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July 15, 2013

diy inspiration board

Continuing to work on our home office makeover, I finally found an inexpensive solution for the big, blank wall above the back desk...a simple inspiration board.  I already had this large bulletin board sitting in my closet, but it was a bit too boring, so I decided to dress it up a bit with a fun chevron pattern.

  1. Supplies - a bulletin board, ruler or tape measure, tape, pencil, speed square and paint.
  2. I placed the speed square in the middle of the bottom of the board to start creating my first chevron and moved out from there.  I cut straight edges on my tape to create the peaks and then cut the tape near the frame with the straight edge of my scissor to create a neat pattern.  As far as the size of my lines, I had one inch tape, so I made the width between the next chevron one inch as well keeping everything an equal distance.
  3. Continue taping the chevron pattern to your desired height across the board.
I also wanted the frame to be white, so I covered the remaining cork parts and then began painting.  I used white spray paint and pulled the tape immediately after painting to create nice, clean lines.

I'm so happy with how it turned out.  It fills the wall, it's functional for this space, and it fit into my budget :) 
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  1. Looks great, Becky!

  2. Oh I love the chevron design, it looks so chic. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is live now. - - - Hugs, Marty

    1. Thanks Marty. I'll hop over and join your link up now.

  3. Very clean and lovely! Stopping by from the Inspiration Exchange.

  4. I am a sucker for chevron so this is just awesome to me!!! It adds so much personality!

  5. love the crisp white with the green. perfect!

  6. Super cute job on adding the chevron detail to your board!

  7. I LOVE chevron and tribal looks. Great idea to add it to your inspiration board!

  8. Cute and SO easy! Thanks for the great tutorial. It turned out so well! Thanks for linking up with the Inspiration Gallery!

  9. Well this is just super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I'm back! Just wanted to let you know I picked it as one of the features for the Inspiration Gallery this week! Hope you're having a great weekend :).

  11. Really cute, I love the chevron pattern. Welcome and thank you for sharing your inspiration board at Fluster's Creative Muster Party. Now that you found our party I hope that you'll continue to join us on Wednesday's. Pinned.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  12. LOVE this. Totally need to recreate for myself. Great idea!!

  13. This is such a great idea! I found this via Hometalk :)

  14. Beautiful work! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers:


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