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inspiration board

one of the dozens of projects on my summer to-do list is to finally do something with all the pages i tear out of magazines. i want to avoid the teenager/magazine-plastered walls look and create an inspiration board. wouldn't it be nice to hang one in your closet to get inspired while you get dressed in the morning?

have you ever made an inspiration board? any advice for a first-timer?

40 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Hey Mackenzie!

I need to get started on making one of these, too. I see so many that I love that I find it hard to decide which way I would like mine to look...let alone editing down the huge pile of tearsheets I have to make one with!

Have a lovely Tuesday.

Will xo

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

love these pictures! an inspiration board is what I've been thinking to do a while now and still can't force myself to start! thanks for this post, might be what I needed :) xoxo

kirstyb said...

i love making inspiration boards xxxx

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i was thinking the other day - how i SO should of done this with my home - but i just went on a whim with everything - and kinda' went free flowing with it all - NEXT time around tho - i'm SO gonna do "boards" - then again i might get too overwhelmed - BUT i wanna try it !!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Dobbygirl said...

Oh yeah, I have a couple (one in my closet too) - here's a blog post I did about them, tells the story. They've changed a bit since I posted :o) I've also got piles of inspiration notebooks - check my blog next week for a post about them. Good luck - they are tons of fun!
http://spryonthewall.blogspot.com/2009/03/cut-and-paste.html

Happenstance said...

Love inspiration boards! My friend has a cute, small one in her amazing closet. I actually have mine on my closet doors for everyday inspiration and when I go to pick something out to wear.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I think inspiration boards are so cool, and yes, if I had a nice walk-in closet I'd have one in there. It'd be a good place to stick a ziploc bag on, to save all the many buttons too. :)

hip hip gin gin said...

An inspiration board (or two or three) is on my to do list too. Currently all my clippings are in a folder which is not ideal to say the least. But I am stuck for ideas that don't use pins or tiny magnet bits, I would be way too stressed out worrying that I would drop one and my little dog would end up eating them. Because she will eat absolutely anything that falls to the floor.

Miss K said...

Great pics! I keep an inspiration board on and off, it's hard to keep on top of it. Good luck with yours, please post about it when you get it done! I'd love to see how it turned out!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

you should definitely make one, I think once you start organizing everything the ideas will come and it will go with the flow :)

{Arianna Belle} said...

Oh i love inspiration boards! Be sure to share with us if you end up making one! :)

the red bungalow said...

Yes I LOVE inspiration boards. I just recently started compiling some things to make own of my own. I want it in my get ready nook too, I'm just trying to decide exactly where it should go (I don't have a lot of space, lol).

Lovely inspiration photos.

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Dabay Harding said...

So excited I stumbled upon your blog! These photos are lovely and I love the inspiration boards. :)

Check out my blog if you get a chance

http://dabsilog.blogspot.com

Dabay

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, I adore these inspiration boards and how painterly they look, too;-)

this free bird said...

I've not done an inspiration board, but would absolutely like to. The images you showed here offer some great ideas...and I liked the comment from the person (sorry can't remember who at this sec) who keeps hers on her closet door for ideas when choosing outfits. That's a really good idea!

Maybe I need to get one for my livingroom too. Argh

paula said...

I just got finished making out board, now to hang it and start sticking. I ended up with 2 24x36 boards attached then together and wrapped them in fabric. I wanted something huge but didnt want to spend a top to get it.

Trish said...

Hey sweet pea! Loving your inspiration boards, I am sure yours is going to be GORGEOUS! I'm dying to hear what your readers have to say, I've been wanting to make one myself!

BTW come on over, I have a fun tag for you honey! xoxo

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Yes i love making inspirational board one in my office,have posted on my blog
Used an antique frame:)

Anna Caroline said...

I love inspiration boards truly a great way to express your mood and also decorate a room with. On the other hand I change my mood so much so I stick to my journal instead.

Have fun while creating yours :)

Averill said...

Fraid not. Bought a bulletin board from BD for the express purpose but it's currently just holding our Xmas cards (maybe I should take those down now that it's July...), but I love the idea. Can't wait to see your take on it!

The Zhush said...

Well...they are inspiring me that's for sure!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

These are all great. And you should totally make one! I have one at work and it inspires me constantly :)

Almost vacation time!!!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love inspiration boards!! And this images are full of inspiration. This inspires me to make one!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love these! I am going to make one whenever we move, really all you need is a giant piece of corkboard. It's an inexpensive way to add a ton of color and cool to your room! XO!

mostlypolished said...

I love the idea of inspiration boards but I always seem to forget about them whenever I have enough extra time to make one. I do keep an interior design collage of inspiration on my computer though. I'd love to see how your's turns out!

Tamara Nicole said...

I LOVE it!!! I have been saving my mags too for this, and have been putting it off b/c I wasn't sure how to make it look cute, and I am a huge perfectionist. Thanks for all the fun photos, totally inspired now:-)

Punctuation Mark said...

that looks like my work station at my old job... full of mag clippings!

pve design said...

I rather love a well edited mood board or an inspiration board. I think making one that is unique to you is key.
Finding a large bulletin board or folding screen, fabric, paint and a bit of ingenue ~ show us yours when you are ready. Vintage frames in white or a bold color....
Bulletin boards covered with fabric....I can see it already.
pve

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Love all these inspiration boards! The wall above my desk is looking quite bare...I think it's time1

Andrea said...

It's on my to do list a well. You should def make one, then show us all of the pictures!

Cara said...

I started making inspiration boards for the new house, but you probably already know that bc I mention it all the time on my blog :)

Mine are not this extensive...yet...hehee

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alli/hooray said...

Love your ideas here. I have several boards but always want to make more! Have fun :)

Melissa said...

I keep inspiration notebooks from magazines, because I have an insane amount of articles saved up from years back. It helps reduce magazine clutter, too! My corkboard is more of a permanent thing, with fancy paper as the background, and special pictures, quotes, etc., decorating it.

Sarah Klassen said...

Love it! A great diy project for inspiration, indeed... I'll take the second to last one, pretty please! Sometimes, a little inspiration goes a long way, especially on morning when your closet looks as if it is one great abyss!

Hope you're having a lovely week :)

xo

Shelter said...

So glad you like my inspiration boards...great post.

Julie

Your Cousin said...

Mackenzie!

I love! the blog. My advice to the inspirational board desire is to give it time. Put only the things that are meaningful to you, don't just fill it with empty space. Let things hang at angles and give it dimension by tacking up paper cups (my favorite are the colorful holiday season Starbucks cups). They make perfect holders for fake flowers or movie ticket stubs.

Ana Liza said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I finally got around to making mine. It was about time. http://threegoodgrapes.blogspot.com/2011/04/diy-bulletin-board-grows-up.html

canvas prints said...

What a brilliant idea but the teenage look isn't so bad I don't think!

flower canvas said...

I like this idea a lot, thnk it's proper good!

landscape canvas art said...

Great idea, thanks for the inspiration!