We have a desk nook right outside our playroom upstairs and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it since we moved in last summer. I toyed with the idea of adding wallpaper but I wanted the space to be functional and an extension of the playroom! Piper loves anything to do with arts and crafts and we typically do all the projects in the kitchen but there’s a wet bar in the playroom with a sink so I decided that’s where all the fun messy projects will happen!
I saw a tutorial for creating a bulletin board wall on Chrissy Marie’s blog (who you should totally follow if you don’t already!) and decided to put my own colorful spin on it!
I followed Chrissy’s tutorial for measuring the cork, cutting, and attaching to the wall. I will say, this is definitely a two-person project. Thankfully, my mom is always down for a craft project!
Once the cork wall is hung, it’s on to the fun part – the rainbow! I picked up six sample sizes from Lowe’s and it was the perfect amount of paint for the project. I’ve included my color choices below!
Light Pink – Priscilla
Coral – Dishy Coral
Blue – Bluish
Mint – Aqueous
Purple – Euphoric Lilac
Yellow – Dutch Tulip
Next, you’ll decide how thick you want each color of the rainbow. Use a ruler to mark each of the stripes on the corner of the wall. My stripes are six inches each for reference.
Now we’re going to take a trip back to geometry class with the old pencil and string compass trick! Seriously though, this was super helpful to create perfect arches! You’ll tie the string around the drawing edge of the pencil. You want to make sure the string is long enough to go the full length of the top of the rainbow!
Then one person will hold the string in the corner and the other person will place the tip of the pencil at the first mark made for the stripe. Keep the string tight and start drawing the arch with the pencil.
You’ll repeat the process until you have the outline of each stripe. Then you’ll start with the bottom color of paint and work your way up! Of course my ADD got the best of me and I ended up going out of order, lol.