Saturday, May 4, 2013

creating an inspiration board

 I bought a bulletin board at Hobby Lobby awhile ago and never hung it up
until now, as I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it.
I knew I wanted to make an inspiration board, but what to put on it?
Basically, an inspiration board is a collage of anything that "speaks" to you
or inspires you. It's anything you want it to be. You can use photos, fabric,
postcards, paint chips, lists, ticket stubs, a flower, drawings, recipes.
Whatever attracts you and draws you in.

In the end, I went through some photos, cards, and other little sentimental 
mementos and decided to just start pinning them up, not really stopping to think
  about it. Just go with it and see what evolves. There's pictures of my sons, one
 of me and my hubby, a beautiful card from my husband, little mementos from
 friends, a particular poem I like, and in the middle right ~ two photos of myself: 
one when I was eight years old and a flower girl at my aunt's wedding, and the other
 of my young (just turned 22) self as a bride.


I have this inspiration board hanging in my office (what used to be Phil's room)
which still doesn't have blinds or curtains! Have I ever mentioned we are very
pokey about completing room makeover projects?!

For more inspiration board ideas, visit  my Pinterest board.


Have a beautiful and inspiring weekend!

 

31 comments:

  1. Melanie - I love things like that - things that bring a smile to my face!!

    Judy

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  2. Very nice-- cool shape to that board.

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  3. Great job on the mood board! Doesn't Hobby Lobby have incredible items for sale, I wish I owned the store and could just pick and choose daily :) Thanks for stopping by to visit me via Mockingbird Hill Cottage. I loved looking around your blog. Mary

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  4. Your board looks great, Melanie! I especially like the shape of it and the dark frame pops.

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  5. The board is darling with that curvy shape Melanie. IfIt makes you feel any better Joe andI have been peeling off wallpaper for two years now in our bedroom with no end insight.It has turned into a storage room and we sleep in the office and really do not care. That is pokey:} Olive

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    1. Glad you like the board, Olive. And now I don't feel so bad with the bedroom, lol.

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  6. The room looks really lovely with your new inspiration board. They are fun to look at and change as time goes by.
    Brenda

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    1. You know me, Brenda - I'll definitely be changing it! ;-)

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  7. Oh gosh.... I am soooo pokey about room project completions too. I just seem to let so many other things get in the way.

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    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one, Diane!

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    2. Just lost my comment so if it reappears, I'm probably repeating myself. I love your board, the shape is really neat. I remember having a bulletin board (that's what we called them, remember?) as a teen and we used them for the same sort of thing. I like the family pictures and I recognize your chili cook off badge! It's nice that you have your own office and space to put it. And no one is pokier than me!

      XO,
      Jane

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    3. Tim has a bulletin board with all kinds of cool stuff on it as well! I probably should've pictured his, too.

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  8. You did a great job, Melanie, of filling your inspiration board with very special people and memories!!
    Mary Alice

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  9. Well I like this board! How nice that they come with these pretty frames rather than just a plain old bulletin board!:)

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    1. Thank you, Debra - I like the shape of the frame, too - not as boring as a plain bulletin board!

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  10. Love the shape of it. I keep things I want to remember on a cork board made of wine corks. I don't drink wine but my MIL does. :)

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    1. Now that sounds really cool, Elaine - you should post a picture of it! I drink wine, so I do save wine corks. I just have them in a cylindrical vase; haven't done anything with them.

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  11. Melanie, it turned out beautifully! You were right to add those things that speak to you. Things that inspire you and/or bring a smile to your face. Lovely!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week, my friend.

    xo
    Claudia

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  12. I like the idea of an inspiration board. You did a great job on yours. I really like the shape of the board.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa - there's so much you can do with this! Great place to pin creative ideas, too.

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  13. Right now my inspiration board is some chicken wire I hung to cover an ugly spot above my washing machine. I am using clothes pins to hang things on it.

    I have to check out your Pinterest inspiration board.

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    1. Ooh, that sounds really cool and creative! You should do a post about it! :-)

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  14. What a fun idea to gather your favorite things and ideas...thanks for sharing your board - love the shape of it too!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy - I appreciate you stopping by!

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