Top 10 Ways to Dress Up Your Boring Corkboard


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One thing you've probably encountered while using your corkboard is that space quickly gets scarce. With photographs overlapping newspaper cut-outs and memos fighting coupons for your attention, you may find yourself digging around to find the very thing you intended to make easy to find.

So why not expand your corkboard horizons? Of course, this can be accomplished with a trip to an office supply store. Corkboards come in a number of different sizes, and you don't have to be stuck with the size you have.

But you don't have to be confined to available sizes of corkboards, either. You can purchase cork rolls from builder supply stores or online. These generally come in units that are 3 feet wide, and up to 20 feet in length. Of course, you can cut and shape the cork to dimensions of your choosing. Then, affix it to backer board that you can attach to the wall.

You can even take your current corkboard and cut it into a smaller shape or design. You may then choose to re-border it if you like, or leave it without a border. And if you make a mistake in shaping the corkboard, just remember: That's not a really mistake -- it's "avant-garde."

Keep reading for lots more information on dressing up your boring corkboard.

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