Monday, 12 January 2009

Quick fix: wallpapered cork board

You need to realise that I am not a person who makes things. Ever. I like to cook, but I'm not one of those people who sits in front of the tv with their knitting, surfs the Martha Stewart website, or who handmakes Christmas presents. I do aspire to these things, but my mind is consumed with tidying and decluttering, and until that's finished (which has been an ongoing project for nearly 33 years) I don't think I am going to turn into a big crafter.

What I'm saying is that this simple project may be totally unimpressive to most of you, but I am rather pleased with myself, especially as it took about five minutes to do.

Take one cork board, bought for 50p at Woolworth's closing-down sale.

One wallpaper sample, a few laughs at 30 Rock, and a staple gun later, and I have a new noticeboard.


By the way, one of the photos on my new noticeboard is of a tree with a sign on it, with the following poem:

Tree

In your attempt to shelter me
Don't keep me from the light.

I had forgotten about it until I was looking for something to pin on my noticeboard, so it was an added bonus to rediscover it, as I think it makes my top 10 poems. So, sometimes even a small project can be the catalyst for something more.

10 comments:

Kotori said...

The corkboard turned out wonderfully... and what an extra bonus to find the picture and poem!

Tina said...

it looks so gorgeous! love the pattern of the fabric, and a beautiful poem too? what a treat!

summer said...

what a fabulous idea!
I am not crafty or creative at all, so even this would probably be a challenge for me- but I'm so willing to try it anyway!

Lynne said...

Summer - you can't go wrong - it's just like wrapping a present, you just staple, or even tape, the paper at the back. EASY.

Annabelle said...

Wow! great project, love it! Have never seen that fabric before, so unique... great idea.

Char said...

great results and I love the poem

You are my fave... said...

I always have the intentions of creating something but end up just collecting the ideas and never doing something about them. This looks great.

Anonymous said...

Lynne - you did well girlfriend! Is this in anticipation of the party ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh thats our 'Swallows' wallpaper! looks great as a section. Cool
keith@absolutezerodegrees.com

Claire said...

What a fun project! I love the poem =)