I love Pottery Barn!
I do NOT love their prices!
So...... I improvise:)
I had an open space in my kitchen that was just begging for a cork board. I wanted this one:
The size I needed (36x24) was $100!! Plus shipping.
I knew I could do better than that.
A couple of years ago, I had these 2 huge frames in my family room:
(See them back there?? It's the only picture I could find.....)
At some point, one of the pieces of glass cracked so I threw it out, but kept the frame. I wasn't sure why, but I thought i'd be able to use it for something.
I'm sure you can guess where i'm going with this story.......:)
I bought a pack of 12x12 cork tiles at TARGET for about $10 and nailed them to my wall to create my 24x36 cork board:
(Ignore the different colors of paint.... I painted the kitchen recently and went around the cork board)
Next, I nailed a piece of material that I had lying around. I think it used to be an old tablecloth:
I screwed in the old frame - spray painted black - right to the wall (the tiles fit inside perfectly!!)
And pinned up my calendar and other
crap important papers that I need handy...... like the girls lunch schedule, spelling test words, doctor's appointments etc.
cork tiles ~ $10
old frame ~ had it already
Spray paint (optional) ~ had it already
Piece of fabric ~ had it already
Not bad for $10!!
PS The other frame from my "before" photo also has a new life. I'll show that soon!