Pinboard Idea


I first saw this on Pinterest and tracked it back to a blog http://buttercupbungalow.blogspot.com/ and then to Pottery Barn Teens http://www.pbteen.com/

They call them Style Boards but PBTeen was closing them out, so even if I wanted to duplicate this idea, most of the elements are no longer available. I started thinking of all of the many things this kind of Pinboard could be used for and how I could create it for myself.

The ones in the picture are from Pottery Barn Teen and range from $14 to $18 a tile, on sale…. so to simplify things, I rounded them each to $15.

16 tiles in four rows of four

Print Fabric-Covered tackboard includes 10 pushpins.  $15 x 4
Solid Fabric-Covered tackboard includes 10 pushpins.  $15 x 5
Dry-Erase Board includes 1 dry-erase pen and 1 eraser. $15
Chalkboard includes 5 pieces of chalk and 1 chalkboard eraser. $15
Pegboard includes 10 hooks. $15
Corkboard includes 10 pushpins. $15 x 3
Galvi-board includes 5 magnets. $15

$200 for the 16 tiles minus the molding at Pottery Barn Teens

I figured I could use Artist’s Canvas and cover individual blocks/squares with fabric, acrylic paint, corkboard sheets, chalkboard paint, magnetic paint, dry erase board sheets

On Amazon, I can buy…

9×12 Artist Canvas 3 7-packs at $21 each = $63 https://amzn.to/3QIkU4P
4 rows of five tiles:
6 painted (2 each of pink, yellow and green) Acrylic paint for 6 (already have)
6 fabric covered (stripe, dotted, plaid, flower, check, other) Assorted fabrics for 6 (already have)
4 chalkboard (black) Chalkboard paint $19 https://amzn.to/3dNTtYT
4 magnetic board (green) Magnet paint $30 https://amzn.to/3wmXdHj
Push Pins 600 for $8 https://amzn.to/3T8UoTO
Chalk $9 (with eraser) https://amzn.to/3RhYBTJ
Magnets 56 for $15 https://amzn.to/3KeGSKy

Alternative or addition Tackboard with pushpins $11 https://amzn.to/3AjVrYK

Total $133

So, buy doing it myself, I actually save $75 plus I can use the colors, prints and fabrics I want instead of what PBTeens had for sale.

Uses for the Project Inspiration Pinboard Idea

1. Craft Projects: to keep track of craft projects… the instructions, pictures of projects in progress, baggies of supplies (buttons, beads, etc), swatches of fabric, knitted or crochet gauge swatch, clippings from magazines, printouts from Pinterest and online,

2. Decorating Projects: Pictures clipped from magazines and printed out from Pinterest and Online, fabric swatches, paint chips, room layouts under glass on top of magnetic paint, cut-outs of furniture with magnet tape on the back to help with rearranging furniture, lists of projects and resources (stores, websites)

3. Wardrobe Planning: clippings clothing items that you like from catalogs and magazines, lists of clothes you already have and clothes you need, list of clothes that need to be mended or redone, and that you would like to make (sewn, knitted, crocheted)

4. Summer Plans: List of events, places to go, books to read, recipes to try, holiday decorating ideas, entertaining plans, craft projects, clothing to buy, photos, and postcards

5. Christmas Ideas and Plans: Decorating ideas, recipes to try, events to attend, gift giving and card sending lists, Christmas card received, photos

6. Writing Projects: NaNoWriMo plots ideas and outlines, journaling and writing prompts, quotations, photos, and images for inspiration, character development, setting ideas, scrabble letters with magnets on the backs, magnetic poetry words, poems

7. Genealogy Research; one family line or surname in each block or row, old family photos, charts, maps, letters, stories

8. Family Communication; letters, cards, emails, photos, phone numbers, plans for visits, news, newspaper articles

9. Menu Planning: Menus, recipes, grocery list, photos from Pinterest or magazines

10. Scrapbook Ideas: Ideas from magazines, Pinterest, online printouts, photos for each layout in baggies, die cuts and other items to add to layout in baggies, photocopy of the finished page

11. Giant To Do list: Calendar, places to go, people to see, things to do, projects, menu, grocery list, projects working on (crafts, decorating), quotes, photos, newspaper articles, letters and cards, magnetic poetry words, cartoons and jokes, books you want to read

12. Garden Plans: lists and pictures of flowers, herbs, vegetables, bushes, and trees, instructions for planting and growing, pictures of growth progress, garden journal

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