The weather is finally getting nice here. And there’s nothing I like more than spraypaint weather! When we moved I knew I would miss San Diego’s sunshine, but what I failed to realize is how much I would also miss being able to whip out a can of spraypaint on a whim. You just can’t spraypaint in your garage when it’s 25° outside.
Spraypaint weather is also crucial for a few projects in Songbird’s room. I picked up this fun oversized corkboard at TJ Maxx for $20. Loved the molding, but the color, not-so-much.
After seeing this tutorial on Honey & Fitz, I decided to do something similar. Joann’s no longer had their gold dot burlap in stock, but they did have it in TEAL… gah! Perfect.
That tutorial keeps the corkboard together, but I wanted a very clean look with no ribbon, so I deconstructed mine.
The corkboard was glued to a sheet of foam core. I used Super77 permanent spray adhesive and sprayed the cork side; then carefully smoothed the burlap over top.
This gloss protective enamel by Rust-Oleum is super durable and shiny.
Spraypainting the frame outside in the sun = me so happy. It’s the little things…
Once dry, I flipped the cork over and used hot glue to tightly wrap and secure the burlap to the back of the foam core and trim it. The burlap added a bit of girth to the cork, but it fit back in snug with some persuading.
Originally the cork was held in with framing staples, which I removed during deconstruction and couldn’t put back in. So my solution was duck tape. And, yes, that is gold duck tape because I ran out of the regular stuff.
One last trick that my mom taught me, is to cut circle furniture pads in half and stick them on the bottom two corners of any frame. This keeps it from scuffing the wall.
I especially like how the dots are metallic and shift with the light.
One project closer to completing Songbird’s room. Hooray for spraypaint weather!!!