Why must cork boards be in a boring brown colour? That is the first thought that came to my mind. I wanted one with a black background to bring out the colours of my pinned items, so I scoured the web to see if any shops were selling them. There were none!
Then the next best option was to make one and I found out that the easiest way is to colour it with acrylic paint. So I got myself a cork board from Carousell (this is the best online marketplace in Singapore to get preloved or unused items directly from the owners and somewhat helping them declutter too, win-win!).
Here is the 30cm x 40cm plain coloured board:
These are the materials and tools required:
- acrylic paint
- masking tape
- paint tray or any container
- a damp cloth/ rag
- paintbrush (optional)
- newspaper to cover the work area
Instead of using normal acrylic paint, I got this chalkboard paint (also acrylic) at a super good bargain. As long as it gets the job done, I'm fine. In fact, I could use it again to make chalkboards for my home with the remainder paint.
As a start, we cover the inside edges and frame with masking tape:
Next put on gloves, pour some paint onto the paint tray or in my case a reused yogurt container. Dab paint with a sponge onto the cork board, starting from one corner and continue along the edges, then towards center.
Let it dry before applying the second coat. After that, remove the masking tape and use a damp cloth to wipe paint smudges off the frame.
If there are unpainted edges or corners, use the paintbrush for touch up.
All done! Wait for the paint to dry completely before decorating the board the next day.
Isn't this neat? I'm so excited to display the crochet handicrafts at my first ever pop-up stall on 21st & 22nd December at Bayfront Christmas Market, Gardens by the Bay. Hope to see you there!
As I will be busy preparing for the event in the coming 2 weeks, so here's
wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and may your new year be filled love, peace, joy and all the good stuff.