I found this broken mirror at the D.I. (Utah’s version of Goodwill) for $10.00. I loved it’s design, and I instantly saw potential. But I thought…hmmmm what could I do with that!?!?! I instantly thought about my daughter Oaklyn’s room. She is a first grader and she LOVES to draw. She brings home piles and piles of art from school, and then she makes MORE art at home. So, I instantly bought the broken thing.

I went to Wal-Mart and bought two packages of cork board. (They cost approx $5.50 each).

I took off the wooden back piece of the vanity top, and laid out the cork board to cover the entire thing.

Next, I covered the cork with liquid nails to glue it onto the wood.

After I got all the cork in place, I turned it over to let it dry.

Next, I took a razor knife and cut off the excess cork around the edges.

This is what she looked like at this point.

My daughter’s room is designed around multi colored polka dots. I had bought a duvet cover on massive clearance a few years ago and I had a ton left. So, the fabric I had on hand was PERFECT. I upholstered the cork board with the fabric.

To upholster this, all I needed to do was pull the fabric tight and use a staple gun to secure the fabric.

This is what it looks like on the back side. (I trimmed the edges of the fabric to be even around the back).

And Voila! I have the perfect way to display my first grader’s art!

Here is the end result in her room!

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  1. says

    So cute! I did the same thing with the side of my end kitchen cabinet. I added the cork and then framed it. Very quick, easy, and practical. Love the duvet cover idea. That IS a great way to get a lot of cute fabric!

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