Cork – It’s Not Just For Bulletin Boards Anymore

July 23, 2016 - Comment

Part of our renovation found us lining the walls of the office and eventually the ceiling in the kitchen with cork. It a wonderful retro 60s/70s treatment and its practical to boot! It makes a perfect memo board. The process isnt difficult just a little messy. Contact cement is the adhesive of choice and its



Part of our renovation found us lining the walls of the office and eventually the ceiling in the kitchen with cork. It a wonderful retro 60s/70s treatment and its practical to boot! It makes a perfect memo board. The process isnt difficult just a little messy. Contact cement is the adhesive of choice and its a bit like rubber cement apply it to both surfaces, wait for it to get tacky, then fuse the surfaces together. As with last weeks project, this is essentially a tile job, so plan out your tiles so the seams are centered on the wall for a professional look.

Cork is a wonderful product and was used in lots of applications in mid-century homes. Some examples are:

Flooring: Cork tiles are a great alternative for flooring. They make for a warm, sound absorbing floor surface that has a very mid-century look.

Wall treatments: Like in our project, cork can create a great look for walls and ceilings. It gives your room a very warm, comfortable feel and is perfect for offices and kitchens where it can be used as a memo board. Its also a great background for art.

Accent pieces: Cork was used for lots of home accent pieces including lamps, desk accessories, even furniture. These pieces can be found at thrift shops, vintage stores and online auction sites and make lovely woody touches in your décor.

Try bringing some cork into your home. Its a charming way to bring an unexpected warmth into modern décor.

Comments

Roger Smith says:

too sexy

VRUSP says:

Hi Sally, I put cork on the ceiling in that apartment as well. You need to
use contact cement. It’s an icky product to use, but it really holds the
tiles in place. Make sure you apply the glue to both surfaces, and let it
get to the point where it feels dry before applying the tile. 

Sally W. says:

Hi, what glue would you use for the ceiling? I tried using the Elmer’s
Wood Glue but it takes a while to dry so it kept falling off of the
ceiling. THANKS!

jamileena says:

Sorry – I like the instructional, but the ending is anticlimactic, the desk
is still covered with newspaper. I want to see it with the desk uncovered.
Left me limp.

reviewloop says:

Weren’t you in ‘Silence of the Lambs’?

Lezowski says:

you are brilliant! =X

beguiledchild says:

@artdude12 The video clearly says “Ben Sander as Brini Maxwell”.

bessieSmith says:

I just got an idea to decoupage my Bar with Instruments and pix of jazz
musicians, you are now my Guru!

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