Have you seen all the cool projects people are doing with old windows? Well, this isn’t one of them- ha! I found this old picture-frame-made-to-look-like-a-window at a yard sale. It was solid oak, in great shape, except for the gunky buildup. I thought it would make a nice window pane cork board. Even though it isn’t really a window.
I forgot, yet again, to take a before picture. Imagine dark stained oak. I scrubbed it with TSP substitute, then primed it with Rust-Oleum white primer.
I usually cover my cork boards with fabric, but this time I wanted to go au naturel with the cork. To coordinate with the yellow tones of the cork, I painted the frame with Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint, which has a slightly creamy yellow tint to it.
I cut a piece of cork to fit snuggly in the frame, added a touch of Dap Household Adhesive here and there on the back side of the “panes” and in the corners, and pressed the cork into place. I don’t think the adhesive was really needed, but couldn’t hurt.
Apply Reinforced Kraft Paper Tape to the perimeter to hold the cork in place and give the back side a finished look.
Add a hanger and you’re ready to pin some reminders, the old fashioned way. Now, where did I put that pen?