Friday, September 12, 2008

DIY Fridays: Framed Corkboard

[Photo credit: Pottery Barn]

I was tooling around the Pottery Barn's online catalog recently when I came across this framed corkboard. I immediately thought, "Hey, I've done that!" A generous-sized 36x48 inches, this memo/inspiration board is at home in any setting but will set you back a cool $149. So here my friends, is Pretty*Practical's frugal but fabulous version. :-)

I repurposed an old beech RIBBA frame that no longer functioned as such due to missing back hinges. Yup, too many art swappings. I also had an inexpensive cork noticeboard from IKEA that had seen better days.

First, I painted the frame white to contrast with the cork. Then I removed the cork board's thin wooden frame and cut the board down to size. Finally, I applied wood glue to the inside edges of the frame and inserted the cork board leaving it to dry.

Yes, my version is Pottery Barn's 16 x 20 petite cousin, but you can certainly 'upgrade' by purchasing a larger frame and cork board. And with IKEA's large 27 1/2 x 39 1/4 frame retailing for $27.99 I would say you have another $121.01 to splurge on cork ;-) Work it people!

And have a great weekend!


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Well aren't you a clever cork gal!! Cool beans!

pretty*practical said...

LOL! Thanks Linda. It was as you can imagine super easy. 'm still trying to figure out PB's pricing...