Dress Those Walls: Thumb Tack Cork Board Update


Thanks for joining me again for Day Two of my Dress Those Walls Series. If you missed yesterday’s post, be sure to take a look. 


Dress Those Walls – Day One: Moroccan Inspired Painting

On to today’s project:

There was this horrible eyesore in my kitchen.

Every time I walked into the room, my eye was drawn to the clutter and the overwhelming cork board. It was like a black hole. Only tan…


I remembered that I had one sole, abandoned curtain that would work to recover the board and a box full of thumbtacks. And an idea was born.

Sole curtain in all it's wrinkly glory

Sole curtain in all it’s wrinkly glory

At the time, I didn’t realize that the color of the fabric was the exact same shade of beige as the wall, but I still am pretty happy with the way that the cork board turned out.


I’m really all about using what I have on hand. Because as I mentioned before, trying to take my three girls to the craft store is really just me asking for an ulcer.


This was a curtain that we had for a very specific kitchen window in our house from three years ago when we lived in Philadelphia. I think recovering the board  was a pretty good use of this wasted fabric. And the thumb tacks were a great little decorative addition.


I snipped the curtain to fit, painstakingly pinned over 300 thumbtacks into place and then glued down the remaining fabric to the back of the cork board.

It also helped that I cleaned up the clutter on the board.

board makeover5

This wall is pretty massive in it’s bareness so I do have some plans for something to hang over the cork board. But for now, at least my eyes are a little more at ease when I see this wall.

Board Collage

Have you transformed anything lately? What walls are you dressing up in your home?

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11 thoughts on “Dress Those Walls: Thumb Tack Cork Board Update

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  5. Very Cute! I really love what you did with the cork board…cannot tell you how many curtain panels I have lying around from old places that dont fit the new place.

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