“LOVE” Scrabble Tile Message Board

Pottery Barn inspired love bulletin board

Bren of BrenDid can’t resist a knock off challenge! She recently saw the Pottery Barn Love Scrabble Corkboard and knew she could transform a broken picture frame lurking in her basement into an accurate reproduction. The bulletin board is a simple project made from foam core board, stick on cork, burlap and faux Scrabble tiles. […Read More]

Teen Calendar and Command Center

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Cassie from Hi Sugarplum wanted to create a command center to help her son keep track of his increasingly busy schedule and social life. It wasn’t hard for Cassie to make a DIY version that came in far cheaper than PB Teen’s expensive tile board sets. Cassie says it was surprisingly simple to make and would also be great for a an entire family since the panels can easily be customized to fit your needs.

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IKEA Cabinet Mirror Makeover

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A few years ago, Maryann from Domestically Speaking took an inexpensive IKEA cabinet and turned it into a beautiful piece for her daughter’s room. I actually had the very same inexpensive IKEA cabinet she transformed and I am seriously blown away. Sadly, my cabinet did not survive four moves and is now long gone, but seeing Maryann’s awesome makeover makes me wish I could get it back!

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Linen Message Board with Nailhead Trim

Nailhead Trim Cork Board Bulletin Board

When Emily from On the V Side decided to turn her office into a usable craft space, she says there was no question the walls needed a little “pick-me-up.” Emily started with the “simplest of organizational tools” and created a corkboard for the wall. The fun part was that Emily challenged herself to make it for absolutely no cost, using only items she had on hand. Sounds like a girl after my own heart!

Nailhead Trim Cork Board Bulletin Board

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Burlap Message Board

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

Ballard’s burlap message board has gotten a lot of knock-off love throughout the blogosphere. Considering all the renditions I have seen of the popular board, I can’t help but be a little surprised when I come across a new take on it. Mel from {Frantz} Featherings created a spot-on copycat by attaching corkboard to a canvas and then wrapping it with burlap. While Mel says the canvas is a pricier alternative to foam core, it really helped her achieve the look she was after.

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

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Burlap and Ribbon Memo Board

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The little memo board above the desk of Gina from The Cannary Family was overflowing with pictures and other mementoes. Fortunately, Gina had a large bulletin board in her garage that was practically begging for a makeover. Gina gave it the Ballard treatment with burlap and upholstery tacks but then also added a French memo board twist by creating a design with ribbon. Gina’s new board doesn’t skimp on style or space!

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Window Frame Corkboard

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Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor at Crafts Unleashed was looking for an attractive way to create a real pin board in her craft room. Pottery Barn had a beautiful chalkboard that she liked, so Morena borrowed the design as inspiration for her bulletin board. I love the window frame look and how each section could be designated to a specific purpose or member of the family for further organization.

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Nailhead Trim Message Board

When her husband agreed to build a snazzy new desk for her office, Christina from Designing By Numbers knew the rest of the space would need a facelift to keep up with the new addition. A plain Jane bulletin board just wasn’t going to cut it. On Remodelaholic Christina shares how she dressed one up […Read More]