* covered cork board

Posted on January 26th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Craft Room, Projects with Instructions, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Becket has been posting about her wonderful fabric-covered cork boards this week.  Seeing how great it was looking in her in-progress post really got me motivated to finally revamp my craft room cork board.  I got this great vintage honeycomb patterned linen from Make Me when they were having a sale a while back.  I’d set it aside for eventual cork board use, but it seemed like using it for the whole thing would be too much.  Then yesterday I found the perfect coordinating orange fabric at the thrift store.  I originally thought it was linen too, but upon washing and closer inspection, it’s something else.  Still fine though.

My cork board was lodged in a groove of the frame pieces, held together by brads at the corners.  It’s kinda cheap, so it wasn’t too hard to pull apart at one joint.  I stole the aspect ratio and the idea to adhere it with spray glue from Becket.  Glued down the orange layer first, then layered the linen over it, with the lapped edge folded over to make a clean seam.  Another unexpected advantage of the cheap fabrication: it was made of the thinnest possible cork veneer over some sort of particle board, so I could just staple the excess fabric around the back.  Wedging it back into the frame grooves wasn’t too hard, but it did cause a little bit of fabric bubbling near the edges.  Not too bad, though.  After wedging it all back together, I stapled the frame back together.  I really like how it turned out.

One Response to “covered cork board”

  1. Becket Says:

    I love it! It’s so 60s modern and a bit Panton-esque.


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