30.10.13

Painted White Framed Corkboard

I have a bad habit of collecting supplies, starting a project and then not finishing it. This cork board is one of those projects. 


Late this summer I painted a gold mirror that I shared here, that we are using in our entry hall. At the same time I painted a wobbly gold frame that I found for $1 at a garage sale. I spray painted the old frame white but I wasn't happy with the coverage so I used some homemade chalky paint for the final coat. I bought a roll of cork from Target for around $10, stuck the roll in our office armoire one day in a quick clean up and left it there. For about two months -there's that bad habit.


This weekend I decided I was tired of seeing the frame leaning up against the kitchen wall and got the supplies back out to finish it. I added the peel and stick cork to a foam core board backing (free from my niece.) I hammered in a saw tooth hanger and in about 15 minutes I had a completed cork board. 


The fresh white paint really highlights the pretty floral and leaf details on the frame (and covers up a few chippy parts.) For photo purposes I hung the completed board on our unfinished fireplace wall. It measures a nice 30" x 20".


That's one more unfinished project checked off my list. Now I need to decide where to use it and hopefully it won't take me two months to decide! Are you a start and finish immediately type or are you like me and often drag projects out?
For a total of less than $11 (with leftover cork) I have a fresh new/vintage cork board. 

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6 comments:

  1. Good for you, getting it done. I think we sometimes get overrun with projects and it's easy to just let things go. Can't wait to see how you use it.

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  2. Isn't it amazing what white paint can do - well done girlie!!

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  3. Oh I am never like that *looks at purple unfinished frame on work table that has been there for a year* ...nope never at all LOL!

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  4. I am the same way about starting and not finishing all my projects. Good for you for getting this one done.

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  5. That turned out so nice. I love getting projects accomplished. Once I start a project, I usually get it done within a decent amount of time because I don't want the mess of it hanging around too long. LOL! However, if my husband has to help me with it, then it may get dragged out longer because he doesn't have as much time to work on them as I do.

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  6. I do that too. I didn't know you could buy cork in a roll

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