So, it's been quite some time since I have gone thrifting, looking for something to take from fugly to fabulous, but I FINALLY got back to it today!! All winter long, it was just too cold to be in the garage spray painting, and honestly I have been saving every extra penny towards things for me personally that I hadn't even thought of any DIY revamps.
A while back I posted about my love for corkboards, and that's where this project started. We have been piecing together the furniture in my loft area and it's definitely becoming my new favorite room in the house. I absolutely love my bookshelves (I plan on posting sometime about them! :) ) and we just recently got a new desk which made me want to revamp something into a gorgeous Ballard inspired corkboard. Oh Ballard Designs, how I love browsing through you for much inspiration!! I came across this Ballard bullentin board and fell in love. I love how big it is, and what I love about corkboards is that they are ever changing pieces of art. What I didn't love was the $499 price tag. You gotta be kidding me?! If I'm gonna spend that amount of money on something it's gonna be a Louis Vuitton, not a freaking corkboard!!
So with this inspiration in mind, I headed to my local thrift store in search of a large frame that I could transform into my dream corkboard...and that's where I met this baby.
Pretty..not so much, but what worked for me was the traditional style of the frame & the $14 price tag. This frame doesn't look as big as it really is, but it's a biggie. I had to manipulate it to fit inside my little compact car, but where there's a will, there's a way!!
I sanded it down and then pulled out my trusty Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint, and because of the size of the frame I decided to pickup two cans.
I sprayed and sprayed that frame with two good coats and already my heart was so excited about how it was turning out!!
I didn't worry to paint too much over the
For my cork, I just swung by my local Target and picked up the cork drawer liners. What I loved about these is that they have a self-adhesive backing, so no gluing was required, and at $9 you can't beat that!
My husband was kind of enough to lend me a helping hand rolling out & measuring the cork, and well as holding it straight while I trimmed to size and applied to the frame. It's definitely a job for two people since the roll does just that, rolls up! After all that I ended up with this beauty!
Ta-da!! Isn't she beautiful?! Large and perfectly white wood like I love! Total cost for revamp, about $30! Take that Ballard Designs! :) I decided to hang her above the desk in my loft to hold all different kinds of goodies. Pictures, drawings, invitations, thank you notes, and so on and so forth.
I couldn't love it anymore and it was really that simple & that affordable!!! I finished the whole project in a few hours and the transformation is great!! Hope you all love it!! :)
**I'm linking this project up at DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, Best DIY Projects of April at Beneath My Heart, as well as Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge please swing by & check out some great projects!**