Tuesday, November 29, 2011
This cork board was not working for me. I had everything off of it before I thought about blogging about it - so there is no before shot, but just imagine stuff tacked up. I had pared down the quantity of stuff months ago, but I still never looked at it.
If I wanted this board to work for me, I needed to enjoy looking at it. I decided that all I really needed to do was to change the color of the background and I had an easy idea.
So I cut off a bunch of small strips of blue painters tape and lined them up along the side of the board.
And I started taping up pages from an old book. Don't worry, the book wasn't valuable as reading material.
Here is the whole board covered in pages.
The top row I taped the side that was covered up and then placed a map pin at the top of the page.
Then I placed a few items back on the board. It's my Vision Board, so I need to actually put the things I want to focus on in my life, up on the board - but since I wanted to take a picture of the board with stuff on it, I just added a few things. The Hello Kitty coloring book pages and the sticker envelope are from my nieces :)
I really need a storage solution for those plastic leis. I've used them several times at our monthly potluck, so I'm not throwing them away. Maybe just a clear box with a lid? That might be the easiest. Any suggestions?
I like this board so much better now. I might put a ribbon around the edges, but I really like the simplicity of the background. It's not dark, it has texture but it's not distracting. I now notice the board when I walk in that room, as opposed to never seeing it before. I think a vision board needs to be seen in order for it to do its magic.
Do you have a space that has been needing a change? A one dollar book from a thrift store may completely change the way you feel about your space. It sure did mine!
Have a great day!