A couple of months ago I found a great deal on picture frames and an even better deal on some cork boards. It seemed to me that they were meant to come together.
I got this great deal on cork board at The Home Depot. The first time I saw them I only picked up 3 sheets of the clearance cork board—but I went back the next day and picked up 10 more sheets. WHAT was I thinking? I’ll be making cork board projects for YEARS!.
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This is one of the frames I got really cheap at Vendors’ Village. I love old frames,and can rarely pass them up—which means I have a stash of all kinds of frames in my garage.
Do you see my sweet little Lulu Mae watching her mama work?
On a day when I was painting a lot of projects black with my Homeright Finish Max I included these two frames in the mix. I used a couple of light coats of my diy chalky paint primer and then a couple light coats of Beluga Satin.
I was having a lot of trouble trying to figure out how I was going to secure the cork board pieces into the frames. I considered glue for a moment, and then I remembered I had these Small round eyelet flat metal type hangers in my stash for awhile. This isn’t their intended purpose, but they worked like a charm! I inserted the small screws and extended the hanging sections over the back of the cork board.
The second frame was shaped a little differently, so I had to bend the metal hangers in order to secure the cork board for this frame. As always I used d-rings for hanging the picture frame cork boards.
I do have a Logan Dual Elite Driver that works well for some projects but there wasn’t any room to drive them in. You can see how I used it in the post artwork frame chalkboard.
I really think that the flat metal eyelet hangers are an inexpensive option to keep on hand, but I do prefer using the Dual Point Driver when it’s an option.
These were quickie projects I did to take to Glendale 2016. Neither of them sold.
They now reside BACK at Vendors’ Village in my booth. I often find it funny how many things I buy here, fix up and then take back. In this picture alone I see the French Provincial Headboard Bench, the glazed sewing cabinet and the glazed chair project hanging on the wall.
I have a lot of frames, and many sheets of cork board. What do you think I should do next? I’ve seen fabric covered corkboards and painted corkboards . . . maybe something of that sort?