DIY Brushstroke Gold Cork Board

INSIDE : Learn how to create a gorgeous DIY Brushstroke Gold Cork Board to stay organized. No matter if you have a small or large bulletin board, they can look pretty and be functional.

DIY Brushstroke Gold Cork Board

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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.

Looking for fun bulletin board accessories? Check these out.

What supplies do I need to make a Brushstroke Cork Board?

Acrylic Paints
Gold Leaf Paint
Paint Brushes
Paint Tray
OLD Framed Cork Bulletin Board

Also now available – Paint Palette No. 1 Photography Print of my paint palette pictured below!!

Brushstroke Cork Board supplies

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!!

I have used this Gold Leaf paint on numerous projects and I just love it.  It paints on so easily and really has the perfect gold foil shimmer.  (I also have it in Copper and equally love it.)  

How do I make a Brushstroke Cork Board?

No matter if you have a small or large bulletin 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.

Brushstroke Cork Board steps

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.

Brushstroke Push Pin Board

I also painted a few pushpins because… why not.

DIY Cork Board

Such a fun and quick little upcycle project. Gold Foil is just the best.

Pink Brushstroke Cork Board

And if you thinking being organized and making it pretty are as important as I do, then you will probably want to check out some of these, too!

Pretty Organization


  1. I need a new message board and thank you for a lovely idea. Don’t know if I can get the gold leaf paint here but shall do my best with what I have got. Again thank you.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      You can order it online, just an idea! But it would be lovely with regular paint on the cork, too. 😉

  2. What a fun notice board! I painted the back of my corkboard gold too and just love how it looks 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with us at The DIY Collective!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ah, how fun Erica! I’m going to go over and find yours!

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