Cork Dressed Up In Chevron – Jewelry Storage

Out of sight, out of mind. At least that was the case for me when it came to jewelry. Stored in boxes, my jewelry never had the chance to inspire me while I was creating outfits. Hopefully after this project, that will all change. After pinning many ideas on Pinterest, I finally created these little beauties.

Here’s how I did it:
1. I used a sponge brush to apply one coat of acrylic paint to the cork. I could have gone with two coats to make it more opaque but I wanted it to have a little bit of a vintage feel.
2. Then I plotted points every 3 inches across the top, bottom, sides and middle of the 12 x 12 cork. (When I was done it kind of looked like an the beginning of an SOS game.)
3. At that point I lined up the edge of the painters tape with diagonal dots on the board, creating peaks and valleys. I let the painters tape overlap, creating a little box at each peak and valley.
4. Once that was all done, I used an exacto knife to cut off the excess tape (I used the little boxes as reference.)
5. Voila! Ready for spray paint.
6. Finally I used Krylon spray paint in Catalina Mist (not kidding) to apply several VERY light coats to the cork. I waited for it to dry and peeled off the tape and got this:

Note: Spray painting is not easy! Use a very light touch, keep moving across the canvas and keep the can at least 8-10 inches from whatever you’re trying to paint.

Also, many thanks to Not Martha for the inspiration and Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for the tutorial.

Update: I am happily entering this project into the Winter Pinterest Challenge sponsored by Erin from The Great Indoors, Katie from Bower Power, Sherry from Young House Love, and Cassie from Hi Sugarplum!  Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit all of the other bloggers that linked up!

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12 Responses to Cork Dressed Up In Chevron – Jewelry Storage

  1. Sabrina Gad says:

    I love your little creative bug! :)

  2. Wow that’s such a creative idea! Love it!

  3. vanessa says:

    OMG!!!!Cat I LOVE THIS!!!!! You must make me some for my closet room!!!!!!!!

  4. Miss ED says:

    You did a great job on this! I’m always trying to figure out ways to bring my neglected accessories into plain sight, and this is actually really simple and really cute! I like that you opted for the antique look, I think it actually looks better than if the colors had just been solid.

  5. Kristin says:

    OMG, what an amazing idea…I need these in my life! J’adore chevron!

  6. this is SUCH a cute idea!!! thank you for sharing!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  7. Kiomy Bonilla says:

    this is great Cat!

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