Creating a corkboard

Welcome once again to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for quite a while or this is your first time, everyone is welcome to share their projects, big or small. Just link up at the bottom of this post.

I teased you last week about painting a gold frame that I got at my favorite thrift shop for $1. Welllll… I don’t have the before photo (bad Gina!)…. but I do have an after! This was an old mirror, and I knew it would make something fabulous. I started to make it into a chalkboard… but that’s a little predictable. 

After painting out the great frame, I cut a new backer, using the old one as a template. I spread glue all over the back of it with my favorite Speedball roller.
Next, I put a sheet of cork on the backer, then weighed it down with lots of heavy reading material.
Once dry, I popped it back into the frame, and now Lala has a new, snazzy memo board!

Soooo…. whatcha got? I wanna see and so does everybody else! Just put your PERMALINK into the linky, and please link back here so everyone can find the great ideas. DO NOT link to an Etsy shop, online store or other selling venue. Be sure to say hi to your neighbors – it is a party after all. Welllll….. let’er rip, tater chip!

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. hey! I have that mirror! :) It’s still a mirror for now. great job! it looks fabulous!
    thanks for hosting each week! I love this party!

  2. Love that. I may have to try my hand at creating one as well.

  3. Love that!

  4. Wow, great minds think alike. I love the black frame, and for sure the thrift store price tag. I haven’t been able to find that sheet cork lately…love that stuff.

  5. Did ORB play a role in this cute makeover? Like it a lot! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Amazing! I love that frame!…Debbie

  7. That cork board is fantastic. I love how great the black paint looks!

  8. Hey, I’m new here! Just found you, and love your blog! Joining the party this week, thanks for hosting. And love the memo board, so cute.
    Becky C
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  9. I need to enter this party next week when I plan accordingly :) Love your project Gina!

  10. That frame looks gorgeous. I love cork boards. I’m painting one for Ammon’s room now. THanks for hosting again.

  11. Great project thanks for sharing! And thanks for hosting the link party!

  12. I think it’s the prettiest corkboard ever!! Love that frame. :)

  13. Love it and I linked up :)

  14. I love your fancy cork board! That is a great frame!

  15. Love the corkboard idea! I have a frame that is similar and have been wanting to do something with it!

    Yippee I am linking up this week!

    bee blessed

  16. Very Lovely I think I make one for my daughter’s room…. thanks for sharing..
    Check me there please

  17. Oh this is fabulous. I will never look at a ‘cheap’ mirror the same way again. Wonderful job!! Tammy

  18. love the frame on that mirror! what a great redo. thanks for hosting!

  19. This is SUCH a great idea! Why didn’t I ever think of that? Now I regret that I threw away the cutest frame when the mirror inside broke a couple of years ago!

  20. Great job, thanks for hosting:))
    Hugs, Biljana

  21. Love it Gina!!

  22. What a great way to re-purpose and make a fun cork board. Thanks too for hosting!

  23. I have that mirror, also! I did the predictable and turned it into a chalkboard, though! : ) Love yours! You can see mine in the link I posted to your party or here:

    Thanks for hosting!

  24. Love your cork board, Gina! It’s so fun and girly–just right for your daughter. Now won’t she have a good time filling it up with memorabilia?

    Thank you for hosting!

  25. Love your corkboard…it turned out really cute!!!

  26. It’s so funny that I stumbled upon this today, as I was just thinking of doing this with a big picture that I have. I recently moved and the picture doesn’t fit the space, but if I turn it longways (portrait instead of landscape), the frame would make an awesome corkboard over my entry table. Great job! I will have to tackle this project this weekend!

  27. Your corkboard turned out really cute! Great job!

  28. What a sweet idea for a corkboard! Thank you for hosting!

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  29. love the cork board! I love how something so utilitarian can be so pretty! thanks for hosting!

  30. Thanks for the fun party!


  31. This is exactly what I have been looking to do but I haven’t found that oval frame yet! I am so jealous although I am going to be spray painting mine white 😉

  32. Loving the cork board frame, Gina! Thanks for hosting.


  33. Every one I know loves a cheap thrill like yours, very interesting post, I’ll be back.


  34. Neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Hi Gina!!
    I have some for you, come to visit my blog:))
    Hugs, Biljana

  36. i think that’s the prettiest corkboard ever!

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