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DIY Painted Memo Board

Remember a while back when I told you guys about the little nook I’ve been itching to update? Well I’m getting started! I plan to turn it into a little office/blogging station for myself. And what’s every blogging station need? A memo board, of course!

DIY Painted Memo Board | Lemon Drop Life

 

I started by purchasing a pack of 4 square cork tiles at Michael’s. I brought them home and laid them out on the table.

DIY Painted Memo Board | Lemon Drop Life

 

Then I got to taping. I wanted my stripes to be an inch thick so I laid down my first piece of tape, and then measured and marked and inch below it.

DIY Painted Memo Board | Lemon Drop Life

 

Here’s where I ended up after I was through taping. I decided to add some asymmetrical stripes, too, for some extra pizazz.

DIY Painted Memo Board | Lemon Drop Life

 

Then I got out some white acrylic craft paint and a sponge brush and painted on my stripes.

DIY Painted Memo Board | Lemon Drop Life

 

The cork is naturally absorbent so don’t worry if the texture shows through! After I finished painting, I pulled off the tape (by the way, is there anything more satisfying than pulling off your tape to reveal a crisp, straight line?) and was left with this!

DIY Painted Memo Board | Lemon Drop Life

 

The only thing left to do was to mount it on the wall (they provide sticky backs in the package) and pin a few things up!

DIY Painted Memo Board | Lemon Drop Life

 

Now I can’t wait to whip the rest of this nook into shape!

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