Monday, March 8, 2010

Hello, corkboard.

See this wall here?

Blah. Boring right? I think so too. With our new designated spot for outerwear (Michigan -10 below thick coats.) I had a big spot of wall to fill. I knew right away I wanted something like Sarah's chalkboard. But, I have quite a few chalkboards in my house. How many is too much? I don't know if we'll ever find out, but I wanted something different. I've been in love with this for a long time. Swooon. See, it's love. Now, to mix the two-- time to let them make a love child. A thick framed, cork board love child. It can't be that hard right? No, it isn't. Let me show you how.

Some thick and lover-ly trim from Home Depot/and or Lowes and some roll on cork, and a 2x4 piece of 1/4 plywood. Yep that's it. I screwed the trim and plywood into the wall instead of using my old stand by liquid nails. Just because I figured if Mr. P thought I was crazy and demanded I take it down, it wouldn't ruin the flimsy plaster walls as much as 8 holes would.

The cork? I hot glued it (lots of it!). Why do you ask? Because then it will be easy as pie to peel off (I think?)if I do have to take this off the wall for any reason at all. Good news is, Mr. P enjoys it as much as I do and said I can keep it up. So countersink those screws and use the wood filler to fill those holes!

Then I painted it with some black latex paint I had from my hallway closet project from you know where. I could have left it white but then I thought the entry way would be "Too white" if you know what I mean, plus the frame matches the keys, and the chalkboard tags. I plan to sand a bit to age it make it less.."shiny new", and it'll be done.

I love it, adore it, it makes me un-believably happy more happy when the finish is done (i.e the sides are painted. Shoot where is my painters tape!?), but I was too excited NOT to post. Actually it is believable that a huge skinny cork board could make you so happy right? Yes! I find myself peeking from the kitchen about a hundred times during the day and smiling at it. Wait till you see what is going on it. :) Bwahahaha. You'll have to wait till later for that!

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75 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

WOW!! Girl, I would just want to live in your entryway. ;)

Anne said...

I love that - the black looks great against all the white.

Beachbrights said...

That room has come together so well. I love the addition of the cork. Good choice :)

~XOXO~

Nancy said...

You are just so stinkin talented! You've done such a great job and everything looks perfect!!!

Nancy

all thingz related said...

I love your corkboard! That's a perfect spot for it! You did a great job!
Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

Jenn said...

That looks fabulous! I love how it turned out!
I just did a little project with keys today {redberrybarn.blogspot.com}.
Have a delightful day!

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

I absolutely LOVE this!! Totally inspired me to do something like this in my house. It looks amazing!

Sabrina said...

Love it...actually I was just showing off your lovely entry to my hubby late last night. We love the white trim look and your entry is just so perfect! We have the honey oak blues. :( I'm going to show this to my mom...it will work great in her old craftsman entry.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Can you believe that I saw corkboards like this for $70 at a home store this weekend. And can you also believe that my cheap ol' self was figuring out how I could possibly scrimp and buy one? No joke. I should be slapped. Thank you for showing me the smarter way. It looks awesome in your mudroom!

Mama Thompson said...

Is it possible to have "front entry" envy...'cause I do...:)

Anny said...

I love it too!!!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

I don't want to wait. I have to know what's going on it. Like, NOW.

Kimbo West said...

Love the cork...would have loved the chalkboard...you can never have to much of a good thing. I love love it. YOu need to pull in a loveseat and just stay there all day.

Hepworths said...

Rachelle, your cork board is awesome! I love it. You are quickly becoming my favorite home decor blog.

Allison @ http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

the thrifty ba said...

i want to just move into your home! that looks great!

foggogs said...

What a cute idea. Your whole house is looking so great these days. I need to get my family healthy so I have a few hours to myself to work on something- anything. Today is my husbands turn to be sick.

Brooke Jarrett said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to see how you use it! You are ridiculously talented... Brooke

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

That is soooo cute. I love this whole area in your house. I have to do that to my walls in my mudroom. I love the bench you made. Now the corkboard! Love it!
Thanks for sharing.
Brooke

Jessi said...

LOVE this and now want one in my mudroom. When are you free to run over? ;)

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

fabulous! I love it. Thanks for showing us just how you did it, to prove it's easy!
gail

Richella said...

It looks wonderful, Rachelle. You made a great choice in going with black for the molding. Honestly, I searched far and wide for a big frame to hold a corkboard, but this looks wonderful. From now on I'm going to do this instead of any other kind of bulletin board!

I'm still jealous of your keys, though. I like the Pottery Barn ones that I framed, but your cool skeleton keys are THE BOMB.

The Neglected Nest said...

Looks fantastic! Very striking with the beadboard and wall color.

Sarah said...

Love it!! oh.. be still my heart!

Aja said...

This looks great! And the black really pops. Love it!

Shannon said...

OH wow! I LOVE it all!!!

Struggler said...

It's great, and I love how it goes with your other items. Oh yes, and it looks like it cost $100's at Ballard Designs, too :)

{i create} said...

Gorgeous! I have decided to fly you out for the month, and have you makeover, my house!
Love your projects girl!

Jennifer Juniper said...

It turned out great - of course :) I love the black.

Team Carroll said...

LOVE it! SUCH a great idea...and I LOVE the black! And pretty much everything else ;)

Melanie said...

You did a great job! Very crafty.

Becky @ The Cody House said...

Super cute!!

The Frugal Designer said...

I love it in black, it looks wonderful!

Kristin said...

Love love love the framed keys. SO cute!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh how I am dying for a new entryway!!! Love the cork board, board and batten look, and keys!!!!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love everything you've done in your entryway. It's fab and so are you!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

The suspense is killing me. I thought you'd like to know.

Leslie said...

I am loving your tags too (and your entry way)! You have to get Chalk Ink. It wipes away clean with a wet wipe and comes in all sorts of colors.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

looks great!

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

this is amazing. u make it sound so super easy?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love it!!

Heather said...

I really like the black frame against all the white.

Heather said...

I really like the black frame against all the white.

Heather said...

I really like the black frame against all the white.

Tiffany said...

This looks fabulous! I love everything in this area of your home! So beautiful! Great job! Thanks for sharing! It would make me smile too. I do the same thing with projects I am in love with. I just can't ever seem to stop looking at them! : )

Lisa said...

I love that whole area of your house - it has character and yet is functional. Love that the corkboard is actually "built in". You work wonders!

Jessica said...

Your entryway looks AMAZING! I love everything about it! Great job on the cork board and I am in love with your baskets with the adorable tags...I must make those! :D

Jade Creative said...

Very well done. Applause, Applause.
Have a wonderful day!
darlene :)

kirstin & jordan said...

LOVE this... what a transformation. :)
We have a friday fun find party (that's still going)- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up!

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Shaunna said...

Great project...hoping to do one of these soon! Found you through shabby nest frugal friday. Glad I did...thanks for the inspiration!

jerriann said...

Hi, I'm from Beneath My Heart link party. Your entry way IS beautiful. Great job. I would have never thought to do it that way but it makes total sense. Thanks for showing the how to's.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Very nice! I love it! Hopping over from Traci's party!

Katie said...

Love it just love it!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Looks wonderful... perfect filler for that space!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks great! We all need bulletin boards!

Miss Obara said...

What a great project! I love how it turned out...and yet so simple to do!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That turned out great! I love it. Thanks for linking up to my party! :)
Blessings,
Traci

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