I was invited to a friend’s housewarming gathering and I wanted to bring her something nice to place in her new home, yet practical enough so that it doesn’t get in the way.
Had in mind a board of some sort, perhaps with a simple painting or a nice quote. Something personal that makes a home feel more like, well, home.
This was what the hostess received from me – a cute cork board painted with her initial, which she could use as a mini noticeboard! It is easy to make and I’m happy with the way it turned out. Totally rocking the shabby chic look 🙂
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Polka-Dot Painted Cork Board with Initials
Estimated time required: 1 hour
- Cork Board (bought mine from Daiso for $2)
- Paper stencil of a letter or shape of your choice (I cut out the letter ‘a’ from scrap paper)
- Blue Tack
- Acrylic paint in white
- Makeup sponge
- Strip of scrap paper
- Single hole punch
- Versacraft Ink Pad in Mint Green
Adding the white primer allows the mint green to pop! Also, noticed that the paint was kinda sheer, and some parts of the cork board were peeping through? This helps to hide pin holes on your cork board!
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