I’m BAAAK!!! ¬†You may have all been wondering where I have been, as well as I hope missing me ūüôā ¬†Well I am happy to be back in action and sharing a bit of anything & everything once again!

It’s Monthly DIY Challenge time and this month my friends and I are creating something using cork.

9 cork projects

I have always wanted/needed something in our kitchen to keep track of our everyday activities, appointments and whatever else we may need. Not to mention¬†something to help deal with¬†the clutter that has manifested¬†on the side of our fridge. ¬†So to kill¬†mildly injure a bird with one stone, I decided to create a chalk board…. bulletin board…. um… board. In short order this little guy has made my kitchen¬†more sharable, pretty and organized, you know… sharpganized. It’s trademarked ūüôā

Chalkboard Bulletin Board

Corkboard Monthly DIY Challenge

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It all started with this cork board that I found at the thrift store for whopping $1.98! Gotta love bargain shopping, right?!

corkboard 2

All it needed was a little dusting off and some fresh paint.  Since the cork was unable to be removed from the frame, I just used some painters tape and taped around all the edges, then painted the border white.

Chalkboard Bulletin Board step 1

Once the trim was dry, I taped up the trim and painted the cork board with chalkboard paint.  Giving it about 3 coats of paint.

Chalkboard Bulletin Board step 2

When the chalkboard paint is completely dry, rub chalk all over it and rub it off to condition the paint

Chalkboard Bulletin Board step 3

I decided that I will put the month on the top from month to month, but I wanted it to look pretty so I found this little trick that works great!  Just print out your desired image on regular paper then follow the steps below.

halkboard Bulletin Board step 4

To get the image ready to transfer to the chalkboard, simply turn it over and rub chalk on the paper over the image.

chalkboard step 5

Then flip it back around and place the image where you want it then trace the image on to the chalkboard with a sharp pencil.

chalkboard bulletin board step 6

Then use a chalk paint pen to color in your image/letters. ¬†I realized that I used a permanent paint pen after coloring it all in…DOH! ¬†Good thing it is easily fixable. ¬†So make sure to get chalk paint pens so you can easily erase when needed ūüôā

chalkboard bulletin board step 7

Now for the fun part. ¬†Adding a few¬†little knick-knacks, pictures etc… ¬†My favorite part is the mini metal buckets that I added down at the bottom to hold chalk and a little faux plant. ¬†I found the mini metal buckets on Amazon for a set 12 for only $6.84 plus free shipping!
Corkboard Monthly DIY Challenge tins

Corkboard Monthly DIY Challenge

This was such an easy project to put together that can be done in just a few hours, or even 1 hour sans children.  Gotta love quick and easy!  So happy how it turned out!

Now¬†let’s check out the 8 other creations made using cork!




10 thoughts on “Chalkboard Bulletin Board plus 8 other DIY Projects using Cork – Monthly DIY Challenge

  1. Nicole B.

    What a great idea! It’s so functional! I have an old bulletin board sitting in the garage waiting to go to Goodwill… maybe I should give it a little facelift instead!

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