Now that you've seen our home office, time for some DIY tutorials! I first heard about decoupage in one of my fave sites, A Beautiful Mess. They featured a project that involved Instagram photos posted on a 12x12 blank canvass which, by the way, I'm also planning to do when I have the time (but I don't think that will happen soon). Hee. So since then, I got obsessed with Modge Podge! I bought mine via my BFF Michelle who's based in LA (it wasn't available here at that time), along with other crafty tools like the 1-inch flat brush and a roller.
Initially, I wanted a nice magnetic board for the office but we're kinda on a budget (plus I wanna try the Modge Podge, yes, that's really the main reason) so I decided to get cheap cork boards from The SM Store stationery section instead.
Only P69.75 each!
First on the agenda was to paint the borders white to blend in with the hanging shelves. Read on for the step-by-step process below.
1. Prep your tools: all you need is a thin paint brush and a roll of masking tape
2. Tape all corners to protect the cork from getting painted on.
3. Paint! Don't forget to put old newspaper underneath to catch all paint drips because you can get clumsy, you know.
4. Let it dry for at least two hours and then peel off the masking tape.