This is quick and relatively simple DIY for your Monday morning. I have two large museum style frames that a friend gave to me when she was moving with the hopes that I could find an interesting application for them. The results are in: A linen wrapped cork board.
For this project, you will need:
1). Museum style frame
2). Insulation board (less pricey than homasote with the same texture and thickness) I asked my local lumber store to precut mine with their table saw. I brought the measurements ahead with me.
3). Linen or fabric
4). Plenty of staples and staple gun
I wrapped the linen in a similar way that I would prepare a canvas, pulling all sides taut and stapling each side in a circular rotation. This is to ensure that no edges up to loose or to tight in the end and the fabric doesn’t look overly pulled to one side. The whole thing took about 1.5 hrs.
Lastly, I attached a wire to the back using a home hardware kit and it is ready to hang!
I will be offering it’s red and gold fraternal twin in my shop later this week!
Although I am tempted to do a chalk board in the other one, I think I will just stick with the look of the soft linen. Now, onto collect images for my new board! I’ll show you pics next week, plus I have garden inspired before and after in the studio later this week.
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