Dec 14th Hello Tiger


Today´s Guest blogger: Tiger Hellström. Stockholm, Sweden

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This is an ordinary cork-board. It is not very exciting, but very practical, especially now, during Christmas when you usually get Christmas cards in the mailbox.
So i bought this at a thrift store for only 20 SEK with my mind set on transforming it into something a bit more decorative.

I drew my design on a piece of cardboard. I then placed it on the old billboard, and traced the outlines with a pen.
I then used an exacto knife to cut out the final shape. This particular billboard turned out to have a base of thick cardboard.
I was only after the cork layer, and I didn’t have to cut deep top be able to peel it off.
To make the whole thing more solid, I used the cardboard template I made, and glued it to the back of the cork. And Voila! Simple as 1 2 3 !

If you want to take it one step further, why not try covering it with fabric.

If you look at the clock it seems this took me one and a half hour to finish BUT I did take a one hour long break at halftime with some
Christams fika. (Fika is a Swedish word for the act of actually pausing, from everything, and having a cup of coffee or tea with a snack) .



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December 14, 2009 at 14:55

Smart och snyggt! Heja dig!

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Jenny at Dos Family
December 14, 2009 at 17:15

Vilken klar förbättring. Borde göra en sån till violas rum, hon håller ju hela tiden på och klipper och klistrar, behöver nått att sätta upp det på.

Dessutom tror jag att kork hade varit snyggt till hennes blommiga tapet,.

December 14, 2009 at 18:04

Klockrent! underbar kontrast till alla renoveringsprojekt :)

•lotta på solrum|fnurr•
December 14, 2009 at 22:18


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