Tuesday, 12 August 2014

DIY: My Bedroom Photo Board


Hi guys. Today, I thought that I would show you something a little bit different here on my blog. I love DIY projects that enable me to explore my creative side and I also love making my bedroom feel more cosy and personal to me, so a few years ago I created a photo board to have on the wall above my bed. As I have recently renewed my board with some up-to-date pictures, I thought that I would share it with all of you and hopefully this post may inspire you to create your own board full of your favourite memories.

Creating the board is very simple as all you need is; a notice board, an electric drill, a spirit level, push pins and your favourite photos. To get the board onto my bedroom wall, my Dad aka the DIY master helped me out to make sure that everything was done correctly. We simply positioned the board in the centre of my wall and used a spirit level to make sure that it was straight before drilling it into the wall. The notice board that I bought was from Homebase (see here) already had fixing hooks attached to it which made this process very simple.


After the board is secure, all you have to do is decorate it! I simply positioned my photos sporadically and fastened them to the board using various coloured push pins to make it even more decorative. As well as photographs of my friends and family, I also decided to add other items that fueled specific memories on to my board such as gig tickets and wristbands. After this, I still had a few gaps so I routed around my room for a few more random items to complete the board. I found a pretty dream catcher, some stickers and some cute note cards etc.


I am so pleased with the end result and I especially love being able to look at all of my favourite photos and people in one place if I'm ever feeling down. I hope you have all enjoyed this little DIY post as it is obviously something a little different for my blog. I think that a photo board like this one is a great way of personalising your bedroom and letting your creative juices flow at the same time. Plus, it's an inexpensive way of bringing some more excitement into your decor! Also, I would love to know what some of your favourite DIY projects are for decorating your bedrooms and get some more inspiration, so please leave a comment below. Thank you!

8 comments:

  1. I love photo walls, if you're ever down you can look at them and its so positive x
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    1. Me too Olivia :) they are so lovely to look at! x

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  2. A lovely board! I love the ticket stubs from days out! I've got a few blank frames I want to put mine into once I can find some cork board to cut up as backing for them! :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsyn :) ooh that sounds like a nice idea! xx

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  3. This photo board is lovely! It definitely makes a room look a lot nicer and homely!

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    1. Thank you Lauren, I agree :) unfortunately I will not be able to join your box swap though, as I do not attend college or university. Thank you for reading xx

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  4. this so cute! great idea!

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