Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pinterest Challenge: Burlap Covered Cork Board

We're back with another Pinterest Challenge Project that we recently completed!

We were inspired by a cork board we saw on Aubrey + Lindsay's little HOUSE BLOG. They had made it to go above a desk in their office, we wanted to do the same! In our new house, we're lucky to have a good sized area we use as an office space. It has room for not only our big, retro desk, but also another taller desk that's good for standing at or using a bar stool at. We'll blog about the desk sometime in the future! 

Here's the inspiration picture:

So... we decided we wanted a large cork board above our 2nd desk. We ordered a large cork board off Amazon (this one here). We decided to cover the board in burlap!

Started out by ironing the burlap to get the fold lines out.

I laid the burlap out on the floor after it was ironed. I sprayed the front of the cork board with spray adhesive and laid the cork board down on the cork board. Then, I stapled the excess burlap on the back of the cork board frame.

Next, we wanted to do a trim around the frame of the cork board. We used upholstery tacks from Lowe's. I started out placing them at the corners then halfway on each side.

By the time I had finished, it ended up being about 1 tack for every 1.5 inches.

The tacks had come through the back of the frame, so I taped down the excess burlap which also covered up the pins in the back of the frame.

I think this board turned out really well! We're excited to start "pinning" things up on it- real pinning... not the Pinterest kind- haha! :)


  1. This looks great! I have had this project in mind for a while now! Bought the cork board today and I hope to get started soon!

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