striped bulletin boards

My boys have cork bulletin boards in their room to hang their art and other treasures.  They were just plain and super boring- which is no bueno.  So I gave them a makeover.  You saw a preview of these bulletin boards in the DIY arrow art

Here is how is how I did it.

I started with plain 12 x 12 cork boards.

I taped off lines with blue painters tape.  I matched them up so the lines would look good when the boards were hanging on the wall together.

Then I painted over the taped lines with semi gloss latex paint.  It took 2 coats to get good coverage.

When I removed the tape, the lines were perfect!

And (for the most part) the lines on the boards match up.  Yay!!

I still haven't let my boys hang anything on them yet.  I tell them it's because I haven't made the pins yet- I've got an idea to use ephemera and other trinkets to put on push pins.  But the truth is, I like the boards just like they are- as art work!