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You must have been reading my mind as I've saw a long and narrow bullentin board on one organizing or decorating website recently and it's perfect for putting paint and fabric samples as well as magazine pictures of a room that you would like to copy and I didn't know how to make one of my own. Perfect for those home projects. Now to find the size picture frame I want and follow your instructions. I'll be looking for some more of your great ideas.

That is beautiful. I'm going to make one for a friend for her Halloween birthday. She had given me some vintage garters with the snaps that I want to hang on there and I want a spot for a photograph. I'm thinking about attaching some ribbons to the bottom of the frame (back) with clothes pins at the end of the ribbons. I found some c. pins on ETSY with french markings on them. Your instructions were great and I finally feel like I'm ready to start. Thanks!!

I made a similar bulletin board and used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to attach the cork to the backing. Worked great.

I am totally doing this! Love the "Don't Do This" photo too! =) Made me smile!

You're bulletin board looks gorgeous, very creative. Re-purposing a picture frame is a great idea.

Great tips, thanks for sharing.

How do you think pearlized glaze would look/work instead of the sealer? I just painted a frame a hot pink color, and it is a *little* brighter than I thought it would be. Maybe a pearly finish would tone it down? How would that look on hot pink though? Any thoughts?

Picture framing is an art in and of itself and Picture Frame is a great way to showcase your favorite photo. Picture frames are very versatile that come in a variety of styles. Above Frames are looking beautiful.

These instructions were great! I just created a board of my own and am so happy with it. Thanks so much. I especially loved the 3M heavy duty mounting strip idea. Save me a ton of mess and did not have to deal with any messy glue.

Beautiful work!! This kind of project is a really big deal here in SE Idaho right now. Lots of work going into selling you the bits you need at craft stores at jacked up prices.

Your tutorial is really a great idea. But instead of ironing the label to twill tape I just cut them apart and iron them to my sewing project, saves time and sewing and it still looks the same.

I make something similar but with old windows. I have found the best thing to use to glue the cork on to something is rubber cement. Yours turned out very nice!

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide directions. I've been wanting to do this but wasn't sure how to attach the corkboard. You saved me the step of gluing and re-doing! Hope mine turns out as lovely as yours!

Hi. I have a question about the thickness of the cork board. Is it an 1/8" thickness? If so, how well does it work with the push pins that are just a little over a 1/4"? Are there pins that are shorter? We are doing a project on a clipboard, and unless I stick cardboard behind it, I don't think 1/8 will work. And of course my hardware store does not have 1/4 in a roll, but rather the tiles. Thanks for any input!!

Hi there! Loved your tutorial and was inspired to make my own cork/bulletin board based on it. Pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/owntwohands/4154597850/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/owntwohands/4154597708/ if you're curious.

Thank you!

This is a fabulous idea! Thanks for the tutorial. I couldn't resist adding it to our link luv rounup today. Come take a peek:


I love this! I just need to find a cool frame...

Very cool tutorial, it looks great!

It turned out beautifully! What's even better is the awesome tutorial you gave! Thank you!

Stunning! ;)

Please pick up an award from my site, your blog is lovely and so interesting

All I have to say is FABULOUS!

My sister did a similar thing with an old frame but she went one step further. She pulled a piece of nice white linen over the cork so you don't see this anymore.

Now she has the frame with nice black and white holiday photos hanging in the toilet.

It looks classy!

I love this pretty and practical project and don't you just love Kilz??

fabulous project! thanks so much for sharing ;)

That turned out gorgeous! Corkboards usually look so...blah.

Your "don't do this" photo gave me a chuckle.

Hi Lisa,
Your new home is lovely and as pretty as a picture. It sure looks roomy I bet the kids are having a blast in their new rooms. Isn't always fun to re-create a space that was so perfect for us, I can't wait to see all the wonderful and creative ways you will decorate your home and new crafts you will come up with. Maybe a quilt of memories from your last home.
Have a great day,

Thank You SO much for sharing this awesome project with us all!! I can't wait to re-purpose an old frame into this great bulletin board! great post & great project~:) chris

I love how this turned out. What a fun project.

Great Idea! I just finished cleaning my studio and I was trying to decide how I would add a corkboard. I think I am going to add a chalkboard too.

Thanks again! LT

OMG Lisa. . .How I miss coming here!! I lost all bookmarks due to computer problem! Thanks for the love on my blog and this awesome project, I am totally lifting it! :D

Hi there,

I've just discovered your blog site and love what you did with your frame. I'm also liking your work space. I too, am in the process of making a few changes in my space and keep flip-flopping between a pretty bulletin board similar to yours, or a fabric covered memory board....

