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I don’t know about you but every time I tape visual inspiration directly to my walls, it reminds me a little too much of my high school-era bedroom. Back then, my walls were covered top to bottom in Marilyn Manson clippings and the look was chaotic at best. These days, I like my chaos a little more controlled.
When I moved into my office a few weeks ago and began taping more and more inspiration up next to my desk, I knew there had to be a better way. Joey came to the rescue with an easy and affordable solution to help you wrangle all your inspiration into one place. We used drywall as a base because it’s strong yet the surface is easy to push tacks through.
To make your own inspiration board, you’ll need:
1. Drywall — we used a 36 x 32 inch piece leftover from construction
2. Four 1 x 2 inch pine boards — these will be used to build a frame for your drywall piece
3. Canvas from an art supply store — this is your pinning surface
4. Screws — these are used to affix the drywall to the frame
5. Staples — these are used to attach your canvas to the frame
6. Eye hooks — these are used to support the wire of your inspiration board
7. Metal clamps — these are used to tie off the wire and keep it from sliding loose
8. Wire — this used to hang your masterpiece
Once you’ve cut your drywall to the desired size, build a wood frame in the same exact dimensions. Next, affix the drywall to your frame in each corner with screws. Once your drywall and frame are adjoined, wrap it in canvas and fasten the canvas to the back of the frame with a staple gun. Finally, insert an eye hook directly above the frame so you can hang it. Metal clamps will keep the wire from sliding loose.
That’s it! Enjoy!
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