As part of my office makeover, I wanted to create an awesome inspiration board or dream board that I could have directly over my desk. I envisioned a HUGE board that took up most of the wall, and I would fill it with photos, mementos and inspirational quotes. But after scouring the stores and online, I realized that buying anything that big is SUPER expensive. I saw many tutorials for DIYing them using various types of wood from the hardware store, but I knew that that was something I didn’t want to tackle right now.
So I decided to use separate smaller boards instead. But finding them in my style turned out to be next to impossible. My new office was done in a monochrome color scheme, so I wanted black and white. But nothing I found worked, and anything that was close was out of my price range. So I decided to DIY it!
I took three small Target bulletin boards, some Mod Podge and some $1 wrapping paper from Michaels and set out to create something awesome!
If you’ve ever used Mod Podge, you’ll know it’s pretty simple. But I’ll walk you through it.
First, I carefully measured the size of the board so that I could cut my wrapping paper to the correct size. In all honest, I simply laid the paper over the board and cut around it. Easy as pie!
Then, I took a paint sponge and layered the Mod Podge onto the cork board. This was tough as the cork is VERY absorbent and sucked up the glue like crazy. Plus it dries fast, so I had to put on very thick layers very quickly.
Once I had a nice thick layer, I laid the wrapping paper out, trying to smooth it out as I went so there were few air bubbles underneath. Then, once I was happy with the placement, I started to add another layer of Mod Podge on top.
I did this with all three boards, and then I waited for them to dry. Once they were done, I hung them up on the wall above my desk, and I could NOT be happier with how they look!
What do you think? Will you be trying this yourself?
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