Let's face it: cork boards (and bulletin boards) are boring.

Sure, you can dress them up with pictures, notes, and anything and everything else, but why not bring life to the bulletin board itself? Painting your cork/bulletin board is a great (and cheap!) way to give your board some personality and brighten up your room. I chose to upgrade my boring bulletin board with a painted herringbone pattern:

Want to know more and find out how to make your own? Read on!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Your cork board/bulletin board
  • Blue painter's tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • a paintbrush or sponge brush
  • a ruler if you want perfection

herringbone painted bulletin board

Steps:

1. Tape. The herringbone pattern is fairly simple to lay out but feel free to play with other patterns like chevron. If you'd like to try the herringbone, here's the tape layout:

Herringbone Painted Bulletin Board | ChicismsMake sure you stick the tape to the board firmly for straight, crisp lines when you pull the tape off.

           2. Paint. Paint your board with your chosen color(s) however you'd like. I painted about three or four coats with my acrylic paint. It really depends on the color you'd like and how much coverage the paint gives. Let dry for about 30 minutes.

 

3. Pull. After you've let your paint dry, start pulling off the tape firmly but slowly. And voila, your bulletin/cork board now looks amazing!

Revamped Bulletin Board | Chicisms