Rose & Co Blog: DIY Oversized Pinboard

DIY Oversized Pinboard


Happy Friday eve!

As promised last week when I shared my home desk here is the tutorial for the super quick little pinboard we threw together as a large piece over the desk.  I don't know if it's just me, but I could slap a gallery wall on anything. It's the simplest, most fun way to cover a large space cost effectively! I have a gallery wall opposite the desk so I knew I didn't want to put two in the same room, but we still needed to fill the large space between the my faux built in bookcases.

Enter: giant pink pinboard. :) I did say this was going to be my super pink super girly space in the house after all!

You will need:

  • A piece of MDF from the hardware store (mine is 2x4)
  • 6 pack of cork tiles from the hardware store
  • 2 pack of thumb tacks (optional spray paint)
  • 1.5 yards of fabric
  • glue gun
  • staple gun + staples

My husband cut off a few inches of the MDF with our table saw to fit perfectly between the bookcases. Then it was just a matter of gluing the cork boards to the MDF using a hot glue gun!



You might have a bit of overlap,  but using an exacto-knife I cut it to match perfectly.


This is my "please stop taking pictures of me and get some pictures of the project" face. :)


We ironed the fabric to remove and wrinkles, and wrapped the board, stapling on the other side. The same way I covered these ikea stools. I think it might be helpful to also cover the board in one layer of batting, I skipped this step but I think it would have given it a bit more "oomph"!


I took some regular white thumbtacks and spray painted them gold, however, I would recommend just buying gold thumbtacks and saving yourself the trouble ;) Sometimes I take DIY a bit too far!

Jake was a rockstar at making a straight line, and apparently he has stronger thumbs than I do so he did the tacking ;)

And that was that! We used a small picture hanging kit to the back and up it went! The entire project took less than an hour and makes a huge impact on the wall.

 I've been ripping out magazine pictures and fun photos of the hubs and Ax to pin up and stare at as I sit at my desk. It's like my high school bedroom come to life! :)

Thanks for coming by!

Until next time,
xo Kylie





                                                 



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20 comments :

  1. Ahh that oversized pinboard turned out so well, great job, Kylie!!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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    1. Thank you, lady! Its been a fun addition to the office :) xo

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  2. Love love love the fabric you chose for this pin board! You should sell them on Etsy!!

    Kisses,

    (='.'=)
    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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    1. That's the sweetest EVER, Lauren! Thank you! I couldn't possibly sell something that is so easy to do-it-yourself! :) xo!

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  3. wao doll looks really pretty!! great job :)

    www.chicpineapple.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I hope you have an awesome weekend.

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  4. This is so creative. I have to make one for my desk area now. :)

    Love always,
    www.loyaltofashion.com

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    1. It's so easy! You'll love it. :) Make sure to take pictures if you make one!

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  5. Perfect tips, I would like to do the same for my desk ;)

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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  6. Hi beauty! Love the result! you have a beautiful blog, would you like to follow each other? just let me know and I'll be back ;)
    Kisses from Spain!
    www.alphasdreams.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey, gal! Thank you so much, that means a ton! I'll have to stop by sometime. :) xo!

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  7. I am so glad you posted this! I am so making this for my classroom next year!! :)
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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    1. That would be PERFECT for the classroom, Erin! You're probably the cutest teacher in the district :)

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  8. Such a cute idea! It seems pretty simple to put together as well! Great job, girl! Best, ican'taffordmylifestyle.

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    1. It was simple as can be! Thank you so much, Cassandra :)

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  9. This looks so good! You always have such great DIY ideas!

    There is a Giveaway on my blog!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

    fancysince1992.blogspot.de

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    1. I'll have to check it out! Thanks for coming by, gal!

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  10. LOVE this DIY! Such a great idea! I am redoing my office this summer and will definitely give this a go! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. An office is totally the most fun to design! Its like we get to throw every bit of girly on the walls and call it a day :)

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