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!
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Or maybe some more wine cork projects?
Happy New Year!



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