Back to school is counting down… with just a week away! And that means new timetables, schedules, extra-curricular activities, and a whole lot of planning to keep track of. So I thought I would bring some creative ideas to you for catch-all boards…aka bulletin boards, or message boards, or even inspiration boards. Anyway, these are easy DIY projects too… and just in time for the weekend before school!
What do you think of this space?
Haven’t bulletin boards come a long way? I love this room!
How about this desk space designed with a repurposed and vintage approach?
What a great way to use shutters… and did you notice the vintage industrial desk lamp? I wrote about vintage desk lamps here.
How about a rusty old fence? Ever thought of repurposing a section of fence like this?
This would be so easy to do, and just think of the fun you could have with it. I want to make one!
Of course you can always use chicken wire instead.
Would you think to pair a fab frame like this one with chicken wire? I want to make this one too! Did you notice the pretty clips that add the finishing charm.
Of course if you really want to personalize your message boards…
You might consider making a silhouette board for each member of the family. What a simple way to identify who the messages are for! Click here for one example of how to create the silhouettes…
Adding a decorative frame can take plain to posh.
The pop of orange is enough to start a crush, but the frame makes it official. Click here for instructions on how to make this on your own…
Message boards can definitely be glammed up to double as a piece of art.
Like this one has been. Click here for instructions to DIY.
For a more casual look, stencilled burlap can be a lot of fun.
You can repurpose potato sacks, rice sacks or coffee sacks… or you can stencil on pain burlap with your own words, initials, or whatever else comes to mind.
And if you don’t have much space for large boards…
Embroidery hoops make great frames for smaller boards and groupings.
But if you’re the one tracking all the messages and trying to stay on top of it all…
This might be the board for you! Red or White?
Do you have a central area for your pin-up reminders? What system works for you?
It’s about coming home… If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!
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