This weeks theme on The CSI Project is Pottery Barn. I have been wanting to make this since I first saw it in the catalog but couldn't get my butt in gear.
That's what I love most about the CSI blog...it makes me get moving.
Here is my version. Pottery Barn calls them their Style Tiles. Each tile costs $35...crazy to me. So For my own board I went out and got a few things that I didn't have laying around and made the same thing just much less expensive.
Foam Board...I picked this up at my local Dollar Tree. I used $5.00 worth.
Cork...pack of 4 for $5.00
2 Dry Erase boards...$7.00 each
I used this Spray Adhesive to stick the fabric on the boards.
I already had this laying around.
My dry erase boards were thicker than the cork so I cut down the foam board to size and stuck them together.
I left 2 of the corks as is and then covered the other 2 with fabric.
Just cut it a few inches bigger than your cork tile and wrap it around back..the spray adhesive worked great for this.
I decided on 2 cork tiles, 2 dry erase tiles, 2 chalkboard tiles and 3 fabric tiles. For the chalkboard ones I used chalk cloth I picked up at Joann's a while ago...worked perfectly!
Lay out your tiles until you find an arrangement that you like.
If you want to waste a lot of time add stickies to the backs of all tiles and stick them up one at a time on the wall...then hate it and tear them down. :)
The smart thing to do is go get a piece of thin sheet board and hot glue your tiles onto that. The one I got was on sale for $10.00. It was a 4x8 I think so was able to get 2 full boards and some extra pieces. My cousin will be using the other board to make herself one. So less than $5.00 for backing.
I forgot to take a picture of me cutting the frame and making it but all I did was get some door framing, cut it to size and used some flat corner supports to put it all together.
I then hot glued the frame onto the edge of the tiles and it's done!
What do you think?
I really love it.
I still need to add some wall hanger things on the back and get it put up in the dining room.
We will be using ours for school things. I figure we can hang tests, pictures, schedules all over it and have an organized school year finally.
So for around $30.00 and stuff I had on hand I made something that if had gotten it made just how you like it at Pottery Barn would have cost you an arm and a leg. Seriously! (I watched a ton of Grey's Anatomy while my family was away)