Belinda's Lovely DIY Home Office Corkboard

If you're not using the wall space behind your desk, you're wasting space. Floating shelves can be useful, but not always an option due to space or being a renter, but almost anyone can put up a cork board onto their walls since they're easily installed/removed without damaging walls (3M temporary wall mounting stickers!). Crafty blogger, Belinda of The Happy Home Blog customized a set of 4 cork tile pinboards in a most Pinteresting fashion...

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My poor desk has been sitting there covered in papers and bills (ugh) for way too long. It needed something to make it look a little bit more inspirational than it did so I would actually want to sit there and work. And now, I think it does! I wasn't going to do a moodboard and I'm still not sure if I'll bother with the typical magazine tear-sheet moodboard - because I hate ripping up my magazines! And I have no time and patience to do the photo thing I wanted to do - maybe somewhere else another time. So for now, it was a graphic pinboard of some kind for a few pictures, cards, photos and other bits and bobs I feel like hanging/dangling/pinning on it. I was thinking of stencilling something, but then I realised I keep doodling this diamond-ish pattern so I decided to translate it in giant-scale on some cork tiles.

Belinda's cork board project requires:

  • Cork tiles
  • Painter's tape
  • White paint
  • 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips (4 small strips per cork tile)
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler and pencil

Simply put, this is a project anyone can do as an afternoon weekend project by themselves or with the help of their child. Tape, paint, peel and mount...Belinda shows each step in detail, but the pattern could be altered to your whims (stripes, inset squares, diagonal lines, etc.).

Check out the full step-by-step DIY instructions at Crafty Decorating:Painted Cork-tile Pinboard

Images: Belinda Graham/The Happy Home

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