DIY Gold Striped Inspiration Board

DIY Gold Striped Inspiration Board // Twin StripeWith the Christmas decorations coming down and the new year upon us, I have been doing a lot of organizing and rearranging. I have been lacking an inspiration board in my office and I decided now was the perfect time to put one up. I didn’t want to just a plain cork board, but I didn’t want to spend much money either. And so a gold striped inspiration board was born!

DIY Gold Striped Inspiration Board // Twin Stripe

I started with a standard cork board I picked up at Target. To create the stripes, I used masking tape that was 1″ 7/8′ wide. Before taping, I marked where each stripe should start down both sides of the board. I also taped off the sides of the cork board. Because the cork is so porous, it needs a lot of spray paint. I found that three coats did the trick. I let the board dry overnight and removed the tape in the morning. Then I painted the edges of my board white and it was ready to hang. DIY Gold Striped Inspiration Board // Twin Stripe

Once I hung the board in the corner of my office, I got to work adding some of my favorite photos, quotes and baubles. I love being surrounded by some of my favorite memories from my trip to Ireland, a summer wedding and an old photo of my mom. The fortune cookie card reads, “This is your year to shine.” Such a great reminder. I need to get a “Eat Cake for Breakfast” quote up soon. I also printed out this beautiful calendar from Oh the Lovely Things.DIY Gold Striped Inspiration Board // Twin StripeDIY Gold Striped Inspiration Board // Twin Stripe

Having an inspiration board is a great way to get focused for the new year and I love the gold stripes peeking through my favorite things. I can’t wait to add more to it throughout the year. Do you use an inspiration board?


About Katie

Katie is the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe. Her blog is dedicated to helping readers create a bright and modern lifestyle that doesn’t cost a ton. Twin Stripe features easy DIY projects, tasty recipes, entertaining ideas, style tips, home decorating inspiration and more. Katie lives in Greensboro, N.C. with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating their 1950s bungalow and throwing festive parties. Katie believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!

11 thoughts on “DIY Gold Striped Inspiration Board

  1. i have been searching for the perfect diy inspiration – and here it is! thanks for the fabulous diy!

    emily | plain black t

  2. Hi! I love your board! It’s so pretty! I’m doing the same project right now and I was just wondering if you applied any sealing spray or mod podge after you spray painted the board and painted the frame.

    1. Thanks, Brandi! I don’t have any sealer on my board and so far it has held up just fine. If you have time, you could do that, it won’t hurt. 🙂

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