At the bottom of my daughter’s closet, I found an old cork board.
The ugliness of it amazed me – I’m not sure, how it found its way into my home. But even more surprising, was that it survived many of my de-cluttering fits (I am a big believer of “throw/giveaway what I don’t use or like anymore”).
I was working on my command center project at the time, so I was happy I found it.
Putting aside how ugly it was, I knew that with my creativity and the handiness of my husband, we could transform it into a nice, decorative piece.
I have to admit, that I’m still trying to learn the art of blogging – and many times during the process of a project, I realize that I forgot to take photos while doing it. I apologize for that, as this is what it happened in this case. :(
We started this transformation by removing the old frame and replacing it with a new one. This particular frame was custom made by my husband. If he hadn’t been up to it, I probably would have ended up finding something in a thrift store and refreshing it with a coat of white paint.
Before we placed a new frame on the corkboard, we covered its old pin holes by dressing it up in fabric. By dressing it up I mean – wrapping it very snugly in a cloth. To secure the fabric in place, we used a hot glue gun. Remembering that hot glue easily goes through fabric, I placed glue on the back of the board.

Now we could put a new frame on it. The pin board already looked much better.
As an extra touch, I have decided to stencil a world map on it. This procedure was started with the creation of a map stencil.
In a previous post I outlined how I make my stencils.  To refresh your memory of the process, simply follow this link. It is a butterfly stencil, but the idea is exactly the same.
After placing the stencil securely on the board, it was time to apply paint. I opted to reuse a wall paint that we had at home, but I’m guessing that you could use any paint – as long as it’s not too watery.

I applied the paint by dabbing it with a kitchen sponge. As you can see there is NO need for fancy tools.
When I was happy with the color, I removed the stencil.
I then let it dry overnight.  Once dry, I could move on to next step which was attaching the string.

I screwed in two eye hooks on each side of the board and simply tide the string to it.
My pin board was ready.
It turned out better than I could ever have imagined and it ended up being the perfect centerpiece in my “Home Command Centre”


28/01/2016 14:55

Thank you for this, I'm definitely going to give it a try. The pinboard is just so lovely!

28/01/2016 15:24

Good luck Jessica, I hope that yours pinboard turns out even better than mine :)

16/06/2016 06:57

I didn’t know that you can turn that into a masterpiece! I was surprised because some people may prefer to buy something than to make your things into an art. I’m sure that my mom would definitely love this. She loves recycling everything. That’s why she always watch video tutorials in You Tube just to turn her old things into something that is valuable and beautiful. Thank you very much for this and my mom would definitely visit your page for more!

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