Cork Bulletin Board Makeover using FrogTape® Shape Tape™

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Cork Bulletin Board Makeover using FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #ShapeTape #ad #corkboard #diy #makeover

How amazing is that before and after?  Soooo amazing!  I love it!  Before I tell you how I made it using FrogTape's Shape Tape, let's just talk about how icky it was before.  Just beyond the doors holding the awesome finished cork bulletin board on the right is a closet and through that closet is a smaller door leading to an attic crawl space.  In there beneath the rafters and among Halloween decorations and old textbooks was this cork board, in it's most hideous form.  It was dirty, water stained, gouged in places and in general, too ugly to use.

Cork Bulletin Board Makeover using FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #ShapeTape #ad #corkboard #diy #makeover

See?  This cork board has seen better days.  My husband was priming and repainting our front porch rocking chairs, so I hauled this out to him and asked him to cover it with primer for me.  I could have done it myself but he had a whole assembly line going on, so I totally took advantage of that.  LOL!  I did give him a spray can of white primer for plastic that I had and that's what he used for this.  He only had enough regular primer for the chairs.  Anyway, he primed it white for me which hid a lot of the ugliness and stains.

Cork Bulletin Board Makeover using FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #ShapeTape #ad #corkboard #diy #makeover

Honestly, it looked so much better after he primed it, I almost didn't cover it with white paint.  Then I started painting it white and realized that I was seriously deluded about how good it look just with primer.  So, I painted all of it white using a latex paint.

Cork Bulletin Board Makeover using FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #ShapeTape #ad #corkboard #diy #makeover

After the white paint dried, I cut my wave pattern FrogTape® Shape Tape™ into sections and laid them out on the board.  I got a general idea of where I wanted to place them.  You know what I really loved about this tape?  It has dashed lines printed on it so you can cut straight and use it as a guide for cutting more of the same pieces.  That really helped me!  Even though I wasn't being particular about how far apart I wanted the pieces, I definitely wanted them to be the same length across.  This kept me from having to get out a tape measure.  YAY!

Cork Bulletin Board Makeover using FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #ShapeTape #ad #corkboard #diy #makeover

Shape Tape™ is treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed. It’s designed with a slit liner on the back of the tape for easier application – remove one half of the liner, position the tape and remove the other half.  It's really easy and fun to use!  Plus, I used it on a textured surface and though it is not recommended for that, I think it did a great job.  Don't you?

Cork Bulletin Board Makeover using FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #ShapeTape #ad #corkboard #diy #makeover

Next, I want to try using Shape Tape™ for creating one of a kind furniture pieces.  I know it would do an awesome job.  The way it seals the edges of the tape and keeps the paint from bleeding pretty much makes it the best painter's tape ever.

What projects will you be making that Shape Tape™ would be perfect for?

Shape Tape™ is available at participating Lowes and Walmart locations, and all Menards stores across the United States. Visit http://frogtape.com/shapetape for more information.  Be sure to follow FrogTape® (the makers of Shape Tape™) on Twitter and Pinterest for tons of creative inspiration!

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  1. Blue Rose says:

    Great job on the cork board. Never heard of Frog Tape, looks fun to use. Like the color, very soothing, very nautical. You did good.

  2. Wow love how it came out it looks so awesome, I didn’t even know about this shape tape, definitely want to pick some up, can’t wait to see what else you do with it!!

    1. Thank you, Brigit! Their Shape Tape comes in: Chevron, Wave and Scallop. There’s a lot of fun to be had there for sure! I’m really wanting the chevron next. <3 If you try it, I wanna see what you make! 🙂 Happy crafting!

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