INSIDE : Learn how to create a gorgeous DIY Brushstroke Gold Cork Board to stay organized and do it while looking pretty.
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Being organized is something I love and value. It helps me keep a clear mind, it allows me to stay on task without worrying that I’m forgetting something and when I can do all that AND make it pretty… it’s icing on the organized cake!
Today I am glad that I’m a collector of things and that I kept this old cork board around because it got a makeover! Check out how I created this cheerful DIY Brushstroke Gold Cork Board.
What supplies do I need to make a Brushstroke Cork Board?
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Recently, my friend Marlene, from Idle Hands Awake, revealed her gorgeous workspace and my mouth DROPPED when I saw her Copper Magnetic board.
It made me start thinking… and I decided to give PAINTING a cork board with Gold Foil paint a try. I’m sure after tons of use it will crack off but I poked pushpins in and out and it looks like it’s there to stay for a good long while. Cool!!
How do I make a Brushstroke Cork Board?
The first step was to paint the gold leafing onto the cork board. I gave the entire board one coat and then after it dried, did a few touch up areas.
Next, I painted the frame a bright coral pink color. Then it was brushstroke time!
Using a Barbie Pink and a soft pink paint, I added layers of brushstrokes to the frame. There really is no technique or pattern, just have fun with it.
After it was dry, up on the wall it went! You can see a little more detail of how the gold foiling cork portion turned out, below.
I also painted a few pushpins because… why not.
Such a fun and quick little upcycle project. Gold Foil is just the best.
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