Inspiration on My Inspiration Board

So you all know how I took my teen bulletin board from this.

to this…

Hey-oh! Spiffy, right? If you missed that little upgrade and want more on the how click here. It was about time my inspiration board got a home and a little inspiration. After much consideration we decided not to hang the board and prop it up on the desk instead. A very casual, “look I am not even trying” look, but really you so are. Kind of like the girls in college in their sweats, Uggs and messy ponytails who put a whole lot of effort into the “look-at-me-I-don’t-care-what-I-look-like-look”.

Clearly awesome tacks are a must. I have yet to acquire some, but I am on the lookout. Who knows, maybe I will just DIY some. So the board only has a few things on it for now, but every time I look at it I just smile. It makes me feel like I have it all together, when in reality I don’t have a clue where I am going with colors or the “look” of this room. Just slowly, but surely plugging away to morph this room into a place that screams, “One awesomesauce family lives here”. Maybe I should get a sign that says that, then it really would scream it. Hmm…You think? (wheels turning).

Remember when I was going to show you a whole seven things I pinned on my inspiration board and nearly 250 words and two photos later I haven’t shown you? That is why you love me, remember?


So the box was from yesterdays post, just a garden bulb box that got a little makeover. It hides cords and other unsightly things. The pencils are in a jar from St. Lucia. I picked that up on our honeymoon. Man do I wish we could do that again. The large vase, hurricane (whatever you want to call it) was a wedding gift and it is from Pottery Barn. The calendar is our design and you can get yourself one off of our printables page. The dishcloth was a TJ Maxx find and kind of is an inspiration jumping off point for me. The paint colors are colors that I want to incorporate into the space. I just adhered them to some tags I had lying around. Lord knows I have next to no craft budget (tear), but luckily I was some sort of craft supply hoarder in another life so we make do. Literally people. I have a Caboodle full of craft supplies. If you know what a Caboodle is then you probably realize how long I have been hanging on to those craft supplies. The other day when we were working on “the dangerous room” (more on that here) I found my Bedazzler! Any other craft supply hoarders out there?

Our desk is right in our living room, which means this inspiration board is now living room decor. I wasn’t so sure how I felt about that, but then I spied a layout in the Ballard Design catalog with a bulletin board in a living room and I thought YES! I can put my inspiration anywhere I please. We don’t have lots of square footage in our house so our living room works hard. It is where I blog from, where the kids play, where we watch T.V. Living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms. Not a whole lot of fudge space. Where do you keep your inspiration? How do you make your home scream YOU?





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Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.

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  • Christa

    I’ve been wanting to update my corkboard for weeks and you’ve convinced me to finish it. This is exactly what I was thinking. Found your link on RAe Gun Ramblings this am. I’m your newest follower.

    • Megan Bray

      I am glad I have convinced you to get on that ;) So glad to have you as a follower! Love new followers.