After losing an important piece of paper for the umpteenth time, I thought it was time to finally make a pinboard for my study. This project was easier than easy considering how good the result looked.
Here’s my inspiration…
- Cork board. I couldn’t find one the size & price I wanted so I bought a sheet of Corflute instead. A hollowed fluted plastic board made from Polypropylene – easy to use, very durable, and cheap. I bought my 1200 x 900 x 3mm sheet for $8.90.
- Fabric. I had some fabric lying around for a upholstered head board that’s been on the back burner for a while. I bought it in hast and never really thought it was right for my bedroom but it works perfectly in the study and the colours I’ve used in there. Sometimes my hording tendencies pay off!
- Adhesive spray.
- Spray adhesive all over board. Allow to stand for a few minutes.
- Wrap fabric around board.
- Attach picture hanging fixtures if necessary.
Nail head trim:
I love nail head details on furniture, so I thought I would add a nail head detail for a sophisticated look. And it was actually pretty easy.
I drew a chalk line on the upholstered pin board to mark out where I wanted the nail head trim and then using an upholstery hammer I nailed along the outline.
My nails were longer than the board was thick so I made sure I did the nailing on a few layers of cardboard so as not to damage my wood floors. I could have done this in the garage with no hassle, but it was cold.
Cold + Physical work = Low motivation to move.