My office/studio is a cluttered mess. There. I said it. I've more or less given up on significant improvements any time soon, but if I can tackle just one messy area at a time and make it look a tiny bit prettier, then at least I feel like I'm doing something.
So this week's project was this sad, boring, institutional-looking cork board.
You will need:
- a cork board (obviously)
- about 1 yard of fabric (depending on the size of your cork board)
- 2.5" strips of contrasting fabric for the trim
- a piece of batting about the size of the cork board
- heavy-duty stapler and staples
1. Start by cutting a piece of fabric that is about 2" larger than the cork board on all four sides. My board was 17" x 23," so I cut my fabric to 21" x 27".
7. Repeat steps 2-6 to add the contrasting trim on the pocket piece. Measure 6" in from each side edge, cut, and piece in the contrasting fabric.
14. Then I spread the fabric board cover over the top of the cork board and batting, carefully centering the trim pieces.
That's it! You've now got a much prettier memo board for all your collections, reminders, or whatnot. The pocket is handy for bulky items like my Michael Miller Cotton Couture Color Card. And this one small change really has made a big difference in the look of my office. I should have done it a long time ago—thank you, Heidi, for motivating me to tackle it at last!
Keep following the Girl Friday Sews Blog Hop for more ways to spiff up your workplace. Have a wonderful weekend!