Monday, August 19, 2013

DIY Inspiration board

Hey there friends!
Today I am so excited to share my DIY Inspiration board that I made the other day! I absolutely love it and it was the perfect addition to the boring blank wall in front of my desk in my bedroom. I was inspired by to make this board via pinterest, and I am slowly becoming more obsessed with it day by day. I love everything chevron, in case you didn't know...

Heres what you need:
Cork tiles- mine are from Michael's, $5 for a pack of 4. (They're floor tiles, you can choose to buy the thick kind or the thin kind, either are fine!)
Masking tape (about $3.50 at Michaels)
White paint (65 cents a tube at Michael's! I used 2 of them for this project.)
3M command picture hanging strips
A paintbrush
A ruler & a pencil

Step 1: I used a ruler to measure the same distance from each side to form my chevron pattern. It ended up being a lot easier than I thought it would be. I also used the ruler to make straight pencil marks for the lines of my chevron pattern.

Step 2: Use your ruler to measure the length of each different line for your chevron pattern. It took me about an hour and a half to complete the whole thing. It was worth taking the time to make sure the lines were matching up on each side and that they also weren't crooked or uneven. 

Step 3: Arrange your tiles in the correct pattern you want them to be to make sure the stripes line up almost perfectly. With a pattern as simple as this, you can do the diamond, diagonal stripes, or chevron. I chose chevron only because I'm slightly obsessed. 

Step 4: Paint the remaining cork with the white paint. Make sure to do about 2 layers of the white paint. Let the paint dry completely, and then pull off all of the tape. (I love how straight the lines come out at this point! I was oooohing and ahhhhing!)

Step 5: Stick 3M Command picture strips together, they make it for simply for you to do. I cut each of my strips in half so I could put one on each cork board. 


What do you guys think? Have you guys done any fun crafts this summer? I'd love to hear about the fun things that the each of you have made! I don't know about you, but I sure have had a heck of a lot of fun this summer trying out different pretty crafts via Pinterest! Love that website...its addicting!

Love always, Jess


  1. OO!! Love this so much! You are amazing.. Now I have to make one Paris style. :) Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I love this. Alot of things DIY I would love to try. Just sometimes I feel like I'm too busy or dont have enough time.