Old Window Turned Wine Cork Board

Old Window Turned Wine Cork Board at www.mom4real.com

With a new year upon us, I’m really feeling the itch to get more organized.  Before starting this blog, I was the queen of organization.  I try to keep up now, but it seems like I am constantly throwing things around, or starting one project, then something else pops in my head and I run off and start that.

Well, no more!  I am getting myself organized, starting with my desk.  I really need a place to pin notes and appointment reminders, plus a few pics of my kiddos.  I have seen some really cute bulletin boards, but since I found some old windows this summer, I have been dying to turn it into a unique cork board.  I saved up some wine corks, and had a friend who owns a restaurant save theirs as well, and as of yesterday, I finally had enough to turn my old window into a wine cork board!
During the Summer, I took a trip to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore…what an amazing place!  It’s a store full of used furniture, light fixtures, shutters, doors, windows…and lots more.
I was there looking for an old shutter.  I found one for $3 and it was the perfect addition to my Aqua and White Breakfast Nook.  Then, I saw these amazing old windows.  I had no idea what I would use them for, but at $2 each, I had to grab some up.  I used one to make a Faux Stained Glass Window, but had two left.
I painted the wood white before adhering the corks, that way you can mess up and it won’t even matter!
I started with one pane.  I laid the corks down in a pattern and counted to see how many I would need for the other panes.  Each pain required 54 wine corks…shewwww, that’s a lot of wine!  I hot glued each cork into place.
Then I found my box of tacks that I picked up at The Dollar Tree and hot glued them onto the backs of some old buttons.  I mean, with a cork board this cute, you can’t just throw some lame tacks on it, right?
So, what do you think?  Cute, right?
I placed my new wine cork board on the back of my Beachy Blue Desk Painted With Home-made Chalk Paint.  I love the look!  Now, time to move on to organizing the rest of my house…ugh!
So…are you itching to get more organized?  Leave a comment telling me what you would like to see next, and maybe we can get organized together!
For more cleaning and organizing tips, click pic below…
Or maybe some more wine cork projects?
Happy New Year!

 

~Jessica

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Cute? How about Fabulous! This is great Jess! I have that itch..like the Throwing out everything I didn’t even touch last year itch- Think I should do it? I do! Just gotta find that M word..motivation.. something like that! Great project!!

  2. 2

    says

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love this Jessica. You will get so much use and be organized…great project girl.

  3. 3

    says

    I LOVE this!! But am not a big wine drinker…I wonder if you can just buy the corks somewhere??

  4. 5

    says

    Love this idea! When we moved in to our home in July the previous homeowners left a mirror just like this, it’s already painted white too and lord knows I have lots of corks around here!! ;) That’s not a problem though right – haha!! Great post J!!

  5. 6

    says

    Ha! That sure is a lot of wine! I was wondering about that at first… until you said you got them from a restaurant. :) Love those little button pins!

  6. 7

    says

    L.O.V.E!! Super cute Jessica! I adore cork projects! I’m going to post about my sister’s cork backsplash later this month! =)

  7. 9

    says

    AWESOME Jess! I absolutely love it! I wonder if they have one of those reStore’s in my area! I’ll have to check it out Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  8. 10

    says

    Jess that is super cute! I love what you’ve done with all the old windows! Our Habitat closed. But Jimmy and I noticed it in a new location last week :) We’ll check it out soon.

    Happy New Year!! Shannon

  9. 11

    says

    Fantastic use for the old window and corks! It looks amazing and I love the button tacks!
    (Oh, and I saw your video with Becky, Brooke & Court yesterday…you did a great job, loved all your questions!)
    Hope you had a Happy New Year’s Eve! All the best in 2013
    Debbie :)

  10. 14

    says

    I do love this!! I am dying to go to the habitat store here. My friend found burlap coffee bags for 1.25 each! I’m going tomorrow!!!

  11. 17

    says

    How darn cute is that?!?! So, does this give me a free pass to drink more wine? :)

  12. 19

    says

    This looks amazing and what a great idea!! You Rock!

    Hugs,

    Vanessa

    • 22

      says

      Absolutely! You are always welcome to pin anything here! Thank you and Happy New Year!

  13. 26

    says

    You actually just hot glued the corks to the glass? Wow. Darling and creative, thanks for the New Year’s inspiration.
    I have been making cork boards and trays for years now (and selling them in my wildoakdesigns.etsy.com store), but this one I haven’t seen yet!
    Super cute.
    How did you hang it? Or is it just leaning?
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

  14. 27

    says

    looks great! someone likes yellowtail, lol. i have seen people cut the corks in half, too-on this, with that flat surface of the window, it looks like it could work nicely. if i ever do this, i’ll do it that way. thanks for the inspiration!

  15. 31

    says

    I have so many corks! This would be so cute to use some of them up! I’m visiting from I Heart Nap Time! Have a great weekend!
    Cindy
    crazyloucreations.blogspot.com

  16. 33

    says

    This is really cute, Jess! I have bags of corks and wine bottles and I’m still trying to finds a good DIY for them.

    I’m having a GOOGLE + Social hop. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Google +. If you don’t have Google + it’s ok, come link up your blog or favorite post.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/google-social-hop.html

    I’m also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

  17. 36

    says

    this is such a great project!! thanks for the inspiration … i have 2 buckets full of corks, waiting for a cute project like this one! ♥ jaime

  18. 38

    says

    Very cool! Old windows are one of my favorite things to repurpose, and this is a great idea that I hadn’t thought of. I can’t wait to try it! Must drink about 150 bottles of wine first, though. ;)

  19. 40

    L.A. Martin says

    If you cut the corks in half (length-wise, of course), you won’t need as many or you can make two cork boards!

  20. 41

    Aimee says

    I was just wondering about the safety of attaching the corkboard to the window panes and then pressing against it constantly. I picked up a window frame last week, excited to try something crafty, but my husband thinks they are too dangerous to use in a house with five children. I love this idea, though, and my aunt recently
    gave me her wine corks she had saved for years. Any thoughts?

    • 42

      says

      In our home, it has been fine, but with 5 children, I’m not sure. You could always remove the glass and back the table with a piece of thin plywood to adhere the corks to?

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