My son's, ages 14 and 7, share a room.
I'm in the process of giving their room a makeover.
One of my older son's requests was to have a desk.
So along with the desk, he needed a message board for all of his stuff.
I could have just purchased a cork board and called it good.
But I decided to redo and old cabinet door.
I had this cabinet door in my stash, given to me by a friend.
The interior panels were held on with mirror clips.
So I took them off and took off the panels.
Then I gave the frame a coat of light gray paint. (It was a custom color from Lowes)
I left the bottom panel unpainted since I knew I was going to cover it with cork.
For the cork section, I purchased a roll of cork.
The only problem is that that cork is very thin.
So I cut down a piece of foam core (poster board with Styrofoam inside)
to the size of the backing and glued it in with tacky glue.
Then I cut the cork piece to size and glued it to the foam core with the tacky glue as well.
It worked perfectly.
I painted the top section black.
I used letter stickers for my son's name and added a little paper pennant banner.
I hot glued some black clothespins directly to the panel.
Now he can hang heavier items.
For the cork section, I hot glued a push pin to the back of another black clothes pin.
I also made pins by hot gluing push pins to the back of decorated wooden disks,
similar to these wooden magnets.
My son is really excited to have a place to hang things that are important to him.
I will be back with a few more projects from my sons' room makeover!
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