Blah. Boring right? I think so too. With our new designated spot for outerwear (Michigan -10 below thick coats.) I had a big spot of wall to fill. I knew right away I wanted something like Sarah’s chalkboard. But, I have quite a few chalkboards in my house. How many is too much? I don’t know if we’ll ever find out, but I wanted something different. I’ve been in love with this for a long time. Swooon. See, it’s love. Now, to mix the two– time to let them make a love child. A thick framed, cork board love child. It can’t be that hard right? No, it isn’t. Let me show you how.
Some thick and lover-ly trim from Home Depot/and or Lowes and some roll on cork, and a 2×4 piece of 1/4 plywood. Yep that’s it. I screwed the trim and plywood into the wall instead of using my old stand by liquid nails. Just because I figured if Mr. P thought I was crazy and demanded I take it down, it wouldn’t ruin the flimsy plaster walls as much as 8 holes would.
The cork? I hot glued it (lots of it!). Why do you ask? Because then it will be easy as pie to peel off (I think?)if I do have to take this off the wall for any reason at all. Good news is, Mr. P enjoys it as much as I do and said I can keep it up. So countersink those screws and use the wood filler to fill those holes!
Then I painted it with some black latex paint I had from my hallway closet project from you know where. I could have left it white but then I thought the entry way would be “Too white” if you know what I mean, plus the frame matches the keys, and the chalkboard tags. I plan to sand a bit to age it make it less..”shiny new”, and it’ll be done.
I love it, adore it, it makes me un-believably happy more happy when the finish is done (i.e the sides are painted. Shoot where is my painters tape!?), but I was too excited NOT to post. Actually it is believable that a huge skinny cork board could make you so happy right? Yes! I find myself peeking from the kitchen about a hundred times during the day and smiling at it. Wait till you see what is going on it. Bwahahaha. You’ll have to wait till later for that!
Beneath my heart best diy projects in March!