It's time again for another #MonthlyDIYChallenge!
Each month a few of my favorite blogging pals and I get together and "challenge" each other to create a project based on a particular material or theme. This month's theme was cork and I'm super stoked about my new office addition! I have to admit though, I almost copped out and made coasters until I got the brilliant (at least I think so, ha!) idea to make a cork board for my office.
I started by picking up a 2x4 sheet of thin plywood from Home Depot (about $10.00) and (4) 1/4 inch 1 x 4 poplar boards (about $1.40 a piece).
I like to mark my angles to make it easier to remember where I need to cut. Yes, I often forget in the 5 seconds it takes me to walk over to the saw.
I used wood glue to glue the poplar boards to my plywood then used a very high tech system to keep the pieces in place.
After the glue was dry I painted the entire board with a few coats of white paint. I then took my roll of cork (I bought this one from Michael's using a 50% off coupon!) and cut it into 3x6 inch rectangles.
Elmer's spray adhesive. If you used satin, eggshell or semi-gloss paint on your board make sure you sand your paint a bit to help the glue adhere better. It also helps to spray the glue onto your cork, let it sit a minute to let the glue get tacky then add the cork to your board.
D ring hooks for hanging and was good to go.
I still haven't finished this space or styled my desk, so stay tuned for the full room reveal!
In the meantime, check out the rest of the amazing cork projects.