D.I.Y. Inspiration Pinboard

As promised…sharing my pinboard and breaking down how I tackled it in 5 steps…

I started with the large 48″x36″ linen covered pinboard from Pottery Barn ($159), and knew two things: 1) overall, I wanted to incorporate black, white, gold, pink and green since it’s going opposite of my new gallery wall; and 2) I needed lots of awesome logos, stylish women, cool products, and pieces from the fruits of my own labor, since that’s what is getting my creative juices flowing at the moment. Here’s what I did next (and I have no idea if these steps help or not! A method to the madness, perhaps?):

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Not as daunting, I hope?

Thanks again to sweet Albertina for mailing me goodies — when put with the pieces I’ve collected over time and recently they add so much more depth.

Perhaps I can get my husband to hang it up for me this weekend? What do you have planned? I am happy to report I am finally feeling like myself again. Phew!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

27 Comments
  1. I love it! I wish I had a dedicated work space to have a great pin board but in my tiny joint it would just look messy. Def gonna use this idea in my sister’s house though…have a great weekend!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  2. SO PRETTY!!! i love a great pinboard!!! it’s funny how somethings never change…growing up, i was ALL about making collages and hanging them on my bedroom walls! now, i still collage and hang it up – this time just above my desk 🙂 happy weekend! XO brynn

  3. Loved this post, I totally had to pin it. I’ve been meaning to get around to creating soem inspiration boards in real life, so maybe this is the push I’ve been needing 🙂

  4. Im with Emily…is it real? It looks way to good !!! Im jealous…I need to get on a real life pin board ASAP !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  5. I LOVE the brass pencil holder on your desk! Can you tell me where it’s from?

    wendy