Recently I moved to a great studio with little furniture, and even less for wall decoration. I had to break out the craftiness so to avoid the embarrassment of being an almost 30-year bachelor with nothing.
Everyone is into this DIY trend. I’m can be crafty, but I am not handy at all, so I had to pick projects to get my place going that required thought and little action. I figured the safest bet would be to go with the cliche “cork board inspiration wall,” with a Left Coast Fashion twist.
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- 12”x12” Cork Tiles from Lowe’s. You can also get cheap round ones from Ikea.
- Wooden Frames from Ikea – These are so cheap that they’re not listed on the website. I think they were 3 for $2.
- Brads – I also purchased the Ikea mounting kit that came with brads, but you can use any that you like.
This is a pretty self explanatory DIY.
First, mount the wall tiles in whatever arrangement strikes your fancy. The tiles come in a four-pack, but I wanted to use one in the kitchen.
FYI, What I didn’t do is read the product review on these tiles first. If I had I would have known that the adhesive that comes with the squares is worthless. Buy your own mounting squares or like I did, use brads.
Second, frame your photos.
Third, mount the photos inside the cork tiles squares. At first I used the leftover adhesive squares that came with the cork tiles, but that just sent my photos crashing to the floor in the middle of the night. A better solution was that I used two brads to create a ledge in the center of each square. That way I can change out the photos later if I like.
This was a super easy way to create a visually interesting place for my inspiration boards.
I hope you like the results and it inspires some craftiness of your own!
For more cute (and certainly more lady friendly) Later this month I plan to do some collaborative DIY with DIY queen, Love & Rosen. Check her out!