DIY chevron pinboard

April 18th 2013


I’m feeling all Pinteresty! How else could you explain my sudden urge to paint an old boring corkboard in pretty stripes?


Yup, this make has all the hallmarks of a Pinterest-style DIY: chevrons, pastel colours, washi tape, a corkboard… it’s pretty damn twee, but I think it looks pretty cute above my desk.

Look, I even did a Pinterest-friendly step-by-step graphic:


Step 1: Use a ruler to mark a grid on the corkboard, and mark chevrons in washi tape

Step 2: Paint – a sample pot is ideal

Step 3: Peel off the tape while it’s still damp. Touch up all the Pinterest-unacceptable wonky bits with a smaller brush.

Step 4: Have your cats scrutinise / sit on your handiwork.


The whole thing was basically an excuse to show off these adorable push pins that I found in Paperchase, to be honest.


Comments (9)

  • Spencer

    April 19th 2013 at 1:10 am

    Hey Katie, Great idea. I bet Pinterest will eat it up. (And I’m also guessing that the step involving the cat will turn out be much more integral to the process than people would expect)

  • Jade

    April 19th 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Ohh, this looks great!

    I think the step with the cat instructions is the most important!

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  • Kate

    April 20th 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Even if it is pinterest-o-matic, I love it. And of course I want to do my own, too.

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  • rebecca@florencefinds

    May 9th 2013 at 10:13 am

    Wow – absolutely love this Katie!
    I’ve just got a new office and am planning on making it very lovely – this is a perfect idea – I have a huge pinboard behind my desk and it will brighten up the space brilliantly without me making major changes to the room.

    Fab – thank you for the inspo!

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