Anna, here. Today I’m sharing a quick & easy way to spruce up an entryway, office or bedroom with a few cork boards.
I really like this project because it’s easy and inexpensive, but it has a big impact (those are some of the best projects, IMO). If you know me you know how much I loveeee when I can make my decor functional (basically a small space living requirement), and this also checks that box. Plus, this little DIY is dorm/rental friendly, but also looks nice enough for a forever home. Are you sold? Alright, great. Let’s talk materials and then we’ll get back into it.
Here are the materials you need:
- three cork boards
- black paint
- paint brushes
- command strips (or hardware for hanging)
- something to cover your work surface (paper bags, plastic bags, whatever)
- optional: decorative push pins (scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for some cool options)
I went to Ikea and bought three cork boards. Instead of leaving them natural, I decided to paint them all black (since my apartment has white walls and black trim). This is of course optional, but I think it really takes things up a notch.
Once I painted the cork boards I measured my wall and determined where to place each board (mm, math). I added a command strips on the back and mounted them to the wall. Next, I gathered some magazines and cut out ads that I liked. I found a calendar at the dollar spot at Target, and grabbed my habit tracker from my bullet journal. I put up some instant photos and whatever else I had on hand. Ta-da! The entryway is no longer boring.
It’s perfect for my entryway, but would also look really great in an office or in a bedroom. I used to have a similar set up in my room in college and also in my bedroom growing up. However, in those rooms I used cork squares covered with different scrapbooking paper. This is another fun option to consider!
Here are a few fun push pin options, as promised:
Let us know if you give this a try! 🙂
Cheers! the blonde party
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