The new dawn of 2015 is fast approaching my friends. New Years resolutions will undoubtedly be made--and many broken. I don't know about you, but becoming a more organized, less slob of a human being is top priority for me this coming year.
I decided to take action and create my own fun inspiration board out of an old cork board I had laying around. It's a fun way to keep yourself motivated, inspired and on track each day. I use it to hang ideas I might use for blog posts, inspirational quotes, reminders, and my home and work to-do list. Keep it by your work desk to easily pin things in arms reach and keep yourself organized with one glance.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- - a cork board of any size
- - spray enamel or spray paint of any color (I chose white and metallic gold)
- - spray lacquer clear coat
- - washi tape of any color (I chose a metallic gold)
- - a mini chalkboard
- - extra-strength spray adhesive
- - a Krazy glue pen or wood glue
- - fun pins or adhesive dots to hang papers/pictures
*Note- Do this project on a porch or outside just in case of accidents with the spray paints or glue
Lay down some newspaper or magazine pages to protect the floor or ground outside from the spray paint. Place your cork board in the center on top.
Shake spray can well then spray your first layer of paint over the board. I chose white as my first layer to act as a base for the more colorful spray paint to go over top.
Once the first coat of paint has dried for a few minutes, spray your choice of colorful spray paint over top. I waved my hand in zig zagging motions while spraying to achieve a sort of whimsical, cloudy effect with the white. I also splattered some paint in random areas of the board for a cool paint splattered effect. To seal it all in, spray a clear top coat to finish it off. Let the board dry for a few hours or overnight if you have done many layers of paint.
Once the board is completely dry, measure out your washi tape to fit the length and width of the board. Apply a Krazy glue pen or wood glue to the borders, then lay your washi tape over top. Press on it with your fingers to ensure all parts are sticking. If you try to lay down the tape with no glue, it will fall off too easily.
Spray the back of your mini chalk board with spray adhesive and lay it down wherever you want on the cork board. Press down on it with your fingers to ensure it sticks well. I use my mini chalk board to write down reminders for myself that I want to get done that day.
Use fun pins or adhesive dots to stick any sort of papers or pictures to your board. I chose fun Nate Burkus push pins to match the metallic look and feel of my board.
If you're looking for more DIY awesomeness, take a peek at my DIY Pinterest board for lots of fun ideas: Follow Anne-Marie Mitchell's board DIY on Pinterest.
Are you going to make your own inspiration board? If you do, tweet me what yours looks like at @amitchellblog or tag me on instagram: @annemariemitchellblog or #annemariemitchellblog. I would love to see your version!