Monday, May 9, 2011

Chevron Boards - Round 2.

Remember my first attempt at inspiration boards for the office?  After making them, which of course is the perfect time, I decided I needed something that was not a blue-gray so they wouldn't be so blah against the wall.  Here's what they looked like the first time around:


After reading all of your helpful comments, I really considered leaving them the way they were.  I figured once they had pictures, notes, etc. on them, you wouldn't notice as much.  But at the end of the day, I really wanted a little more color.  I loved the look of the chevron, so when I saw the turquoise chevron at High Fashion Home, I knew it was the winner.  It's a Premier Fabric Print, but I don't see the fabric in this color online.


Because I used spray adhesive to attach the first fabric to the cork board, I knew that if I tried to remove the fabric, it would pull up the cork with it.  So I just put the new fabric right on top.  If you look closely, you can barely make out the fabric underneath, but it is almost completely unnoticeable. 


Clearly both Justin and I need some more inspiration on our boards!  But don't worry, I actually completed these a while back, and they are looking more filled (and inspirational) at this point.


I am much happier with the new fabric!  And ultimately am glad I made the relatively easy change.  


The office is really coming along.  I can't wait to show you how the rest of the room is coming together. Happy Monday!

29 comments:

  1. I saw this fabric the other day and started thinking of where I could put it in my house. I love the color! The boards look really good, especially with the trim.

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  2. love it! The color is great!!

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  3. Love the new boards Emily! Great pop of color!!

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  4. You are so right... that pop of color is fantastic. Good call!

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  5. LOVE it!!!! And WHERE did you get the gray rug? Its beautiful!

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  6. HI friend!!! They look fantastic. I love the color. What a difference. I love that color with the bright white desk and chair. Hope you are doing great.

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  7. Very pretty. I love the change. I bet it makes sitting down at your desk so much nicer!

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  8. i love the change!! i can tell the office is going to look gorgeous. can't wait to see the entire room!

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  9. Oh my gosh! I am in love! Did you put the fabric right over a framed bulletin board?

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  10. These look great. I love the contrast with the soft color on the walls.

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  11. I love both of them!!! The nail detail takes it to the next level. Love it!!!

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  12. I love the turquoise chevron... much better then the grey! I am looking to do the same sort of project for my kitchen!

    Tiffany from {Living Savvy}
    www.savvydesignwest.com

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  13. Very pretty! I like the change. The colors just pops against those walls.

    x

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  14. ooh! So pretty! I love the bright fabric against the subtle gray of the walls. Looks great!

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  15. Love the bold punch of color! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    xx

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  16. I LOVE those. When I saw the first photo I thought it looked great but when I scrolled down I see what a huge difference it makes to have the turquoise. Good for you for putting in the extra work to make it perfect.

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  17. Those look *AH-MAZING*...I probably would've just left them and then been saying to myself everytime I saw them "just not quite right..." (c: It's a good thing you are more of a perfectionist than I! AND OMG, I'm so excited (and envious) of your C&H painting!!! That is so awesome and I can't *wait* to see where you put it! EEEEE! That is a good way to start off a week, I tell ya that! (c:

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  18. They look SO good! I like the pop of color they add to the room too! And I spy a little West Elm on your desk ;)

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  19. SO pretty! I love that fabric! And p.s-you should come chime in on my post today because your skin is AMAZING and I want to know what you use. Mine is a wreck. :)

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  20. Love your boards. I agree after seeing the new boards they are much more of a statement, they look great in the room!

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  21. Those look amazing! I love the turquoise fabric choice. Your office looks gorgeous!

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  22. LOVE. Clearly I heart the chevron pattern (: The color is awesome, too!

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  23. turquoise makes the world go round!! I am a bit sad that the post didn't turn out quite as I hoped...I kind of thought you were going to make new ones and ship the old ones to me?? ;)

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  24. this looks awesome! it matches your blog too!

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  25. Great job- I loved the first board too, but this pop of color is also great! And I can't even tell the other fabric is under there. I also love your office chairs! :)

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  26. Wow what a great job.Can not wait to see the rest of the office.

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  27. I loved the first board you did, but this aqua color really pops. Great job! And I can't wait to see where you put your new art- it looks like a pretty good sized piece!

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  28. I only discovered this colorway recently. It's perfect in the room! Did you have 2 before?

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  29. What did you use for the metal pegs around the board? Just thumb tacks?

    Thanks!

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