As seen on my previous post, An Inspirational Workspace, there’s a Vision Board or Inspirational (whatever term gets you in the creative mode) right above my computer. I’ve always wanted a Vision Board to organize my thoughts, sentimental items, photos, etc.
During the same period, my husband recently moved into his office at work. There was this really old, blue bulletin board that was waiting to be discarded. As fate would have it, this ugly blue bulletin board became my Vision Board! Now that I’m doing this post, I wish I would have taken a picture of how it used to look. I made my husband schlepped the big thing home and we gave it a face lift.
The first step was measuring it and cutting it to the size that we wanted. The original size of the blue bulletin board was almost twice the size as mine. I got lucky and had this sturdy bulletin board as a foundation for my Vision Board. If you don’t have one, you can use a cork board or a hard foam board for this purpose. All can be purchase at Lowes/Home Depot.
Canvas fabric can be purchased at any fabric store. They are generally really cheap at about $3-5/yard. Measure your board to make sure that you get enough fabric to cover the entire board and with extra to wrap around the back edges. I purchased the brass nail heads from Ebay. I can’t seem to track down my seller, but if I do, I will link it. The only adhesive that I used for this entire project is a general purpose adhesive spray which I sprayed directly on the board, not the fabric.
This is the board after cut and wrapped with the canvas fabric. If your fabric comes with folding creases, iron them out.
Before inserting the nail heads, I marked where I would place them after measuring the spaces evenly. At first, I just pushed them down with my thumbs, but after about the 100th one, I can’t feel my thumbs anymore so I gently used a hammer. These are upholstery nail heads so they didn’t dent.
The great thing about a Vision Board is that there are no commitments. You can change its contents to whatever you like at anytime. Soon, this board will be filled with stuff from one of my projects. Currently, it’s a home for many sentimental things.
I created this at a glance calendar using Adobe Illustrator. Since we have a big family, everyone’s bdays are on here for a quick and easy reminder.
On the back side of this Tiffany’s necklace, I got Zoey’s name and bday engraved on it. A great way to keep your baby close to your heart, all the time!
Zoey’s ultrasound polaroid. Well, it’s not a real polaroid, I made it so it looks like one. I used these ‘polaroids’ as ornaments for our Xmas tree as seen in the pic in the About section. Makes it alot more personal.
Zoey’s tiny silver Mary Janes. So mommy will never forget how tiny her feet used to be!
I value this diamond and jade piece of jewelry. It’s a gift from my mom.
Cards from my husband- they are the most valuable gifts that he gives me. I’ve a collection of them over the decade + that we’ve been together.
Don’t damage your cards or photos with push pins, use tiny paper clips to hold them instead.
A picture of me and my husband dancing the night away at our wedding reception. I love this picture, it captures the moment perfectly.
So there you have it. My Vision Board. Perhaps, you can create your own as one of your weekend projects.
Since the weather is warm today, Zoey and I are heading to the park for some mother and me bonding time on the swing!
Til next post, Kellie.