Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cork Trivets turned Corkboard!

Okay quick, think of a young girl/tween's bedroom and tell me the first thing that pops into your mind when you access her needs in a bedroom. Did you answer "corkboard?" It's an essential item, right? I mean, where else is she going to hang her drawings, pictures, and movie stubs! There are many really cute corkboards available to purchase, but some cost a pretty penny. Like these from Pottery Barn Kids.


This is a precious idea that I completely intend to duplicate some day as a DIY project, but honestly, I don't have the $299.00 to spend on it. Can you believe the price of this baby, friends?!



This one seems simple and wouldn't lead you to believe a huge price tag was attached, right? Well, think again, it's currently on sale for $139.00. Wow, what a steal! (Please hear the sarcasm dripping from my words.)

Don't get me wrong, if you've got the budget to buy these, then I say "do it." They're cute and most likely really well made. But if you're in the same boat as me, don't have all that extra cash and know that your daughter's taste is going to change, then let me show you the alternative I came up with.

I used these cork trivets from IKEA...


And various shades of this paint from Hobby Lobby




To create this...


close up

We added a few pieces of white trim on the top and side to frame it out.


After painting the background solid pink, I started nailing the trivets to the wall, one by one, until it was at a height I was comfortable with. After that, I painted the acrylic paint on random trivets to add some interest and bring in the other colors in the room. Easy and simple, and I promise it didn't cost anywhere close to the costly catalog finds.

Have you created your own version of a corkboard? I'd love to see your creations, send me a picture!


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11 comments:

Cynthia Agnell said...

We are past the corkboard stage here at "Chez A" but I think you did a great job on this one.

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

What a neat idea! I am doing a cork board soon and it is always helpful to see other creations! Thanks for sharing. Saw you on Lil Luna.

BluBabesCreate said...

Love it! and such a timeless and transitional look! Come be inspired by a courageous man!

Vicky said...

That is adorable and goes with the whole circle thing you have going on. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

Karima said...

Wow! That is amazing what a great idea. Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

Carmen said...

You beat me to the punch! I am planning on doing this to my son's room, floor to ceiling, an entire wall...just haven't made it to IKEA yet. This turned out beautiful...much better than the way over priced ones.

Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-fall-and-you-rock-2.html Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @
RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

WOW - so creative and beautiful.. Love it..Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya with smiles.... Hope you can swing in and say hello sometime :)) I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Congratulations! You've been featured at this weeks Hookin Up with HOH Party!

Eek! Feel free to stop on by and grab a button if you'd like!

Thanks for entering your post in last week's party. It rocked my socks.

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

oil secondary containment said...

I have enjoyed your art, frames, hydrangeas, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, Christmas in July, and much more. I found you today and spent time reading about you, viewing the before and afters of the Little Farm House.

Jenny said...

I love this!!!

Jamie said...

Beautiful!!! I used the IKEA trivets to make a corkboard, but with less successful results :) http://thecreativeimperative.blogspot.com/2011/08/soccer-bulletin-board.html

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