How to Transform Cork Boards to Fit ANY Decor

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I’ve got one last little project to share with you for my office makeover.  I’m so excited to be finished, and can’t wait to show you the final product!!

Last week, while I was at Target, I stumbled across these cork board squares.  I nearly jumped for joy when I found them and saw that they were only $7.99 for a 4 pack.  I’ve been on the lookout for something functional I could put over my desk, so I quickly snatched these babies up.

The only issue is that I hate the way plain cork boards look.  They are so boring as is!  So I brainstormed for how I could transform them.  Of course, there is the ever popular method of painting them, but I didn’t want to paint all 4.  Then I remembered all of that leftover wall paper from Graham & Brown, Inc. I had from when I transformed my bookcase earlier in the year.  It was perfect!  Of course if you don’t have wall paper you could use fabric as well.

How to Transform Cork Boards to fit ANY Decor

How to transform cork boards to fit any decor


Cork boards

Wall paper or fabric


Hot glue gun


Paint brush

First I tackled the 2 boards I planned on covering in wall paper.  This was really easy to do!  I sat the cork board on the back of the wall paper and cut around it leaving 2″ to fold over and glue down.  You would do the same thing if using fabric.

How to Transform Cork Boards to fit ANY Decor

For the other two, I painted on two coats of coral paint I used in my mail box earlier in the year.  It’s the perfect contrast to the silver, gold, and white wall paper!

Once those were dry, I just used Command picture hanging strips to mount them above my desk.  Since the cork boards are so light, and won’t be used to hang anything too heavy, these picture hanging strips worked perfectly!

How to Transform Cork Boards to fit ANY Decor

Next I had to embellish the boards a little bit with push pins and clips.

How to Transform Cork Boards to fit ANY Decor

The white flower push pins, and coral flower clothespins I found at Michael’s.  The gold clothespins I found in Target’s Dollar Spot (love that section!).  The other coral flower push pins I made by hot gluing a paper flower to a regular push pin(see below).

How to Transform Cork Boards to fit ANY Decor

Overall I really like how they turned out.  It’s an easy way to transform plain old cork boards to fit in with any decor–functional art I like to call it.

How to Transform Cork Boards to fit ANY Decor

Stay tuned for my final Office Reveal, and be sure to check out some of my other office projects below!

new sew curtains

No Sew Curtains

lamp closeup

Office Lamp Makeover

DIY coasters6

DIY Coasters


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  2. Can’t wait to see your office reveal. I remember seeing your office inspiration board and would love to see how it all turned out.

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