Please stop by for a visit - it's very nice to meet you!

A lovely project Lisa! You are just full of wonderful and creative ideas!



Green is my favorite color as well! This is really beautiful, as is your office space. Thank you for sharing it!

Wow, that is gorgeous! Penny from Sew Take a Hike just emailed me about your gorgeous blog and this fantastic project. I love it! I'll be linking and I've added you to my Reader. Now, off to explore the rest of your beautiful space!

Oh...you always inspire me with your projects...now my head is buzzing again, I really need something to display my swatches on, it's a great idea. I particularly like the notion of re-inventing existing objects ...that's most rewarding. Lovely post as always,
Susannah x

Ohh - I need to make one of those for my barn. So many times I have to leave notes for someone caring for our animals when we are out of town. That would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

PS - I replaced our barn lights with candelabra lights!

Beautiful! Love it~
Found you (I thiink) on the Inspired Room...beautiful blogsite!

Love it! I'm totally inspired! Hugs!

Wow! That board is beautiful Lisa! Thanks for sharing!

This is such a great idea! I love it!

I am getting ready to "re-do" my office this winter and have been tossing ideas around. This will be a great accent and useful too! I think I have the perfect frame myself!

Thanks for the step-by-step directions!

you have the best tutorials! Great job. I never thought about putting my decopodge stuff as a sealer. Brilliant.

I love to repurpose. The frame is really cute. I love the bee pins.

You are awesome, I am totally doing this! Love the "Don't Do This" photo too! =) Made me smile!


Lisa, I love this idea! Thank-you so much for the detailed tutorial and the tips. I cannot wait to try this!

Oh I'm so glad I found your site- I love your idea- and thanks for the tip about the glue- I probably would of made the same mistake-
Thanks for a great idea and help!

You are so creative, Lisa! You turned those plain and boring looking bulletin boards into a pleasing piece of art! ;) I love it!

i lost track of the date or i would have been here yesterday. you must have been reading my mind. i love your inspiration board. i am putting one together on a cheap old office max bulletin board but want to find an old frame like yours. great minds think alike. thanks for the information on how to get the cork in there. you are great lisa - thanks.

your space and bulletin board look great!

what a beautiful bulletin board with that frame. Can't wait to see your chair. Just love your ideas so creative.

Great idea! Your new craft room is really coming along. I love the "Shabby Chicness." (My favorite design style.) I will be making one of these very soon.

I love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

I LOVE IT! What a superb idea using the frame!!!!

This is great. What a creative way to repurpose an old picture frame. Thank you for the instructions, I have to try this project.

Gorgeous! TFS!!

This is so lovely. I wish I could have one now!! I have made some using pre-cut cork in 12x12, covering with fabric, and framing it in scrapbook 12x12 frames. I like your idea much better - so pretty!

I love the idea of " reuse " things, I usually do when I can, so I liked to find you did it too. Great work!
Thanks for your lovely comments in my blog.

I love this project. I've been wanting to get a really large frame and put all my pictures, quotes in. This is just what I needed to see. A must do for 2009.

What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing! I love your studio, it looks so clean and organized. Beautiful!

oh i love it! what a much better use of that frame. good idea that i will likely use--i am trying to use old things to for new projects.

Very very pretty!!!!!

Love it! You could also make a chalk board out of it...just using card board and chalk board paint!! Thank you for all your creative ideas...can't wait to see the chair when it is all done and your studio, you will share won't you?

Have a blessed day!

Your new space is looking great already! I really like the bulletin board idea - a good use for one of the old picture frames I've accumulated. Hope you're settling in to that new house!

Oh! So pretty! I wonder if I can lay my hands on one of my DH hideous paintings (but with pretty frames) that I have stashed away in a dark corner... But, I want to use them as a frame for a mirror. Never thought of painting them though...

Beautiful. When I moved from my sewing loft to my sewing room I wanted a beautiful framed idea board over my cutting table. Off to hobby lobby to find a deeply discounted imperfect oranate frame. Score. My husband cleaned it up and spray painted it a beautiful muted silvery color and instead of cork we used foam core (like insulation foam) and covered it with a pretty robin's egg blue fleece. I need to find some pretty pins! Another fantastic idea from your very creative self.

This is an awesome idea!! I was just thinking about this yesterday...how to do it! Then I turn on the computer and you have spelled it out for me...now that is too cool!! Thank you so much! Yours is beautiful! I just received my copy of Where Women Create (via Amazon.com) and I am so ready to make my own home office wonderful. Thank you for your wonderful ideas!

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