Okay so after having a plan of action, I headed to Goodwill on Thursday in hunt of the perfect frame. It was there that I found this simple, yet elegant white mirror for only, wait for it...$5.99.
I easily removed the mirror and gave it quite a few coats of black spray paint. I then proceeded to sand down the frame a little so the white would show through in spots. This would match the fabric I would use as the backing a little better than a solid black frame.
I then used spray-adhesive to adhere a piece of thick cardboard (came with mirror) to the cork which I had sized to fit. I then covered my cork board with the fabric, added some large black & white push pins, and hung my necklaces.
Drum roll please...
How awesome is this?! Let me answer that for you...so awesome! The zebra print matches my dorm room bedding and the distressed frame fits the look perfectly! It didn't turn out exactly like the Pinterest picture, but I like mine much better. The wild zebra print is much more exciting than a piece of plywood. Plus, if I ever wanted to change the fabric down the road, it could easily be done.
So there's my big reveal! I hope you enjoyed reading about it. I also finished my turquoise earring frame today so look for that post later this week.
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