I really love Cork board because it makes for easy pinning of notes and whatnot's. But I mean, lets be realistic... cork ... not that pretty. But why leave it a nasty shade of brown? Why not paint it? So here's my quick DIY pretty cork board tutorial!
Take some plain cork board, large grade/small grade, old/new, whatever size you like!
(this is just some old ugly cork I had on hand)
Take some primer sealer and slather it all over your cork,(try to fill in as many of the holes as possible), let dry.
Finally choose a design and colors, sketch it out and start painting!
Hang your final project on the wall and start pinning things!
I like using geometric designs but you can do just about anything, treat it as a canvas you can stick pins in!