Have some beautiful, colourful cork boards been catching your eye recently?
They come in a range of shapes and designs, but it's understandable that you may not be willing to splash out on a pricy set. If that's the case, why not try making your own? That's where this project from Rust-Oleum comes in...
All that's required is a sheet of cork and Rust-Oleum, and before you know it, you will have created your own hexagon cork board to suit your own interior colour scheme.
With a choice of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch spray paint (coming in 42 colours) to finish off the project, it will give you a flawless finish without running the risk of brush marks.
You will need:
Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Spray Paint - Blossom White, Candy Pink and French Lilac are used in this tutorial
Sheet of cork
1. Take your template and mark out a design on the back of the cork. We used a ruler alongside our template to ensure straight lines.
2. Place the cork on a cutting mat. Using your stanley knife, carefully cut through the cork. You may need to go over each line a few times with the stanley knife, depending on how thick your cork is.
3. On the front of each cork hexagon, mask areas that you do not wish to paint with tape, ensuring each piece of tape if pressed down firmly.
4. Holding the can approximately 30cm from the surface, spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion.
You will see that some of the paint will absorb into the cork! Apply several light coats a few minutes apart for full coverage.
Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum