Grace
Grace
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  • Lexington, KY

Gorgeous Cork Board to Cover an Eye Sore

$10
3 Hours
Easy

I have been wanting to cover this eye sore which is the landing place from the stairs in my house. There used to be a land line phone.
ugh..too lazy and too busy to repair the wall
ugh..too lazy and too busy to repair the wall
I have had all these stuff at home just collecting dust, esp that picture frame. See the detail next. How gorgeous it is. I had it in my possession for like 10 years if not longer.
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Beautiful details..
Beautiful details..
Firstly, I am a musician, specifically a violinist and a violin teacher and I always try to pay homage to the fact that I am a musician when I work on a project, and I get easily gravitated toward anything with music and violin. I picked up that wrapping paper with music on it....I think from Marshall's a couple of years ago. I don't drink wine on a regular basis, but my mother in law does a bit and she saved all those corks for me along with another friend of mine.
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I used a piece of foam cord board and used mod podge to paste the wrapping paper. I secured the back with frame backing hardwares. I also cut 2 "discs" from a piece of cork to secure the frame from flopping around.
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I got this basket weaving like pattern idea from Pinterest. I had to cut some short in order for the pattern to work for me. I really like the music wrapping paper showing through and I contemplated whether I should make it full of corks or leave some blank somehow.
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
This is what I decided to do finally... I left a small corner blank. Luckily I had a piece of cork just right to wrap this project up
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Those 2 round ones were actually one cork piece. At first it was just chunky and was different from all the other corks. I was like, "I can't use this!!?" but when I looked at both bottoms, I thought it was so neat, so I cut it in half and became my finishing touch!
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Here is the finished project. My violin makes it look even better, haha. I used some of foam stopper to make it more interesting. I wish I could keep it like this...but it has to cover that eye sore area.
gorgeous cork board to cover an eye sore, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Thank you for stopping by. It has been ages since I posted anything. This nearly cost nothing but I will say it was 10.00 because I am sure I paid something for that frame at a garage sale and if it was more than 2.00, it was unlikely I would have gotten it. The wrapping paper probably was no more than 3.99, and foam cord was about 5.00? but I still have some leftovers and I can certainly use it for something else. :)
It took me more than one hour only because I had to cut some corks with a serrated knife..and then gluing all those corks with hot glue gun.

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  • Joe Jones
    on May 22, 2019

    It’s less time consuming to patch the hole in the wall and costs less than $10 unless you need paint

    • Grace
      on May 22, 2019

      Hello, thank you for your comment. :) At that time I was in need of some project fix and everything that was used in this project was just collecting dust, esp that frame. :)


      This was done many years ago, and ever since then, our walls have been repaired and painted professionally, and the cork frame is still there.. because I just love how it turned out and the cost was very little. :)


  • Patti
    on Jun 2, 2019

    How adorable and yet simple enough for me, as I don’t consider myself to be very crafty. I will just change the music theme to something that matches my kitchen ..I have almost all the materials. So cute! Thank you ! Awesome idea !

    • Grace
      on Jun 2, 2019

      Oh thank you so much for the kind words! I don't consider myself "crafty", but when I have a vision or an idea, I can't rest until I finish it. I collect things only because I am just randomly attracted to them and then one day voila! I have to get it going and finish! I would love to see your project when it's done! ❤️

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