Thursday, August 16, 2012
My diy bulletin boards
I long ago made the bear bulletin board, because our kitchen made echoes when you clapped. Sounds bounced from glossy cabinet to painted floor to hard plaster walls and made you feel like you were in a concrete hallway. One usually uses fabric, rugs or bookshelves to absorb sound, but in a kitchen? Ick. Cork was the answer.
As you can see, I haven't actually pinned up much on it—because August reaches out and pulls everything off. So all we have is our list of resolutions from New Year's, which is handy. We still do quite a lot of them! But we have yet to take August to the Bronx Zoo, and we realized he is not ready for car-camping. Sigh.
The house-shaped corkboard was inspired by this one by Ferm Living:
I don't have any diy instructions, but it's easy—stick the cork-lining to a piece of foamcore, trace a shape you like on the back of the foamcore (don't forget to mirror it), then cut out with an exacto blade. if you want clean edges just angle your blade inwards and you will get a nice sharp look to your edges. That's it!
Photo of bottom corkboard courtesy Ferm Living