3.09.2011

DIY Inspiration Board

Since we are having the GREEN theme this week...
 I'm thinking of it today in the sense of making old things new again. 

I've been needing a bulletin board in our office for some time now.  I wanted to make an inspiration board! 
I did not want to pay for a BEAUTIFUL one from Ballard or Pottery Barn so I decided to make my own.

I started with this cork board from Goodwill - $3.99 - SCORE!



I painted the outside a tan color to update the plain wood a bit.  I just used an opal-ish color that I had in one of my craft boxes.  I didn't worry too much about the edges on the cork part because I was going to be covering that up anyways!



Then... I had some old fabric remnants that I purchased from JoAnn a few years ago!  I wasn't sure exactly what fabric to use... hmmm....




I ended up choosing the green.  While I LOVE the blue patterned fabric, I felt that it was too bold to coordinate with my drapes in the office where this would hang! Green it was - Fitting if I do say so myself!

Then I cut a large piece of batting (already had) to size and used spray adhesive to keep it in place under the fabric. 


Once that was in place, I layed the fabric over, centered it as best I could, and then started edging... thumb tack edging that is.  The thumb tacks were purchased from Meijer and were $1/40 tacks. I got some in white and silver to add a little contrast and interest.


And I kept the excess fabric there until I was ready to cut it around the edges of the board with a VERY SHARP Box cutter. 

And VOILA!  A New Inspiration Board for my office!

Total Cost - $14
---The Breakdown---
Tacks - 5 packs each color (just incase) = $10
Board = $3.99
Fabric = Free (already had)
Batting = Free (already had)
Paint = Free (already had)


And here she is in her new home...
Please don't mind the mess on the desk...
I try to straighten it up for my hubby, but it always gets messy again.




 
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5 comments:

Melanie said...

Love, love, love that board! So creative!!!

Sugar & Spice said...

Wow! I love it! What a great idea!

Kristina said...

I AM IN LOVE with this idea! It's so adorable and so functional - oh and green! ;) Love it! Thanks for an awesome idea! Oh, and I have an award for you.

Jamie said...

That looks amazing. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home on Monday for More The Merrier Mondays Link Party.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

jandjhome said...

So cute. I used that same fabric for a bench. I love it.

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