Photographs are the heart of the home - showing personality as its best! But displaying them in frames is often perceived as creating a fuddy-duddy, old fashioned feel, and it restricts your photographs to a rigid layout. Instead, display your photographs on an economical, contemporary board - which you can make yourself in no time at all - for a cottage vibe in any room! Simply follow these three simple steps...
To begin with, decide upon the wall that will feature your photograph board. Measure its width and use this to determine what size the board will be: this will guide you in knowing how much of each material to buy! Once you have this guide, take some lightweight chipboard and cut it to measure the appropriate size: this provides the structure for your board. Then, spreading a thin layer of adhesive glue onto the chipboard, mount the plain cork tiles onto it.
Once the plain cork tiles are securely mounted onto the board and the glue has completely dried, apply a thin layer of the adhesive onto the top of them. Next, mount the marbled cork tiles onto the board: these should entirely cover the plain cork boards beneath. Allow this to dry for some time: do not lift the board up vertically before it dries.
Whilst the glue beneath the marbled cork tiles is drying, carefully cut the strips of wooden trim to suit the width and length of the board; ensure that you cut these diagonally so that they fit together at an angle. Once cut, paint each trim white and leave to dry fully, then attach them to the edges of the board using glue. When the glue has dried and the trim is all attached firmly in place, mount your board on the designated wall as you would a large frame or mirror.
Use delicate, fabric-covered drawing pins or vibrant red push pins to attach your photographs: experiment with different layouts to find a striking collage, and don't forget to rearrange your photos regularly to keep your board full of fresh memories!
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