My Diy Cork Headboard

Hey everyone! I'm very excited to be able to share this diy project with you. I've been slowly searching for ideas for a new headboard.

I've partnered up with this really cool company called MyCorkFloor.com they have so many different finishes to choose from so, i've decided to use their cork strips and turn it into a really beautiful headboard. We all know headboards can be costly.

 Initially these cork strips are meant to be used on your floor but I decided to use them to create a custom headboard to show case my personal style.  Here's a way to get the luxury look without paying the expensive price tag.  

This project you will need plywood or MDF headboard. I made my headboard to fit a queen size. Here are the correct sizes, if you are wanting to make a king, twin or full.  King size: 78'' W x 56''H with legs, Queen size: 60'' W x 56'' H, Full size: 54'' W x 56'' H, Twin size: 39'' W x 56'' H  

This project you will need plywood or MDF headboard. I made my headboard to fit a queen size. Here are the correct sizes, if you are wanting to make a king, twin or full. 

King size: 78'' W x 56''H with legs, Queen size: 60'' W x 56'' H, Full size: 54'' W x 56'' H, Twin size: 39'' W x 56'' H

 

Here are the things you will need...  A good pair of scissors(i used my scissors that i have with my knife set) that will cut through the cork, A pen or sharpie to mark your cuts. Tape measure, paint roller, and the cork adhesive. Don't worry MyCorkFloor.com also carries adhesive. Lastly, cork color of your choice. The great thing about MyCorkFloor.com they have several finishes to choose from.  For this project, I've chosen their Smoke and Oak Finish, two beautiful colors that compliments each other.

Here are the things you will need... 

A good pair of scissors(i used my scissors that i have with my knife set) that will cut through the cork, A pen or sharpie to mark your cuts. Tape measure, paint roller, and the cork adhesive. Don't worry MyCorkFloor.com also carries adhesive.

Lastly, cork color of your choice.

The great thing about MyCorkFloor.com they have several finishes to choose from. 

For this project, I've chosen their Smoke and Oak Finish, two beautiful colors that compliments each other.

Remember to measure twice, cut once! I decided to cut my strips into 10'' wide strips to create a brick inlay. The design possibilities are endless! you can design any pattern to showcase your personal style. 

Remember to measure twice, cut once! I decided to cut my strips into 10'' wide strips to create a brick inlay.

The design possibilities are endless! you can design any pattern to showcase your personal style. 

once you've marked your cork. Now, it's time to cut!

once you've marked your cork. Now, it's time to cut!

Apply the adhesive.. I just poured it onto the surface. You can dip the paint roller but i like this method. Its much more fun!

Apply the adhesive.. I just poured it onto the surface. You can dip the paint roller but i like this method. Its much more fun!

Using your paint roller, apply the adhesive evenly. After applying the adhesive, let it dry for about 3-5minutes. Don't be afraid of the adhesive drying up, It will bond better with the cork. 

Using your paint roller, apply the adhesive evenly. After applying the adhesive, let it dry for about 3-5minutes. Don't be afraid of the adhesive drying up, It will bond better with the cork. 

Now lets put our cut corks into place..

Now lets put our cut corks into place..

If you measured correctly, now everything should fit into place, just like a large puzzle! so much fun!

If you measured correctly, now everything should fit into place, just like a large puzzle! so much fun!

Voila! Here is the final product! Doesn't that look so Beautiful?  Which design will you create? Head over to MyCorkFloor.com to get started on your next DIY project. Checkout my Instagram @CesarChavezDesign and YouTube for more design tips and inspiration on "How to design the home of your dreams at any budget."

Voila! Here is the final product! Doesn't that look so Beautiful?  Which design will you create? Head over to MyCorkFloor.com to get started on your next DIY project. Checkout my Instagram @CesarChavezDesign and YouTube for more design tips and inspiration on "How to design the home of your dreams at any budget."