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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 10, 2012

Pottery Barn Style Bulletin Board

Reposting this from 2009.  I have had questions about this and just decided to post it again.

 For a little pink...and black project let's visit my daughter's room!
In her room we put together a bulletin board similar to the one in the Kids Pottery Barn Catalog! The individual tiles/squares were 29.99 a piece in the Pottery Barn catalog.... We took scrapbook paper and the cardboard on the back of scrapbook paper tablets and made our own version for less than 10.00.

So... we used 9 pieces of scrapbook paper, and 9 squares of cardboard (from the back of the scrapbook tablets) for stability. We used tacks to hold the corners down.
It is difficult to tell but my daughter put black rhinestone stickers on top of the tacks to dress it up a little better.
She got these pink Christmas lights and draped it around the bulletin board..I like it better without the lights but.....

Letters above from Joann's.
Last I bought wood trim and a mitre box from Home Depot with a hand saw.
I'm not allowed by hubby to use an electric saw because I'm a pianist and he says he doesn't want to take any serious chances with my hands!

If you have any questions please email me. I'd be happy to answer your questions.

 It was pretty easy and the hand saw took all of ten minutes to cut/mitre the four pieces... trimmed the corners to fit. Painted the wood black and used finishing nails to tack it to the wall. It is not a perfect fit...but she was happy with the finished product and that made me happy!


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


That is SO cute! I can't wait to show it to Joy tomorrow when she wakes up! That would be great for us to make together for her friends for Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing!

And how did I miss being a follower of your blog? I assumed I had already hit that follow button...who knew? But now I am! :)


valerie said...

what a lovley idea happy pink saturday

Liz said...

It looks great and it's amazing how you can use your own things to make something even better than the version in the catalogue. I love the pink fairy lights.

Happy Pink Saturday :)

Beansieleigh said...

Good Morning Debbie! LOVE this! (Actually, I think the lights are CUTE!!) I can only imagine how many girls on campus wish you would make them one too! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Janene said...

This is great!
I love the black and the pink together.
What a great idea using the the scrapbook paper. Pure Genius!
Have a great weekend!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Those are my colors! Great project!! Happy Pink Saturday!


Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your pink idea!

~ Gabriela ~

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love your project. I have 13 year-old daughter and she would love this! Thank you for sharing. We are having a giveaway. Please come by for a visit!

Mary Bergfeld said...

How creative. I really love what you were able to do. I'll bet Whitney does to :-). Have a wonderful day.

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Hi Debbie..Happy Pink Saturday! Very cute today!!
xo Tami

Darlene said...

That turned out GREAT! I can't believe anyone would spend the money on a PB one....just way too many $$$$$$$!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Dreamgirl said...

Wow, that looks so good! My daughter would have loved this in her room too... What a creative mom you are!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lisa said...

Super great! I love the pink! YOur new blog design is lovely!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I LOVE Pink and Black together also. Wonderful project, well done!

Beverly said...

Debbie, you two did a wonderful job. This looks terrific. Tell Whitney that I like the bling, too.

Happy Pink Saturday.

GwendolynKay said...

Fantastic and frugal idea!

Jany Schindler said...

What a cute idea. My daughter would love that in her room. Her room is hot pink and black. I better get busy and make her one. Thanks for the idea.
ENJOY all the PINK!
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Angie said...

Such a cute piece! I know your daughter loves it!

Roeshel said...

How cute! I love copying PB ideas - so much more affordable and they turn out so much better! :) You did a fantastic job!


cherry said...

I love that....it is the perfect pink too! Adorable. Hey did you get my email about your addy? there are two there and I don't remember which it is to be sent too...a po box or the physical? xoxox, cherry

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

What a great project. How can you go wrong with pink and black. Love how it turned out. You're motivating me to start decorating my girls rooms. Thank you.

Love, Jody

Betsy said...

My daughter and I have a writing room that we have decorated in pink and black. This would fit right in! Such a creative idea and even better than anything you can find in a catalog.