My Home Office Pin Board

Though I have a lovely gallery wall in my office, what I face when I’m sitting at my desk are two doors – one which leads to the hallway and I almost always keep open, and the other which leads to our laundry room and I always keep closed since there’s another door we use to access that space.

For awhile I kept both doors blank, which made for an uninspiring view from my desk.   I finally realized the door I always keep closed would be a great spot for a cork board. While I love Pinterest and use it almost daily, it’s nice to be able to pin on an traditional physical board.  It’s a great spot not just for inspiring images, but also for notes, reminders, keepsakes, artwork, and fabric swatches.  Plus a cork board gives me a certain tactile experience I don’t get when I’m pinning virtually, and by having it in front of my desk it can serve as something beautiful to glance at throughout the workday to give my eyes a rest from the computer screen.

Before heading to the store, I measured my door so I could easily decide what size cork board would make best use of the space. The 24×36 size was just the right width and height.  Not too big, not too small.

To make it fit seamlessly with the decor of my office, I covered the board in a simple white cotton fabric and gave it the look of nailhead trim by adding super inexpensive thumb tacks along the line of the board’s frame. Since my place is a rental, I didn’t want to make any holes on the door, so I used command strips to mount the board.

Overall the process was easy and I’m thrilled with the results. Here’s how it looks:


I pinned: a few inspiring images (from my virtual boards) that I had printed on card stock, a magazine pull-out, a lovely art piece my sister made for me with the word ‘Love’ painted in gold, a few fabrics I’m considering for pillows for the shop, as well as a little printed reminder to myself to drink more water, take my vitamins, and make green juice.


For those of you interested in making a similar board for yourself, here’s a list of what I used and a few tips:


-Iron your fabric before stapling it to the board

-After you staple the fabric on one side of the board, pull the fabric really tight before stapling the other side.

-When placing the thumb tacks, use your thumb as a spacing guide

-Place the command strips on the frame of the board to help them best adhere to the wall

-The strips come in two different colors – black and white.  Since you may possibly be able to see a little bit of the strips from a side view, get the ones that are closest in color to either your wall color or the color of your fabric.

-Most importantly, have fun pinning to your board!

*The folks at Office Depot sponsored this post.  All ideas/opinions/thoughts are my own.

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9 Responses to My Home Office Pin Board

  1. Sammy Casey says:

    So pretty. I would be so inspired every time I saw that board!

  2. lulu240788 says:

    I love that you used simple thumb tacks as a nail head! Great idea.

  3. crissy heiert says:

    This looks great!…. and such an easy project. Hope it brings you much inspiration each day.

  4. Monika says:

    Absolutely lovely!

  5. Simple Works says:

    Oh so cool! It’s like a real life pinterest board.

  6. House of Clark says:

    I just found your blog (happy accident) and am totally smitten, This is my new, all time favorite place for inspiration. Beautiful spaces beautifully organized.

  7. Guest says:

    I love that you placed it behind the door, great for smaler spaces! I made a board like this and have my necklaces on it

  8. I love that you placed it behind the door, great for smaler spaces! I made a board like this and have my necklaces on it

  9. Ellie says:

    Oh this is so pretty! Would love to try and do something like this now.

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