Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Inspiration Board

You know what I realized after visiting so many of the beautiful studios during the "Where Blogger's Create" party?  I realized I needed (wanted) an inspiration board in my space.

I saw a lot of wonderful inspiration boards while I was party hopping and you all inspired me to create a board of my own.

I found this rusty metal piece last weekend at an antique mall.  I'm pretty sure it was a screen door shield in it's previous life.

First I nailed it to this chippy wood piece I've had in my closet for a couple of years.  
Then I dug through my drawer of odds and ends.
And found these two hooks to add to the top.
The reveal......my inspiration board to display photos, projects, ideas, gifts, etc.
Thanks to everyone for inspiring me to create my board.  I can't wait to start filling it up.

And one more "just because" picture.  I found a bag of old rolled thread at a thrift store and placed the rolls in an old jar.  The jar was sitting on my work top tonight when the sun was shining through the window.  I think it made for a pretty picture.

I'm linking with Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville for her popular Thrifty Thursday party.  There's always a lot of great thrifty finds at the party so link back to Leigh and check them out.

Jane

49 comments:

  1. I am always inspired when I visit your blog! Another great idea! I love your odds and ends drawer.

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  2. love how it has been repurposed into your inspiration board, I am sure it will fill up quick.
    Amy

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing your board bloom with ideas....love the detail across the bottom.

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  4. Hi Jane,
    That is a beautiful space! I love your new idea board. The photo of the jar with the thread rolls looks just like something out of a magazine.

    Great space!

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  5. I curious to see your inspiration board in action! What a pretty photo of the string in the jar. Makes the jar look huge!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  6. I am inspired just looking at the great things you come up with with random pieces. It's perfect!

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  7. That's a wonderful inspiration board, Jane! I'm sure it will be filled up fast.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  8. Wonderful project, Jane! I just love pieces assembled from different junk pieces! I'm inspired!

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  9. That is adorable!! Very unique too!!

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  10. Jane, your fabulous inspiration board is already working...on ME!! What a wonderful bit of repurposing...it's perfect!! What great vision you have! I can't wait to see how you fill it over time... And I LOVE your "odds and ends" drawer - everybody need one of those! Your jar of thread looks like a jar of sparkly ornaments...so pretty!

    I'm so glad to have found you through "Where Bloggers Create" and became a follower...there's a lot of inspiration happening here!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky

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  11. Wow and love the scroll work at the bottom!

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  12. So creative! Really fun seeing you bring all those pieces to "life" again. Great Jar shot too - so vibrant!

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  13. Wow! What a great idea! Love it!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very pretty, Jane! Love the inspiration board and your jar of threads. I think it's great that you have supplies on hand to put together things like an inspiration board.

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  15. What a great idea for an inspiration board. So much more decorative than a framed cork board. I'll have to remember this one.

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  16. Great piece - great post! I need an inspiration board too, I think I'll fill it with copies of posts like this to keep me motivated :)

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  17. I love it. It turned out so great. I love that jar too. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Monica

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  18. Morning Jane!
    I'm just waking up at Paper Cowgirls and had to come check on my fav thrifty blog to get my "fix" on everything beautiful :)
    Sure enough...I'm feelin' the beauty as I look at the wonderful photo of that rolled thread...gorgeous!
    And as for that inspiration board, you make me want to go rip off the screen protector at my Grandma's old house. Do you think the new owners would notice that it would be missing?
    I love all of your ideas Jane...LOVE THIS!!!!!

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  19. Jane, I was looking at your studio and it looks alot like a haven of wonderful things. Is your studio where you work full time?? Or is it just your escape? I have a room that am thinking of using as my studio but I do not have a business just my tinkering....How nice of you to share your space with us...it is wonderful. Dianntha

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  20. Jane, you are so creative..... love the board! Of course the jar of threads looks pretty amazing to me too!!! I love old jars, even more when they are filled with sewing goodies!!!
    Did they really sell a hearse? Too funny what things you see at yard sales!!!
    I can't wait to see what you make with all those fabulous measuring sticks!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  21. Jane-I really can't believe you created that out of odds and ends! YOU are the inspiation! I love you jar of threads. Isn't it funny how something so simple can be a thing of beauty? It reminds me to look for beauty in simple things---it's there. SIX kids??? I can't believe you ever got to go to the ice cream truck unless he sold by the gallon :)

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  22. Oh, Jane, the new (old) inspiration board is fabulous! I look forward to seeing what you fill it up with. I also love the thread in the jar. Colorful! I really have a thing for string and thread is very close to string!

