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DIY Cork Board: Tricolor Bulletin Board Makeover

Looking to add some creativity to your room or office space? All you need are some household items and a cork board if you're looking to liven up your work space's lackluster appearance! If you don't have the space for a fully framed cork board, try mixing it up by using cork sheets or cork tiles.

Items Needed:

  • Cork board / cork sheet / cork tile
  • White paint and your color of choice paint (blue shown)
    • Mix these two paints together to make a third, a mid-toned color
  • Brushes
  • Plastic bags or damp paper towel (wrap brushes when not in use to keep from drying out)
  • Newspapers
  • Ruler & Pencil
  • Masking tape or painters' tape



Step 1: Paint entire cork board frame (if using a framed board) with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.


Step 2: With pencil, mark off the measurements of how you want your cork board to be divided.

  • Follow a repeating pattern of 1, 2, 3 with the three colors of choice (pattern pictured right)
  • Assign a color to each number and continue the pattern.

Step 3: Using masking tape, paint numbered groups, sections at a time.

    • Tape off the dark colors and paint them first, followed by medium, then light.

Step 4: Remove the tape after the last row is finished


Step 5: There you have it! Your custom designed cork board is complete!