Wednesday, February 23, 2011

French Corkboard

I am sitting here peering out my window, anxiously awaiting the snow we've been promised here in the Williamette Valley.  I live about 40 miles south of Portland, Oregon where we usually only get snow maybe once or twice a year and it's not often more than a dusting.  But the weathermen are saying we'll get hit this afternoon into Friday with 3-4 inches or more.  Being a California native who didn't grow up with snow, I am like a little kid when it's in the forecast!  Let it snow!

While waiting for my snow this morning I made this sweet little corkboard.  I found a really pretty oval frame a few weeks back in a thrift store.  Unfortunately the back and frame were molded together so it kind of limits the uses but for $1.00 I couldn't pass it up.  Of course it was gold and it got the Heirloom White treament as soon as I got it home.


I had the cork tile in an old computer armoire.  When I took it down the corners tore off but it was perfect for cutting down for my frame.


All I had to do was trim it down and press it into the frame, didn't even need glue since it was a snug fit.  I added a couple of fluer de lis tacks and a cute postcard from the Graphics Fairy.  



The whole project took about 10 minutes!  Now I have time to clean my house!  (Can you tell what my priorities are?) 

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17 comments:

  1. Wow ... what a great 10 minute project! Have fun making snow angels!

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  2. Great idea...very creative. I could use one of these.

    Enjoy your snow!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. I love when it snows too! just beautiful when little snowflakes falling from the sky, i love watching it and play with it and I hope it's snowing after you made that lovely french corkboard, i love it and it inspires me to do the same once i found something in thrifty shop here! love the creativity and i'm your newest follower!

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  5. I will have to store that idea into my memory bank! Cute!!!

    Nancy

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  6. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! And now I'm your newest follower!

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  7. It is great when you can make such a cute project in such a short time. I love it!

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  8. Cute idea and I love the French twist!

    Janet

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  9. Great job, quick and easy and oh so cute! Thanks for linking up with VIF, I'd love you to grab the Vintage Inspiration Friday button!
    Hope you're having a great weekend,
    hugs,
    Debra

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  10. Love your blog! Now following!

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  11. I love your oval, Frenchy corkboard! It looks fabulous in heirloom white and I love your little fleur de lis tacks. Tres chic!

    hugs,
    Amanda

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  12. Amazing......
    this is very creative use of crock flooring. Cork tile flooring

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  13. I love this idea! You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/

    Again, you did a fantastic job!! :-)

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