5.12.2011

STILL WORKING IN THE CORNER….DIY Inspiration board part 1

I’m baaaack! Okay, since I’m putting a work area in my bedroom, I need a place to post notes and inspiration for future projects.  With that in mind, I immediately knew what I would use for my frame for the inspiration/bulletin board. 

On the last day of the Room Service Atlanta install, I noticed a stack of art against the wall.  When I asked what was going to be done with them, I was told that I could have whatever I wanted.  Really?  No one wanted them? Okay. So I took four framed pieces of art home with me!  Here is one that I am using for it’s frame

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The frame is HUGE! And believe it or not, it’s not the largest one I got! 

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Obviously I’m not feeling the art, but geez, the frame is PERFECT!

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I’ve already started removing the art from the frame

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(ignore that person’s leg in the picture…I have no idea whose leg that is!)

That was easy enough to remove. All I used was a butter knife (slack, I know!).

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Now I just need to get some corkboard.  I think this fabric would work over the corkboard

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It’s thick and neutral and I found it at Goodwill for less than 3 bucks! $2.10 to be exactWinking smile

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Now, where can I get some corkboard cut to size???

9 comments:

Myssie said...

you can get the roll corkboard at Michaels and then glue it to some partical board or something. But I am not sure where you would get actual corkboard cut. I love the mirror by the way!! ;)

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Great advice from Myssie!! You are on a roll here, keep it up and you'll be complete with this room in no time...
Janell

Rene said...

I couldn't figure out where to get cork board cut either so I bought a pack of cork squares at Walmart - 4 for $5 - and taped them together with shipping tape. Great score on the fabric!

Nutbird said...

I don't know that you need corkboard. You could use that foam board. Any soft surface can be enhanced with a layer or two of batting. I saw that some blogger used a lot of the election signs that litter the landscape every year. How about a post about using crappy hotel and condo art and frames? There are tons of that around. Ann

Kathysue said...

If you are covering it with fabric I would go with foam core and you can cut it with scissors and glue it onto the piece of art for stability, You are on a roll, Missy!!! I love the way you purchase items knowing that someday they will work for you and Voila!!! You make it work beautifully, Kathysue

PS Laekitha come and check out what I just ordered from Wisteria, so excited!!

Tiffany said...

Its gonna be good! That frame is perfection!

Lori said...

How did I miss that artwork? What a score for you. Can't wait to see it finished!

Have a great weekend!

Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

Leah said...

I can't wait to see!!!!

Luvs!

Kathysue said...

Looking good sweetie! have fun with Janell I told her to give you a great big hug from me, xo Kathysue