DIY personalised noticeboard

I’ve wanted a pin board in our kitchen for a while but every time I looked on Amazon I was amazed by how expensive and ugly they were. So when I saw how inexpensive a plain pin board from Ikea was I thought I didn’t have much to lose by attempting a bit of decoration myself.

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I wanted it to reference this picture we have in our otherwise plain kitchen so picked paint samples from our local diy store to match.

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(I have painted cork board with acrylic paint in the past and that’s lasted about 15 years so I think cork could be quite a versatile surface.)

Then it was just a case of masking out a pattern and slapping on some paint. Couldn’t be easier.

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I let it dry for a couple of hours then removed the tape and arranged the pins, which came with the board, and it’s ready for hanging.

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I think this would be a fun activity for kids or those not particularly confident in their artistic skill as the effect can be quite striking with minimum effort. Hope you enjoy trying this out, Mel.

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