Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cabinet Door Corkboard

I have seen lots of different cork boards around, and decided I needed to make one.

I have fraternal twin sons that had a school family history project that they needed to do some research for, so we decided to trace back twins in the family.  Both my parents are twins.  My mother is an identical twin and my father has a fraternal twin brother.  We found out that there are quite a few sets of twins on my mothers side going back several generations!  My mom was nice enough to give me a copy of a few of the sets of twins.  It was a fun project.  The corkboard made a perfect way to display the pictures!

What you will need:
Cabinet Door
Faux Glaze
Wood Glue
Wood Applique
Chalkboard MDF

First glue the wood applique on the cabinet door.

I usually paint on a layer of acrylic paint before I use spray paint.  If I don't, I usually end up using a lot more spray paint.

Next, coat the frame with spray paint.

After the paint has dried, lightly sand the frame to rough it up a bit.

I like to use a faux glaze that I have tinted with some brown acrylic paint.  I usually apply it to the areas I have sanded and a bit here and there  - I wipe it off rather quickly with a rag so it doesn't give it a smeared look.  If you want more of an antiqued look you could use the tinted faux glaze all over the frame.

I decided that I wanted to paint the cork a gray color to go with some other decor in the house

My great hubby was nice enough to use his air nailer and nail the cork and backing in to the cabinet door frame!

What do you have on your cork board?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Very cute idea!

    Jonna @ Lovely Rubbish

  2. Wow that is amazing how much is in your family, great way to celebrate that!

  3. Hi, Brenda! I found you at Sugar Bee Crafts and your cabinet door corkboard caught my eye! It's lovely and such a great use for repurposing a cabinet door. Thanks also for the tip to use acrylic paint before spray painting - am going to try that. Have a great week!

  4. This is a great way to preserve the family tree and memories. Visiting from Tue uses Tuesday!

  5. So cool! Love the tutorial! Found you from Work it Wednesday linky party!

  6. I love this project - your distressing technique is great. Never thought of painting before I spray paint but it's a great tip. Thanks for sharing with Share It One More Time. Cathy

  7. Wonderful idea, my friend! My dad has a bunch of cabinet doors....I think I will need to ask for one so that I can make a fabulous corkboard :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

  8. Loving this! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Fun that you have so many twins in your family. The cork board turned out so nice! I'm sure he'll get an A! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Hello Pretty Lady, you are so creative! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home