Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Inspiration Wall

I love my creative room. It truly is my fun room. Yet something was still missing...

See that plain patch of wall? Well, it was begging for something fun. So when I saw the swatch portraits from the purl bee, inspiration hit.

I grabbed some large quilting hoops and covered them with fabric. Then I took it one step further and put some foam board behind them so they could be used as bulletin boards. The result...

Now all my random postcards and thing-a-ma-bobs are all out in the open. Very inspiring, indeed.

To see some notes detailing what made it on my inspiration wall, check out the flickr page.

22 comments:

Amander said...

Love this idea! I am a big fan of bulletin board type things and this is such a unique way to hang things. Looks great, Kara!

AmyArtisan said...

What a great way to showcase some fun memories. I think I might have to snag this idea for my Artisan space...with these old plaster walls, it is harder to hang things but these lighter weight hoops might be just the thing. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

I love the wall! Glad to see your Gilmore Birthday made it up there. I still think that is a fantastic idea.

Adam and Bri said...

SO fun Kara-Lara. I love it (and you).

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Kat said...

Thats an awesome idea. I had seen the fabric hoops before but putting foam behind them is great. Now they are pretty and functional.

Yaya said...

I've been wanting to put up an inspiration board, but didn't want a standard square board. This is such a great idea!!! I may have to borrow it :-)

Nonnahs said...

I love your inspiration wall! So cute!

Yuliana said...

Love it! It's really dress up the wall nicely. and so cute!

Meg said...

Some friends made something similar to jazz up boring cubicles, but I love the idea of putting foam board on the back. I might have to do that sometime soon....

Nantucket Dreams said...

merry christmas!!!! love the craft room even more now!

Durrett Family Band said...

I'm inspired just looking at it! Glad to see Wonder Woman making a special appearance.

darlingthings said...

Wow I absolutely love this idea!!

Heidelweiss said...

Oh the cleverness of you! Seriously! You are amazing. Love it!

ali said...

Kara, you are just too cool. Too cool.

knitseashore said...

Such a great idea!

Please come help me update my house. Please! I know you will know what to do with some of my funky stuff. :)

amandacathleen said...

that is a fantastic way to brighten up your wall! Even better because you can have all your favorite little things where you can see them and be constantly inspired by them!
btw totally in love with your babushka pillow. <3!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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JMay said...

Love this and love your blog.

Look forward to following :-)

Meredith Whitney said...

Very cute! And inspiring!!!

Sara Kirby said...

Beautiful and well done!

Shannon said...

So, I should have asked you right after you showed me thiese at knitting, but I want to steal this idea (creidting you, of course) and post in on my website, FasterCraft.com. Can I steal your photo?