Saturday

Inspiration Board DIY

This weekend I created an inspiration board for an empty wall space in our home. We're planning to place a desk directly underneath it to become my new work space. I guess this is more of an inspiration post than a D.I.Y. post, considering the final outcome is all based on the creator's personal style. I was surprised by how simple the project ended up being and only took about an hour. Take a look for yourself..

Supplies: Four large planks of wood, large metal mesh panel,  liquid nails, magnets, metal clips. Optional* wooden crate, soil, & succulents for decoration.
 Pantry Supplies: Staple gun & staples, Hammer & nails, Wire cutters. 
*I found all of my supplies at Lowe's & Walmart. 

1. Begin by making a frame for your inspiration board. I bought a 2x4 plywood board at Lowe's and had them cut it into two 6 inch x 4 ft. and two 6 inch x 3ft pieces. To secure the board, use liquid nails to glue it in place. Be sure to follow the instructions on the tube, and let it dry the suggested amount of time. 2. Once it's dry, staple the mesh panel securely to the back of the frame. Depending on the size board you desire, you may have to cut the mesh to size. Your board is finished! Easy as that.  The following steps are optional, depending on what style of board you would like. 

3. Take the wooden crate (mine was originally a wooden jewelry box, and I detached the lid), and make three small holes in the bottom with a hammer and nail. I chose succulents because they need such little watering. I did put the holes in the bottom just in case and will simply hold a plate underneath it if any water needs to drain out. 4. Next, nail the crate to the front of the frame. 5. Then, fill the crate with succulents and soil. 6. Lastly, take metal clips and add magnets to the back. These are to hold all of your important notes, lists, and inspirations you'll be putting on the board. 

 Hope your weekend is going swell. 



31 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I love this! It's so beautiful. I wanted to create an inspiration board next to my bed, but just never had the time. Thanks for the tutorial!

    www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

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  2. This is such a good idea, I've been looking for something to put above my desk at home and this might just inspire a really good idea.
    Dreams In A Poppy Field...
    xox

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  3. Currently working on a new office in the home we just moved into. I love this idea and as a photographer, I’m constantly attaching inspiration photos or to-do lists to the walls. We were thinking a giant cork board but this is even more clever. Plus, I love succulents - so that’s a nice addition! Can’t wait to try this!

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  4. Wow! This is wonderful! This sure beats tacks directly on the wall! So awesome!

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  5. Gosh, what a great idea, can't wait to try this out!

    Anna
    stylescreed.blogspot.com

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  6. great DIY! I have my bulletin board that I painted white.


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  7. Great idea! Love the succulent box on the bottom.

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  8. I love it! And I love how it can go with practically any decor theme. So cute!

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  9. That is a great DIY! The succulents are the perfect finishing touch. I will have to add it to my list of projects :)

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  10. Such a cute and good idea! Wonderful!

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  11. Oh wow, this is such a nice idea! I have an old inspiration board above my desk, that just cries to be updated, and this looks just too great not to try :)
    Thanks Kinsey!

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  12. inspiring <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a great idea! I am thinking about making a movable inspirationboard somehow, because I seem to change my mind about what's my favourite spot to sit and dream about all the inspirational things I encounter ;-)

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  14. This is so pretty. I think I'll do some smaller ones, using the frame of some canvases!

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is amazing, I can't believe it took you such little time to make it! I love that you added the plants, they make it so unique and fresh!

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  16. Great idea!
    I pint it!
    xoxo
    Luisella

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  17. Looks so cool love the little plants added.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Oh, this looks so cute! ...especially the succulents.

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  19. wow, what a lovely idea. I especially adore the little plants at the bottom; always looking for new ways to bring the outdoors in <3

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  20. just came across your blog, love it!! following you x

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  21. That is probably the coolest thing I've ever seen DIY'd! Totally saving this idea :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  22. this looks amazing! great project, i'm definitely going to try it out (:
    xo, cheyenne

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  23. this project is amazing, thinking of doing one for myself

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  24. great DIY! I love doing this kind of things.

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  25. i adore this! need to create an inspiration wall of some sort... will share when it happens!

    sweatshirt-weather.blogspot.com

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