gun, you can make this one in no time.
Diva Tip: Lay the corks in a box or box lid to spray paint the corks. (Hint: A shoe box works great) I used a fairly large box and was able to spray one color on one side and another color on the other side.
Lay out several rows of corks on one side and paint them a color…let dry. You will only need to paint one side because you will be gluing the other side to the drawer.
Diva Tip: Fit the corks snug in the box to keep them from rolling when you spray
Lay out the second color on the other side of the box and spray…let dry.
Just a pic to show you what that will look like in the box.
Now, you will see I left the corks I picked up at the garage sale (the used, authentic corks) unpainted and then painted the corks I picked up at Micheal’s Craft Store.
I also chose to paint my drawer. This is totally optional. I used Rust-oleum Cinnamon spray paint.
Now let’s place the corks! Begin by laying out your corks prior to gluing them on. I noticed as I was laying them out that I was going to need some smaller corks to fill in the gaps.
You can purchase smaller corks at the craft store, but, I chose to cut some of my larger ones in half. I spray painted to smaller corks in white for a contrast.
Once you have all of the corks laid out…secure them with a drop of glue from your glue gun.
I am so happy with the way this turned out. It serves the purpose it was made for which was notes and “to-do’s” plus… it gave me a couple of extra shelves to add a decorative element…I love it!
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