3.12.2008

Giddy me!

Looky what I did :) I was blog browsing and I came across a creative gal who made a fabric covered cork board. I was looking for SOMETHING that could hang on the wall above our sofa bed in my craft/spare room and I knew immediately this is what I wanted to do. I am all about something being beautiful AND practical! I bought a 22" X 35" cork board at Wal-Mart (already complete with the black frame) and some awesome fabric as well. I only need half a meter (or half a yard - not sure which LOL!) so the fabric came to about $2.50. I LOVE it! I used a cutting mat and a rotary cutter to cut the fabric to just fit over the corkboard. I used spray adhesive to attach it, then hot glued black ribbon along the edges of the fabric to make it all look tidier. LOVE IT!!! It's big enough to hold a couple of 12X12 layouts or a BUNCH of photos.
Here's how it looks in the room. It is very large (though it's hard to see that from the photo) and it looks great in the room.
I bought some push pins and hot glued some blue buttons I"ve had around for over a year. I love how they turned out and they match my wall perfectly. So fun!


Things like this just make me happy :)

11 comments:

Jenn said...

wHAT A CUTE IDEA! LOVE IT!

B said...

Totally love it Bobbi! You totally inspire me. If for no other reason I need to keep tabs on your blog for brilliant ideas like this. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

I can see why it would make you happy! That is such an awesome idea for a room. I am adding those lists of supplies on my shopping list. Thanks! Very cute buttons indeed BTW!

Mandy said...

That looks really great! What a great idea for the buttons. How many of us have buttons that we don't know what to do with??? lol

Jane said...

You are so creative! I just love your tutorials and ideas. You photography blows me away. I'm trying to learn and you give me so much inspiration. Keep up the good work!

Kristi said...

that looks really good!

Alexandra said...

totally love this Bobbi!! Gorgeous fabric, looks great on that wall! You are sooo creative! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stefanie said...

So cute! I've got plenty of walls that are screaming for some decorations. I'll be the first to admit I'm not the best in this department so thanks for the ideas!!

Shan said...

I am just in the process of redecorating my home office. I am going to steal this idea. I love it.

Mommy said...

LOVE it! I have to do this. Yours looks so great. How did you manage to hot glue gun the ribbon without the glue oozing out and making a mess and burning your fingers? I just love your craft room. It's so clean and fresh and pretty. :)

raising4boys said...

I've been wanting one of these in my craft room and my husband has a cork board in his office he is not using. This looks so easy. Love the spray adhesive idea. THANKS!!