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How do you know you are a home blogger?  You spend more time on a weekend after you just moved in on projects you couldn't get out of your head rather than unpacking boxes!

I was walking through Hobby Lobby the other day and spied a really cute cork board.  Actually I saw a couple - they were all screen printed with these really adorable patterns.  And it got me thinking that I could probably pull something off for a lot less since I picked up this cute frame on sale there a couple weeks ago for $5.  Here it is all touched up and gorgeous!

So I grabbed a piece of foam board on sale for a $1.99 and then used some cork from a roll that I had from another project.

I then cut to size and glued together with a hot glue gun. Finally - I took a stencil and sponge brush and dabbed some paint on. (Note - you may want to clean your stencil in between applications so you don't end up with smudges!)

Voila - finished project!

$5.99 for the frame and $1.99 for the foam board.  Now if I could only find the box with the picture hanging stuff in it!  Oh well - I will hang it another day!  Have you ever customized a cork board?


Linking this to the following parties! 

14 frugal friends said ...

One Cheap B*tch said... @ March 23, 2010 at 7:37 AM

Coming over from Reinvented. I love what you did here! I am totally going to try this too - thanks for sharing! New follower!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said... @ March 23, 2010 at 8:10 AM

What a seriously cool idea! I absolutely love how this turned out!

My So Called Creative Life... said... @ March 23, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Yes I have! Check out mine! http://wendyssocalledcreativelife.blogspot.com/2010/03/dollar-store-frames-redo.html

I love the paint on yours though!

Suzanne said... @ March 23, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Visiting from Reinvented. I love this simple idea. Your stenciling makes all the difference!
- Suzanne
Just Another Hang Up

Jessi said... @ March 23, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Very nice! I'll have to remember this...I have a roll of that cork in my garage just waiting to be used.

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said... @ March 23, 2010 at 10:39 AM

I'm pretty sure I saw those same cork boards at HobLob and thought the same thing :) And weren't they selling for like $40? I did what you did and went home and made my own. Yours turned out beautiful! I love the motif you chose.

niartist said... @ March 23, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Isn't this creative!?!? I love this!!! It would be perfect for my office ... thanks for inspiring me! I'm about 1/2 way finished with my bathroom remodel, and I hope you can stop by and see the progress. :) Take care! Artie

Emilia Osorio said... @ March 23, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Great idea!!!! Love it!!!
Emilia
Fun Playroom

Susan S. said... @ March 23, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Very cleaver and I love the stencils on the cork....makes the whole thing!!!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said... @ March 24, 2010 at 11:06 AM

I have not done one ...yet...I have one waiting in my closet for a treatment like this!

pamela said... @ March 24, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I always like seeing when somebody has the vision to take something to the next level. You have it.
Thanks for sharing.
Pam

M.O.T.B said... @ March 24, 2010 at 2:49 PM

I like this. Very cool!

The Little Red Shop said... @ March 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Very nice!

: )

Julie M.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said... @ March 26, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Love it! I made a Ballard Designs copycat corkboard a few months ago... I love it.. I keep my idea on it. Thanks for sharing it at the POPP.

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