Yipppeeeeeeee! My inspiration board has finally gone up!!I'm so excited to have this fun door up and usable! It has been a long time coming! Do you remember what it looked like from an earlier sneak peak of my studio? (here's a link to my "Big Project / Art Studio" progression.)
My husband hauled this treasure home one day from the dump - A solid hardwood core and ALL the glass in perfect condition! We thought we could use it to replace our pocket or office door in our 1930s home -- but alas, that never happened. Still, I had high hopes for alternative uses for it. First it was going to hang in the living room to showcase black and white photos. Then after our next housing move I knew this door was going in the office ... it just took a while to find it's way there!
After hesitating over painting the wood, I bit the bullet. The wood grain was so beautiful ... but somehow it wasn't old enough to be "cool". So, black it is!
Next came the cork. The sheets came in 1/8" an 1/4" depths. Since I was adhering it to the glass, I had to be sure the standard 3/8" push pins would not put any pressure on the glass itself. For a standard cork board, you can get away with applying a thin sheet of cork to a wood or MDF backing. Because the wood panes on the door are routed, I thought using two - 1/4" sheets and making a total depth of 1/2" would make the cork stick out too far. So, I chose to buy one roll and glue 3 - 1/8" layers on each pane. Phew! :-) It was recommended to use linoleum paste. Messy stuff!!!
For aesthetic reasons, I opted to leave 4 panes uncorked. And after leaning against my wall for a few months, we managed to get this baby hung over the holiday break! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I snapped these pics so you can see my board clearly before I fill it up with my stuff! More studio pics and projects coming this month!