Wednesday, August 13, 2008

work space redo and diy cork board

so we have been working on redoing a spare room into a work space for me and it's looking good if i do say so myself. i made a cork board out of some cork tiles that i got at michael's. here's how i did it

1. our walls happen to be plywood, so i could just nail them directly to the wall. first i measured to make figure out where to cut the tiles to fit between two pieces of trim on the wall.

2. then i cut the tile with scissors. an exacto knife and ruler would have worked better, but i don't have one.

3. line the tiles up on the wall and nail

here they are on the wall, looking bare and sad. i need to fill it with inspiration.

here are some pictures of the not quite finished room.

i want to make a slipcover for the sofa and need some new pillows. and i should get a rug because the floors scratch and dent really easily, but i like how it looks without one.

the filing cabinet doesn't really match anymore and i never really like how it turned out in the first place (i covered it with modge podge and paper), but it works for now. i can't believe how bright and big this room looks now. i'm really excited to have my very own work space! what do you think?


Amber Green Pepper said...

i feel like this is a whole other room i've never been in before. is this the room upstairs to the right of the bathroom? it looks amazing, and i especially love the all the windows!

The Sweigart Family said...

It looks great. Can't wait to see the walls filled with all of your ideas!

brand-eye said...

thanks, guys. it does let in so much more light now, i love it.