DIY Copper Corkboard

Hey, gorgeous! What’s new with you?

Today is going to a brand spanking new DIY for you – and it’s just in time for Autumn. (Because I know that you secretly want some Autumnal decorations for your bedroom. Don’t you try to lie to me.)

So, what you may or may not know (depending on if you read my Dream Bedroom post – and, if you didn’t, go read it.) is that I’m currently redoing my room. And – let’s face it – what better excuse for DIYs is there? The answer is none. Other than Christmas, because Christmas gifts, but that’s besides the point.

Today’s DIY is something I did to spruce up my mini-office corner of a room – a copper/rose gold corkboard! Let me show you the finished product:

(My room is in the loft, so the lighting is terrible for photography – but it looks a lot prettier than that in person.)

Then let’s get to how to create it!

Step 1 – Grab you a corkboard.

Thankfully, corkboards are not ridiculously expensive – you can pick one up off of Amazon for under £5!

Corkboard – Amazon UK – £4.67

Corkboard – Amazon US – $6.97

Step 2 – Mark out where you want you paint

Using a marker, decide where you want your paint to go. I wanted a geometic slash because I was incredibly uninspired and that’s all I could think of, but it turned out okay.

Step 3 – Cover/Protect the rest of the board

This didn’t work quite as well as I’d planned – mainly because the washi tape was not sticky enough to withstand paint and prodding with a paintbrush, but if you use masking tape it would probably be fine. This step is just to ensure you’ve got really clean, straight lines and the gold only goes where the gold is meant to.

Step 4 – Spray paint the board!

I’d strongly recommend spray paint as opposed to normal paint because it’s just so much easier.

Amazon UK – Copper Spray Paint 400ml – £8.99

Amazon US – Copper Spray Paint – $4.39

Step 5 – Let it dry and enjoy!

 So this was just a quick and easy room DIY – I’m slowly but surely getting this redecoration done! I’m actually really happy with how it looks at the moment and I cannot wait for it to all be done, so that I can share a ‘lil room tour with you!

Anyways, did you like this DIY? Would you have a corkboard in your room? And can we please talk about how cute my setup is? Look at the cat! (It’s a money jar, by the way). Let me know your thoughts below!

(Oh – and have a sneak peek at one of my upcoming posts – you know you want to!)

 

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38 thoughts on “DIY Copper Corkboard

    1. Thank you so much lovely! And definitely do – it’s so easy and fun!xx

  1. Daniela Soriano – Daniela Soriano has a Fashion and Textile Design degree from UAA, she graduated in 2014 and has worked as a Childrenswear designer, since March 2016 she created this blog to fulfill that need to create fashion and lifestyle related content, she’s previously been a collaborator for SONY’s Kalixta platform, as well as some other blogs, but it is with JUST LIKE HEAVEN that she’s decided to make it a full time job and take it to the next level.
    Daniela Soriano says:

    Wow, this looks super pretty!

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  2. It turned out really cute! I have one corkboard at home, I might also do something with it!
    BTW your money jar is so CUTE! I surely want to buy one

    1. Do it! You can use different colours and patterns and get so many cute results 😀 and thank you! It’s off ebay; it’s called a lucky cat (or maneki neko) money jar x

  3. So cute! And now that I think about it, I’ve totally got all the stuff I need to do this. Including one very old corkboard in desperate need of some help! Wonderful post!

    1. Ooooh yes do it! (And show me what it turns out like 😀 ) it’s a great way to add a ‘lil character to your room. Thanks lovely! x

    1. Yes I definitely would! It would be a great place to put reminders like “do you have your keys?” xx

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    woodsunlove says:

    love love love this!

  5. This is such a good idea!! I need one of these because at the moment all my Polaroids are scattered in random draws and I kinda need to get them organised Also cannot wait to see your new room! I’m sure it’ll look incred <3

    1. Thank you so much lovely! And that is so me – love my Polaroid camera, but where on earth did I think I was putting them all? And me neither; I’m really excited to finally get to show everyone! <3

  6. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.
    kittyp0p says:

    YAS! Love DIYs and this one is fantastic (: thanks for sharing xoxo

    1. Why thank you lovely! It’s so easy as well! xxx

  7. Arundhati Basu – New Jersey, US – The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.
    Dippy-Dotty Girl says:

    I love the mix of the glitzy and the rustic. Copper and cork do gel well. xx

    1. Why thank you! That was my reasoning; when I show the rest of my room, it’ll make more sense, but it really ties in two aspects of design my room has xx

      1. Arundhati Basu – New Jersey, US – The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.
        Dippy-Dotty Girl says:

        Creative Mia 🙂 *hugs

    1. Thank you! It’s really easy too so anyone can try it 🙂 xx

    1. thank you lovely! I;m sure you could do this; it’s honestly pretty easy 🙂 xx

  8. JD – Australia – Hi, I’m JD, a writer and artist. I make one-of-a-kind journal treasures that are beautiful, functional, and made with love to inspire you.
    JD says:

    Very cool. I love corkboards. I’ve got a giant space on my wall for one, so excited. Love covering it with stuff.

    1. Thank you! And me too – aren’t they just so damn convenient? x

      1. JD – Australia – Hi, I’m JD, a writer and artist. I make one-of-a-kind journal treasures that are beautiful, functional, and made with love to inspire you.
        JD says:

        I know, it’s practical as well as decorative. Love how it combines creativity with usefulness – one of my favourite combinations.

  9. This is so cute and so gorgeous! I love the idea of this and glad you shared it! Will look so pretty with the other copper items in my room!

    1. Thank you lovely! I’m glad you liked the idea 🙂 xx

  10. I love the sparkly graphic at the beginning of your blog post! The cork board looks so fun too.

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