So how about making my own bulletin board? Doesn't sound that hard, so let's give it a whirl!
(Make sure to hydrate up!)
Now, let's discuss the issue of cork. We went round and round about how to get the cork attached to the massive 40" x 58" piece of plywood we bought, but when it came to actually purchasing the material, we found ourselves a bit lost. The sheets of cork that we thought we'd roll on to the plywood were too thin, and the square and thicker pieces were too bulky. It started to add up, when we calculated how many cork squares we'd need to cover the whole piece of wood. As we were walking out of Michael's, Spencer found some ready-made bulletin boards. Just plain ones with a simple wood frame. They were cheaper then the rolls of cork, but I wasn't sure how we'd get the frames off. We bought both just in case, but once we got home, my handy husband pried (pry? pried? fried? pie?) the frames off with a hammer, no problem.
We then placed the cork boards over the plywood, and made any adjustments to the sizing with an exacto knife. Once that was done, they fit together like a puzzle and all we needed to do was glue them on!
This is what was going on outside while we were working! Look at all those people! Summer is in full swing, I guess.
That's a lot of people!
Once the glue was down and the pieces on top, we had to clamp it. Now, I'm sure you've realized that we are not working in a construction shop (is that what they're called?) or a fancy garage. No, we are in our living room. So we had to find whatever we could to work the clamping magic.
What do you spy?
We decided to leave it over night, and while that was setting, I went off in search of some fabric. Enter the stage, oh glorious chevron!
Iron out that bad boy. And prepare to staple!
Done! Badabing, badaboom. I love it, and am definitely playing around with what's pinned. It's been so long since I've had an inspiration board, and never have I had one of this size! It really ties my desk/psuedo-studio space together.
-1 4'10" x 3'4" quarter-inch plywood. Any light-weight, sturdy plywood will work.
-3 plain 24" x 36" cork sheets, cut to size of plywood.
-5'4" x 3'10" chevron fabric
-Picture/frame wall hanging pack.