May 15, 2013

Pinboard Restyle

Hey, how is everyone today?

I want to share a recent project with you. I had the urge to spruce up my office area, and was recently inspired by a pinboard I'd seen in the Cyber PR office. "A pinboard. Huh... why don't I have one of those?", I thought. I wanted to get a similar one, in order to write down little notes, reminders to myself, and inspirational photos.

I picked up a this medium-sized one from the Container Store, and set about remaking it into a cuter style that suits my aesthetic!

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I basically just the colors I had on hand- which was a limited selection. First, I painted the main area of the cork board with white acrylic paint. I was running out, and there was only juust enough to finish the board, so I actually didn't get to paint the entire surface cleanly. However, I ended up liking the stippled effect.

I then painted the wood frame a darker color of brown.

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After that I experimented a bit. I really am no visual artist. I have no talent for painting or drawing, so the "art" part of the DIY process is always challenging for me. A lot of the lines didn't come out perfectly straight. Luckily, I like a lot of styles that play off the imperfectness of the "artwork." This is what I went for :)

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I ended up with this!! Quite honestly, I was scared this would be a total fail, but it wasn't. It's cute and imperfect, and it makes me happy to look at.

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  1. Extremely cute. I love that you made it your own.

  2. That's super cute! I love the triangles.

    LC from the world of ellesee

  3. to cute! Love the details of your border you added! :)

  4. I never thought about painting my pin board. What a great idea.

    1. thanks! i just thought it would look so much cuter!

  5. love it! Never thought to paint the cork bit! :)

  6. this is super cute! i love how you can customize it to your liking :)
    -Deana, from Birds&Oxfords

  7. I love the triangles, and I hope you show I off when it's all full of ideas and pictures! I can't seem to have an inspiration board so I use Pintrest. :)

  8. Cute idea! I have a ugly boring one im so going to jazz up a bit now.

    Zoe xx

  9. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    I did a similar thing once and painted a squirrel on my board - that always made me smile when I had to work!

    Have a great weekend,

  10. Aww this is adorable! I feel like such a dork but it never occurred to me that I could paint my bulletin board. And now I have a new project to do!

  11. I told my husband I was going to HGTV style set up an office for him once we get settled in our new place & this board looks like a great addition!

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