Corkboard Project Part I: DIY Mousepad

Yey! The clouds finally got tired of pouring water and I’ve never been happier to see the sun. And while our ground floor is still covered with mud, I spent a couple of hours in our bedroom so I can do this–my cork mousepad. Consider this my break from the endless rain shower… Really, 2 weeks of gray, gloomy skies is too much for me. I need a bit of color.

Yellow and turquoise is my current definition of happy for me. If you remember the upholstered monogram I did before as a chic addition to my work place, you’ll see that these two can belong together. After we’re done cleaning the house, we will be back to working in our desks again and I need a mousepad, a decent one, that is. Currently, I’m using my credit card billing statement as a temporary mouse pad. How creative! :)

I have a 12″x18″ corkboard lying around. I initially wanted to frame it together with a chalkboard but I changed my mind. I decided to divide it into 4 so I can come up with 4 different new stuff in the house, something that we need. The hubby sure loves the idea of not buying anything. ;)

What you will need:

  • Corkboard
  • X-acto knife
  • Acrylic paint

Draw your over-lapping circles. I used the lid of a microwavable bowl. The size of this rectangle is 9″x6″ (a quarter of my board)

Mix your acrylic colors. I’m using the cheap ones from National Bookstore.

Halfway done…I just realized that I kinda like it this way with the brown cork and guides still showing. Hmm, I think I’ll do this again. What do you think?

Almost done…

For some weird reason, I added those black dots using a sharpie. I think it’s well, um, wonderfully weird, ruggedly beautiful. I’m in love with the colors. This would look better with a white mouse and a white laptop. Now I miss my iBook….


1 Comment on Corkboard Project Part I: DIY Mousepad

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    MommyG
    August 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the colors Michelle. It’s so… happy. :)

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