corkboard project

ac and i live right above our neighborhood hardware store. i never thought i’d get so into a shop like that but i find myself in there at least twice a week looking for odds and ends. for the past few weeks as i waited in the check out line i would look at these dark cork tiles in the sale bin and think “those are cool”. until last night i couldn’t think of any way to use them (i don’t have an office and there’s not really a clear “work” area in the house). but then it hit me- i always clip random recipe and food articles so why not use it in the kitchen. the whole room is still white (a comprise because i couldn’t decide on a color yet) so i thought it would be a great way to organize my clips and bring some color into the room.

so, for about $24 i scooped up two packs of dark cork tiles and used the included sticky-squares to place them on the wall [bigger pictures right here]. ac liked it so much he suggested we do the whole wall (or at least more space) in the tiles. i’m going to live with this for a few days and see how it feels but if you’re looking for a way to bring some color (and function) to a small space, these cork tiles are a great (and super affordable) way to do that. you can pick up the same tiles right here and here ($12.19 for a pack of 4 squares) or find a similar cork product at your local hardware or craft store. [you can also grab a roll of lighter-colored cork material right here]


  1. VIVIAN says:

    I JUST GOT THE TILES AND PLACED THEM IN A HALL LEADING TO THE BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS AND DISPLAYED PICTURES OF MY DAUGTHERS. I HAVE SO MANY 8 X 10 PICTURES AND I WILL NEED A LOT OF FRAMES SO I THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA. ALSO YOU CAN PIN OBJECTS OR SOUVENIRS THAT ARE RELATED TO THE PHOTOS.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Nancy, if you are still looking for these tiles I ordered them from Ace Hardware – they deliver to Canada and I just got mine (took about 2 weeks) and they were on sale! Hope this helps!

  3. Anna says:

    i have bought he cork roll to make a board with frame but am also worried its too thin. do you think if i double it up it will hold the tacks?

    1. grace says:

      anna

      the key is to use shallow tacks- i use the flat head kind that are smaller- they work just find. you can double up the cork if you like, but you’ll need to glue it to keep it from separating.

      g

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