I’ve had this project in the works for months. Even before I decided I wanted to completely make-over my desk, I knew I wanted to cover my corkboard in fabric. I thought it would add some much-needed color and visual interest to my work space. And when you have white apartment walls, you want to do whatever you can to add color in every place possible.
This project was incredibly easy. It only took about half an hour to get the entire thing done.
All you need is…
- 1/2 yard of fabric (or more depending on how big your corkboard is)
- 24 count box of decorative nails (I bought 4 boxes but only needed 3)
- Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive
- Staple Gun and Staples
I have to say that I was most excited to use my new staple gun. I felt like a legit blogger when buying it at Lowes. The employee who helped me asked if I was a blogger the second I asked where to find a staple gun. Apparently he works with us blog d-i-yers on a fairly regular basis! haha!
So, here is how I made my corkboard…
First, lay the fabric right side down and spray all over with your spray adhesive. I over sprayed, but that wasn’t a problem because once the glue dried you couldn’t see it anymore. (I didn’t get a picture of this step!)
Lay your corkboard facing down on the fabric, and fold the fabric onto the back. Fold the edges like you’re wrapping a present, it’ll give it a nice clean look. I didn’t worry about cutting the edges of the fabric to make them nice and pretty because I was just going to fold them behind the board and staple them to the back.
Use your staple gun and secure the fabric to the back of the board.
I didn’t get a picture of this step, but once the fabric was securely on the board I turned it over and began placing the decorative nails on it. I laid the corkboard on top of my fabric cutting matt and used the ruler as a guide to place the nails one inch apart from each other.
Then, I hung it on the wall!
I’m very happy with how it looks by itself, I’m just not sure if it goes with the rest of the desk decor. My husband says it does, but I need other crafters opinions! I love Chris, but I know that sometimes he doesn’t want to hurt my feelings (especially if I’m excited about something) so he sugar coats his opinion a bit. Please don’t do that! I need your complete and honest opinion!
Have you ever been excited about a project and then when it’s done find out that it’s not exactly how you envisioned it to look in the space?