Monday, November 12, 2012

Inspiration Board Makeover



So this is yet another project that I completed months ago, yet never took the time out to share.  I don't know what it is lately but I have been slacking.  I'm trying to get better at it so hopefully I will have some more fun and easy projects to share with you all soon.  At least sooner that it took me to complete this post.

Alright, so on to the fun project!  I've had this inspiration board in my craft room for almost a year now.  A couple of months ago I decided to spice it up a bit.  I knew I wanted a fun chevron pattern but I wasn't sure exactly how I would achieve it.  So of course I took to Pinterest and found some great tutorials.  I ended up using this tutorial as my go-to how-to.

Before:



My version wasn't as crisp or exact.  I'm sure if I had been patient and waited for my husband to help it would have been better but I still had fun and that's all that matters right?

I started out by drawing some light lines for the chevron patterns, then covering it up with some painter's tape. This was the tedious part and I started to slack a bit so my chevron pattern wasn't as even as it should have been....oops!


Once the tape was in place I started painting.  I used some grey paint I already had on hand.  I was worried that painting the cork board would make it hard and crunchy but that wasn't the case at all.  Thank goodness!


After a couple coats of paint I removed the tape.  I loved the results! But that wasn't it just yet.  I also painted the frame a nice, pretty, bright white.  Once dry my new inspiration board was complete! Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention, since I had all the paint and tape on hand this little project was F-R-E-E! Got to love that!





Then came the fun part of pinning some pretties on.

After:

I'm loving my new board.  I've already added some more business cards and fabric samples on it.  What about you...do you have an inspiration board? If so, have you painted it or wrapped it with fabric? Or left it as is?

11 comments:

  1. Hey girl! Thanks for linking this up at The Little Giggler. You're being featured today. :)
    http://www.thelittlegiggler.com/2012/11/party-features.html

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    1. Eeeeek! Thank you so much Amanda! On my way now to check it out :)

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  2. an easy transformation and yet so much impact! i can't wait to try this with my cork board!

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  3. So cute! I've been wanting to do something just like this to my bulletin board!
    I'd love for you to share this at my new link party! http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/2013/01/craft-yourself-crazy-link-party-2.html
    Following!

    Chloe

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  4. SOO cute! I love how it pops off the wall, now I'm itching to do something like this. I am also loving that necklace you put on your board. :)

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  5. SO cute! The paint completely gave that pin board a new life, I love that! Thank you so much for sharing at the "Thrift It" party!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  6. Love this. It adds so much to your room. We just found your blog and we are your newest follower. We would love if you stopped by.
    http://mybest-friendsblog.blogspot.com/

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  7. Super cute! Found this lovely project linked up to Paint It! Newest follower here :)

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