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One of the central components of my office makeover is a large bulletin board that I can use for keeping inspiration pieces, business goals, and school deadlines in the forefront of my daily activities.  I decided early on that I’d make a bulletin board but wanted something with a lot of detail on the frame, or at least a substantial amount of moulding.   Using an ornate frame I found from a local thrift store,

I started making one using a remnant frame from a large art piece.  Halfway thru, I realized that it still wasn’t quite big enough for the area in question, so I started my search again. When I ran across this one at Home Goods, my heart sang with pure joy!!!

It can only be described by one word, and that word would be MASSIVE.  This thing measures 55″ x 39.5″, and while it’s not quite as big as this one from Ballard Designs,

it’s definitely a rival and was only $60–slightly more than 10% of  the BD price–score!  The size of the actual corkboard and the thick moulding (about 4″) were just what I had in mind to visually anchor my desk to the wall.  After a quick coat of white paint (the frame was originally creme), a layer of polyurethane, and a little bit of bling, here’s my finished product.

Sorry I can’t show you a wider view, but there’s still a bit of work that needs to be done before the total reveal.  Because my desk is a bit narrow, the board will be mounted to the wall sometime this week, then I’ll be off to search for a new window treatment and closet storage/shelving.  For now, I’m basking in the glory of this massive bulletin board–I’m in love.


23 Comments on MASSIVE.

  1. LifeIsPichey
    June 28, 2010 at 9:36 am (9 years ago)

    It turned out great! Love the “bling!”

  2. L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys
    June 28, 2010 at 10:50 am (9 years ago)

    Great find! I can’t wait to see it hung in the room. I see that lamp in the photo!

    And you know I must ask….
    What are you going with the empty frame now?!

  3. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle
    June 28, 2010 at 11:22 am (9 years ago)

    I like the simplicity of the new frame for your room. From what I can see so far, it’s shaping up beautifully. Every design student must have that perfect space for creating her projects.

  4. Averill
    June 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm (9 years ago)

    FANTASTIC Dayka! What a great score and I love how you added the nail head detail. Perfecto.

  5. Tiffany
    June 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm (9 years ago)

    I love it! The “bling” was a nice touch. Thanks to your inspiration, I started my blog this weekend! Well, actually I picked out a name and played around with the layout. Its called Tiffany’s Taste. Its going to be my personal inspirations on food, life, and design. Hopefully I will have it up and running soon!

  6. Jesse
    June 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm (9 years ago)

    What a great fine!

  7. shari @ little blue deer
    June 29, 2010 at 11:56 am (9 years ago)

    It’s gorgeous, Dayka! Great job, that is a super find! I love the bling, btw, that just makes the whole thing! XO!

  8. Mrs. Chic
    June 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm (9 years ago)

    nice, I love huge cordboards above desk – there such a great pieces – like the bling added too ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sharstin
    June 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm (9 years ago)

    it couldn’t be more fab! i love it!

  10. Dayka (Life +Style)
    June 29, 2010 at 7:11 pm (9 years ago)

    thanks, everyone! now i’m wondering if i should add some linen . . .

  11. niki.mac
    June 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm (9 years ago)

    I have to get to Home Goods soon! That is such a great find – and it fits perfectly with your desk ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Emily A. Clark
    June 30, 2010 at 8:17 am (9 years ago)

    I saw this same one at our HG yesterday and am kicking myself for not getting it. Yours looks great.

  13. Claire Watkins, ASID allied
    June 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm (9 years ago)

    First of all, your nailheads make it! Love a big bulletin board, too. Having all your images and information right in front of your is hard to beat. Plus, they’re always to look at in other people’s spaces as well! SWEET!

    P.S. Did you check out the Hawaiian place yet?

  14. Dayka (Life +Style)
    June 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm (9 years ago)

    I haven’t! I think after the empty parking lot and a bit of uncertainty, I decided to stay away for now. Have you been??

  15. Beth@The Stories of A2Z
    July 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm (9 years ago)

    I LOVE it! I’m still kicking myself for not picking up a similar one at a thrift store. Huge too. I’m digging your bling, btw.

  16. LindsB
    July 9, 2010 at 9:46 am (9 years ago)

    What a total score! Its the perfect board for your desk! Oh, and I cant wait to see more of your office, I am loving what I see so far ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Deliciously Organized
    July 12, 2010 at 10:21 am (9 years ago)

    I’m obsessed with making inspiration boards…and I LOVE yours.

  18. Anonymous
    October 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm (7 years ago)

    Probably the best read on the net!!

  19. Anonymous
    October 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm (7 years ago)

    I am in accordance completely!

  20. Anonymous
    December 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Very well written blog post!!


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