Sunday, March 13, 2011

DIY HUGE CORK WALL!!!

My office is still in a pretty big mess, however I have managed to create the MASSIVE corkboard on my wall. It's by far one of my favorite things in the house. Right now my side of the board is decorated with all my fabric inspirations and pretty stuff, and the ducks side is looking a bit sad. He has little to put up there.....except our property tax bill :(
Anyways here is the "how to" of the project.

Items you'll need:

Foam core: I measured my wall and used (9) 24" x 30" to get the desired size.
Duct Tape:
Cork Tiles:
Liquid Nails:
Measuring Table:
Nails:
Metal Ruler:
Exact-o knife:
Spray adhesive:
Fabric of your choice:
Staple gun and staples:



So here's the super simplified run down of how to get this job done.

First I laid out the 9 pieces of foam core onto my floor in the desired size I wanted.


Once I made sure that size was right and corners were straight I duct taped all the foam core pieces together. And cut the foam core to size using my Exacto knife.


I then took to the cork tiles and used Liquid Nails to adhere them to the cork board. As soon as they were all dry I used the Exacto knife and my metal ruler to cut off the excess cork.


I marked the measurments with pencil on to the wall and nailed the cork board onto the wall.
Once up I sprayed the cork board with spray adhesive and then applied my fabric.. I stapled along the entire board so that the fabric was doubly secured.
I finished with some trim moulding and wallah! HUGE cork board for all m my pretties~




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34 comments:

  1. It looks amazing!!! It's absolutely massive and gorgeous!! Well organized too :)

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  2. I love it, such a great idea! Ha, that's hilarious about the property tax bill - that's about all my hubby would have, too. :)

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  3. Wow! It came out great. I love the fabric.

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  4. This looks so incredible! I love everything that you have on it too:)

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  5. Wow! I'm impressed!! I won't be offended if you stop by my house and make me one next :) Hope you're having a great weekend!!! :)

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  6. Love it! Love that the stripe fabric won't distract from whatever you put on there. Further proof that stripes rule.

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  7. Obsessed!!! It looks amazing- that fabric- sigh...gorgeous! Well done lady;)xo

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  8. This is great! A friend of mine is asking me to help her do a combo corkboard/bulletin board/chalkboard for her family room/playroom. This is the perfect tutorial at the perfect time! Thanks so much. Yours looks fabulous!

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  9. I love it! I wish I had the room to do that. You have such pretty fabrics arrayed on it :-)

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  10. How fantastic, and the fabric looks amazing...job well done!!

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  11. Hi Amber! Thanks for stopping by. Loving your blog as well. Great inspiration!

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  12. Wow so cool! I can't wait to do this in my future office! I want to use a really ornate frame around the edge!

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  13. I love the corkboard. I wish I had a wall large enough to do that with in my office but alas, all of mine are interrupted.....

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  14. Now that's a great art installation, you did a great job !

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  15. Love it!! Very pretty and well done.

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  16. Fabulous! Defintely inspired to try one on my own office wall!

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  17. Is that fabric from jysk? I've got that on my kitchen doors!

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  18. love the board. Also love those lights. Where did you get them?

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  19. Just out of curiosity - would this still work without the foam backing?

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  20. Love this! I have been wanting to do this project. It looks fantastic! Jamie

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  21. This is the most giant, awesome cork board I've ever laid eyes on! I LOVE IT! You should totally enter this project into Craftbaby's DIY a Corkboard Challenge! :) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/20/diy-a-cork-board

    xx
    Candie

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  23. I love it! I'm gonna do it TODAY! :)

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  24. Love the corkboard! Where did you get the trim oulding? Is it wood? How do you cut and attach it? Thanks!!

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  25. Wow this information so nice.I love this articles step up step your work explanation is really fantastic its look like use friendly. I like the cork board

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  26. I really love this and am trying to figure out where you found the pendant lights? It is just what I've been searching for to complete our office space makeover.

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  27. I know this post is old, but I am hoping you can still see the comments and let me know what you used to keep the molding up?

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  28. Thank you. This even looks like something even I (a non creative person) can tackle. Exactly what I needed to finish off my updated kitchen. I have a desk area that I wanted a cork board in back. Love the fabric idea.

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  29. It's "voilĂ ." I could accept you not using the accent and just saying "voila," but seriously... WALLAH? Jesus.

    Also I came on here looking for an alternative to buying a load of expensive cork squares. This isn't a do-it-yourself giant corkboard, this is just putting together a bunch of EXPENSIVE CORK SQUARES. Which is what they were MADE FOR.

    Hey, I have a nice do-it-yourself milkshake recipe, here:

    Step one: Buy a milkshake.
    Step two: Drink it.

    See how little sense that makes?

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  30. Also I just noticed this one: "THANK'S FOR THE LOVE."

    "Thanks" is a plural. No apostrophe. Your THANK doesn't own something. It is not a contraction of "thank" and "is." Come on, this is grade-school shit! Why is everyone so dumb nowadays? LANGUAGE AND INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION MATTER. GET OFF MY LAWN YOU CRAZY KIDS.

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  31. Nice corkboard. I really like this post. Your way of presentation is to good. Keep it update in future too.

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