{Looks for Less} Baby Restoration Hardware Knockoff


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Hello Homelovers! Happy Monday to you:0) Today I ‘m sharing a pretty simple project that you’ve probably seen before, but I figured why not share mine! It’s a corkboard covered in fabric that I made for my little girls room! It’s a knock off of RandH Baby’s $200.00 pinboard. You can make mine for around 30.00 but it was actually “free” because I used supplies that I had in my house already! I will show you how you can make one yourself and give you some ideas on how to improve it with some store bought items!


Your going to need  few supplies to get started. I had these things around the house. If you want to make a “real” pinboard I suggest using foam backing instead of cork. Its a lot easier to actually pin stuff on! I just had the cork so I used that!

Cork or foam cut to size

Staple Gun



Hot Glue

Hardware for hanging

Paint and Primer


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Next your going to need an empty frame. This one I had and I bought it at a garage sale last year sometime. It was perfect for the look I was going for which was old and vintage:0) Before you begin your also going to decide if you want to prime and paint your frame. I decided to paint and busted out my Valspar Primer and Valspar Hunter Gray spray paint.

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How to: {The cork/pinboard}

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1. If the frame your using came with a back use that and attach the cork or foam to the hardboard using and adhesive spray which you can pick up at a craft store. If you don’t have a back you can get a piece of hardboard cut at Lowe’s or HomeDepot fit to size.

2. To make it a little fuller I decided to use some batting from a quilt. BUT I think you can skip this step as well. I found that if your using real pins then the pop out because its not all the way attached. Once you decided to use the batting or not then attach the fabric directly on the foam or cork using and adhesive spray. The fabric I used was a pretty linen fabric from JoAnn’s.

3. After that I hot glued the ledge and then popped the back right into the frame.

4. Then I used some duck tape for some extra security…lol. Not pretty but gets the job done.

5. If your frame doesn’t have hanging hardware attach that as well.

That’s it! Hang it up and your done! Pretty easy huh!?


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What knockoffs have you’ve done lately? Any of them free?

Today I plan on painting the boys room! Yippee! If you want some behind the scenes action shots make sure to follow me on Instagram!!!

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  1. so pretty, love that frame. i never can seem to find frames that ornate. i think we need to go thrifting together!

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