Here it is in it's initial state. I had painted the trim blue a few years ago but the dark brown chunky cork just wasn't helping it out any in the style department.
So I thought it might be fun to cover the cork in some blue scrapbooking paper and paint the frame a light green color to match the other decor in the living room.
Once again I prepared for painting by first taping off the edges and then painting on a coat of primer:
Then I applied a couple layers of the green paint and attached the scrapbooking paper with some double-sided tape:
I liked the color combination but when I put it up on the wall it just faded into the background, it didn't add the pop of color I was hoping for :o(
So after being a little grumpy I got back to work and tried again. This time I used left-over paint from the blue dresser in the living room and fabric remnants from covering the lampshade for the bedroom mentioned a few posts ago. I also added a few hooks along the bottom of the frame that I had picked up the other day. For the hooks I pre-drilled guide holes making the screwing in of the hooks a lot easier.
Then I cut the fabric to size and pinned it to the corners of the cork board and here you go, our new message board. I am MUCH happier with the results this time around :o) And we have hooks to hang our keys so no more fishing through my purse every morning.
Now this message board will be a permanent and appreciated addition to the space..........no more "place holder" designation for this cork board!