Sunday, March 14, 2010

Memo Boards, Magnetic Boards, Cork Boards...

Because our new refrigerator is stainless steel, it's not magnetic and therefore will not be home to the many and varied items that arrive on our doorstep. From party invites to school calendars, postcards to baby announcements, there are just some things you want to be able to see and share. So my plan is to make/build/create a bulletin board in the back hallway that is our pantry/utility room/laundry room (also soon to have a fourth purpose as the mud room/shoe storage area). I want it to be big and it would be great if it was part cork and part magnetic. To this end I've been looking for inspiration. Here are some of the favorites I've found:

House and Home magazine has a fun DIY video on upgrading an office supply store cork board with paint, trim and ribbon. Watch it here. (Wish it was embeddable!) Here's a sample:

Centsational Girl had a great post Friday on building a custom bulletin board - and she built both a fabric one and a magnetic one: 

Both of these sources are great ones as they have really specific instructions about the tools and supplies you need and step-by-step instructions so you could truly "do it yourself." I love the row of hooks Centsational Girl added below her fabric board and how she customized it to the space available. And I love the use of ribbon in both examples. 

Here are my favorite bulletin board inspiration pics from


  1. look at your and your fancy-nancy blog skills! go PT!

    I am buying fabric ones for our bedroom. I'll find the link and post it. The wall in our room is too big and bare, but we will never have the money to put a real piece of art there. combine that with not being able to part with anniversary cards, etc. I thought, 1) we can afford it 2) why not just have a fancy bulletin board and post the cards - it will be such a happy space and 3) you know I don't really care about "theme".

  2. Oh that's fun! And you know I can't bear to part with any of that stuff either. Can't wait to see them!

  3. whhhhattt didn't post about the silhouettes? she is slacking - jk! It is the only time I can say she slacked!

    As promised:


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