Oh, how I love an inspiration board. Maybe this is why Pinterest and I are such besties.
But there’s something about having your favorite pictures, quotes and colors right there in front of you, on paper.
When I created my home office (still very much a work in progress), one of the things I knew I wanted was a an inspiration board that I could add to from time to time. And I wanted the board itself to be pretty, because is anyone really inspired by a standard-issue bulletin board? Um, no.
I was inspired to create one of my own after seeing this framed board on the Ballard Designs website:
More than $100 for a bulletin board? I planned on pinning lavish dreams to the board, not having a board that was a lavish dream itself.
I purchased this 16 x 20 barn wood frame from Michael’s for 40 percent off. (Don’t ever buy anything full-price at Michael’s – it all goes on sale every couple of weeks. And if you sign up for email, you’ll get a coupon every couple of weeks.)
Then I bought a cork roll (does that sound like a dance to anyone else?) from Amazon.com. You can find cork at any craft store. If you buy it thin, be sure to buy enough to double it up so your push pins will stay put.
To make my inspiration board, I popped the glass out of the frame, cut the cork to size and hot glued it to the frame backing. I let it sit for a couple of hours with some heavy books on top to be sure it stuck before I put it in the frame. (This project was all kinds of analog.)
There’s the almost finished project. Almost finished because it’s empty. And that would mean I have found no inspiration. And that would be sad.
Here’s the board as it sits on my desk today.
If you look closely, you’ll find a hint to my next DIY project.
The “Live What You Love” print is from the Etsy shop HeartFish Press. She does some great letterpress work.
The content of the board will be rotated as I find new pretty things to look at.
Do you have an inspiration board? Or is Pinterest your one and only? What have you re-made from a catalog?