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BOHO Corkboard Makeover

My eldest daughter had a corkboard growing up that I think she thought was a dry erase board seeing all the messages written all over it in marker. She is all grown up now and it is time for the corkboard to get a well deserved makeover. Soft shades of grey and pink with a few pretty touches and it looks nothing like before.

The Gift to Grow With

Were wood prices skyrocketing where you live? They sure were here in western Canada. That and the lumber available was warped and split after being picked over but finally I sourced a nice 1"X8"X6' board for a custom growth ruler. It is a gift for a dear friends baby who was welcomed into the world recently.

I love custom growth rulers because they truly are a gift that lasts for years and marks many memories. They can easily be taken when moving unlike the marks on a door frame or wall. A great gift that you grow along with :)


The lumber has the wax scraped off each end and sanded as the first step.

Dixie Belle No Pain Gel Stain in weathered gray was the perfect color for the ruler. I applied it using the Dixie Belle applicator pad for a nice smooth application.


One coat was all that was needed to get the rustic look I desired. It was left to dry overnight.


The next day Dixie Belle Paint  in the color cotton was stenciled on using the Muddaritaville Studio's growth ruler stencil.

Stop by Muddaritaville with this link for 10% off your stencil order.


A light sanding with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge to smooth everything and this cutie is ready to be delivered!


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