Monday, August 13, 2012

Memo Board DIY

We just completed about the fastest DIY we've ever done!  We each bought a framed cork board at Home Goods for $49.99 (30" x 40").  Mine came with a white frame, which I liked, so I kept the frame as is.  Bethany's is gold, so we intend to paint it a different color.  

We sprayed the cork with spray adhesive, cut the fabric to fit inside the frame and tucked the edges underneath the frame.  10 minutes, tops!

The fabric is Zebra Skin outdoor fabric by Calico Corners and was on sale for $11/yard. 

First, we cut the fabric to be about 1/2 inch larger than the cork.


We sprayed the cork with spray adhesive.


Then we tucked the edges under the frame with a spackle knife (you can use any straight edge).


And finito!



I still have to put a few more finishing touches on my office before I reveal it, but we're almost there!

-Nancy

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Nancy and Bethany

23 comments:

  1. Adorable! I must try out spray adhesive!

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  2. Love it ! Love the fabric! Can't wait to see your office reveal!!

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  3. I love the fabric, Nancy! The frame is pretty too.
    Can't wait to see your office.
    Happy Monday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  4. Genius.....Will look forward to the end reveal!

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  5. Looks great! I need to do this today. My daughter's going into high school and the social events are getting a little out of control. She needs this in her room pronto to keep up with invitations. In fact, with your directions, maybe she can do it herself!

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    1. Absolutely, it was super easy. Good luck with starting high school ( all of you)!
      Nancy

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  6. Love it! Thanks for the pictorial and directions. (I trying to figure out how you tucked the edges in.) I'm so inspired I might go to the fabric store and try it! Thanks girls!

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    1. There is a gap between the cork and the frame, so just spray the edges of the fabric with glue to push it under the frame edge with the spackling knife, so some sharp tool Good luck! give it a try.
      Nancy

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  7. This is a great little project! I have a bulletin board that is stained with something (Don't know what it is so it's extra yucky...) This is the perfect solution!

    Just found your blog today and started following along. If you get the chance, I'd love for you to visit mine!

    Laura
    www.HappyroostBlog.com

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  8. Looks awesome! Love the choice of fabric.

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  9. OOh, loving that zebra - and doesn't it work with everything?

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  10. Love it! Can't wait for the reveal!

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  11. Ahhh I love it!!! Gotta do this- it's awesome how easy it is and it looks fab!!

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  12. Hey Nancy - You and Bethany need your own TV show!! A quick and pretty project....love this. You are such a creative and resourceful team. I LOVE Bethany's bedroom ceiling and the staircase for the yoga studio. Amazing what you all do with paint :-) Thank you for sharing all the ideas and projects....very generous!
    Talk soon!!
    Lots of luv....L

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  13. Hi Nancy even I could do this...love the fabric!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series featuring Harrison Howard

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  14. ooo..I have this very fabric for master bedroom pillows...love your board! Thanks for the how-to

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  15. so nice! i just did mine too for my craft space but mine was just plain old target corkboard so i had to wrap the whole thing including the frame. : -)

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  16. Great idea! This might be my first DIY!
    Many thanks,
    Phyllis

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  17. It looks great! I can't wait for the reveal!

    Holly

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  18. This looks great! I have been wanting to do this but haven't found a fabric to match my office yet.

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  19. This is so so sassy and chic! I love the fabric you chose! I just took down a plain cork board from my daughter's room that I madeover! I am going to make a board like yours to put in my study!
    Please join us for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky party. Your project would be perfect to share! Linky goes live tonight (Wednesday) at 8:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

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  20. I love the way this turned out. I would love to do something similar for my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Such a cute and Simple idea! Love the look!

    http://www.showeredwithdesign.blogspot.com

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