With 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!
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.
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.
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?