Saturday, February 19, 2011

Inspiration Board

Hi everybody! Hope your weekend is going well. Funky Junk Donna's SNS #69 is all about bulletin boards, and since I'm revamping my "create" room, I thought I'd share mine. I call mine an inspiration board, and it sits on top of my cutting table.





This piece originated as an antique dresser mirror from a very old set that I acquired a few years back. The dresser was too defunct to fix, but I kept the mirror and bed. The silvering on the mirror was pretty bad, and when the glass eventually cracked I held on to the frame, knowing it would serve some other purpose (other than an omen of bad luck for the next 7 years)!






I lightly sanded it and sprayed on several coats of heirloom white. Once dry, I roughed up the edges to highlight the details....and because I simply like that look. I covered a large bulletin board with some quilt batting and pretty toile fabric before attaching the original mirror backing.











The fabric is so sweet I almost hate to cover it with anything!



I call it my inspiration board because it holds the things that mean the most to me....photos of important people, notes & cards from friends and other little trinkets that make me happy. These things are not limited to my bulletin board....rather, I try to fill all of my rooms with these same items.




Here's a card from a dear friend. I laugh out loud every time I look at it. It brings back good memories that make me want to make more memories....and be creative.





Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Donna's for some more inspiration boards.


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16 comments:

  1. The antiquing is a perfect match for the fabric. So feminine looking ....

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  2. Who wouldn't be inspired by something as gorgeous as that!

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  3. This is really beautiful. Lovely, warm, dreamy look. And that beige toile is just gorgeous. Also, love the humor in the card!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  4. Oh wow, that frame is amazing!!! Love how you finished it off. AND I'm so all over that friendship picture! LOL

    Donna

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  5. Looks great and I love those little cuties on the fabric too :) Laurel

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  6. Love it ~ fabulous as always! That frame ~ WOW

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  7. This is such a wonderful idea. We have an antique dresser in my daughter's room that we took the mirror is so bad that we just removed it. I think we will be borrowing your idea and making her a bulletin board out of it and putting it back onto the dresser. Thank you for sharing this idea>

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  8. great board, love the fabric and the finish...Lezlee

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  9. Awesome inspiration board! Serves the purpose and looks great at the same time. Loving the toile fabric. :)

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  10. That's a beautiful frame for your inspiration board and the fabric is gorgeous. The little peek of your revamped "create" room looks very pretty.
    Jane

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  11. I'm back. I just had to feature you in SNS #69's sidebar this weekend. :)

    Donna

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  12. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing! I will surely be trying the antiqued look in the future!

    http://melaniewild.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love it, the fabric and...your sense of humor!
    Deb

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  14. That's beautiful, Cassie! I love the shape of the frame, and the fabric is really pretty.

    The look on that woman's face is too funny!

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  15. Gorgeous bulletin board! and that card is priceless!

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