7.19.2009

afternoon project {calling card pin board}

I have very awkward shelves (skinny and shallow) just to the left of my refrigerator that don't fit anything other than perhaps a random candle or two. It has bothered me for quite some time now that I can't store or display anything useful in them and today decided to take action! As luck would have it I then I realized that my vase full of corks (I love collecting them) was full and it hit me that I could somehow place the corks in my awkward shelves and use it as pin board.

So I tried and the corks fit perfectly! However, I couldn't quite figure out exactly what to pin to my newly installed cork board, as everything was too large to make sense--that is other than calling cards...

So I now have a calling card board, am no longer bothered by my awkward shelves and can now see all the fun patterns adorned on my cork collection!

21 comments:

PS~Erin said...

How very cool! I love it and it's perfect for calling cards... I'm forever trying to locate the right one by flipping through my stack. Nice job!

Beach Vintage said...

Fabulous. I saw a cork artwork last month in a restaurant. They just look so cool all together like that.

liza said...

Very clever!

Maria said...

Genius!!! Both practical and great-lookin!

Lee said...

What a clever, clever way to use an awkward space! You could pin up some small postcards too. Looks very cool. Lee :)

bananas. said...

what a great martha stewart moment. i love it!

Kotori said...

Turned out great! I love the way the corks look!

ms. less is always more said...

This is great... I too have a bunch of corks sitting around. What a great project!

pixelhazard said...

what a fantastic solution to an annoying problem!

Juju said...

These are totally fab.

Lindsey said...

I LOVE this idea! I will have to try it! And even aside from a practical object, it's a great design element too!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

what a great idea!! looks fab too :)

paula said...

love this project. so smart!

down and out chic said...

smart idea and i love how it turned out. way to recycle those corks!

makemineeclectic said...

This is such a neat idea! And it turned out gorgeous! We collect our corks too and are saving them to frame in an antique frame as a cork board as well!

Blueprint Bliss said...

It looks so great. What a neat idea!

Amanda said...

I love getting crafty, and this is such a great solution to something you didn't like. It reminds me of my cork message board make from wine corks...

Daniella said...

You are too clever! What a great idea!

Lavender Lily said...

what a creative solution! i collect corks too, but they are in a glass bowl next to my wine rack. I love the "cork board"!

jen jafarzadeh said...

clever solution! Love it. And I love pretty calling cards and keep a few pinned up in my place, too.

Julie said...

Corks can be used for a lot of things? Can they?

Take a look at what I did with my collection.

http://bellevivir.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-inspirational-board.html