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  23. You are so creative! Love your new inspiration board.

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  24. Awesome new inspiration board, Jane! Oh, to have that much wall space!!

    I did borrow your idea with the large spool holding your rulers and lace. I drilled holes into my spindle at the top and in the mid section, added the teacup hooks and hung my tubes of swarovski beads from it. I'll have to post a blog pic sometime this weekend (and will give you credit for the great idea!). Your room gets my vote (if they choose to ask me) for the WWC mag layout. I just love your space!

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  25. Oh Jane, You are so creative!
    I must say, I love your odd and ends drawer! Your space is inspiring me to "clean up my studio", which has been in such a tornadic state that I have yet to post about it!
    I do love you just because photo!
    Dee Dee

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  26. Great inspiration board. Love how it looks and you will enjoy it I'm sure.

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  27. What a great inspiration board!!! I love it!! I have been wanting to make one for a while now, too! I need to get in gear and make one!
    Michelle

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  28. Great metal piece! It looks wonderful. And I love your thread find!

    Have a wonderful weekend Jane!

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  29. I like your odds and ends drawer. Maybe we should visit that in a post! Your board is creative and PRETTY! ~olive~

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  30. Yes, there are a lot of inspiration boards out there and good ones too! Now you can add yourself to the list of good inspiration boards!!!! Can't wait to see it once you have added to it! It's looking great already!!!

    Purrs!

    Romeo and "her"

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  31. Love it Jane. Everyone needs an inspiration board of some type. Yours is perfect for your studio and I'm sure you will enjoy using it. As always, nicely done!!! Connie

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  32. What a Ms. Smarty Pants! :) Your inspiration board is fantabulous!

    Malisa

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  33. Great idea and love your drawers!! HEEHEE

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  34. Inspiration breeds inspiration!

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  35. Jane this is fabulous!!! It is exactly what I would want if I were making one. I'm so glad you were able to find a bit of inspiration at the party!!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  36. Jane you always see the likely in the unlikely. I think that's why I 'like' you so much!!!! This is a great idea!
    hugs

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  37. Oh Jane,
    I Love your Inspiration Board.... I have been spending the past several hours ~ STILL making my way thru all the Studios ~ Love the Ideas & Inspiration from all the Wonderful Posts & Photos
    Have a Wonderful Sunday!
    xox
    Cheryl

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  38. LOVE your inspiration board! (i'm working on one too) now to read the rest of your posts~

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  39. I am just amazed at what you can throw together and make look fabulous! This is another one of those projects. I love cinnamon too. It might have been better if I had older kids then I would not find all these fattening snacks! Thanks for stopping by!

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  40. Wow!! Jane, that is about the cutest inspiration board I have seen yet. I too, can't wait for you to start filling it.
    Loved your little balls of thread and that is a beautiful glass jar.
    As always, you inspire me to do more.

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  41. Hi Jane.....what a creative inspiration board. Gotta love the old architectural "junque"! xo, Janet

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  42. Hi Jane -
    Beautiful inspiration board! You are such an inspiration...I can't wait to see all the ideas you fill it with. Have a great day.
    ♥ Toni

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  43. Great idea for a message board...I've been thinking of making one...but it needs to be smaller...I don't have a lot of unused wall space!

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  44. That is the most unique inspiration board I've ever seen. It's inspiring just looking at it!

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  45. I love it, and lawdy, how I LOVE your photos!!!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  46. It looks great, and it's very inspiring, just the way it is. I can't wait to see it filled up.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  47. Hi Jane, your creative space is very beautiful. I love your vintage stuff. So creative! I have been collecting vintage things to fill my craft room with. I am hoping I will get to use them soon. Have a great day.

    Rebecca

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!