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  1. Preppy Little Dress says:

    Great idea, love it!!

  2. LindsB says:

    Makes a great statement on your guestroom walls- its going to look even better once you start filling it with all your memories.

    Have a good weekend!

  3. Emily says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I need to get on one of these. so needed right now!

  4. Bromeliad says:

    Great idea – a memo board done large.

  5. Catbird says:

    Thank you so much. I'd never heard of homasote. I've got 2 projects where I need a giant tack board (a backer to our dart board to protect the wall, and mounting a poster-sized map to keep track of our travels), but I've been put off by the cost of large bulletin boards. I'll finally get to do them now.

  6. Elena says:

    This makes me so jealous! I wanted to do this same project, but my Home Depot doesn't carry homasote. I finally found some at a local builder's, but because of OSHA they won't cut it for me. 🙁

    yours turned out super pretty! Great statement piece!

  7. Scientific Housewife says:

    I love it! It looks great!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I love your DIYs. And the blue and yellows together. Keep them coming!

  9. Cristin says:

    Gresat look! Love the yellow rick rack!


  10. thewelcomehome says:

    This looks great. Lots of drama, lots of functionality.

    Looking at it I wonder if this might also work as a headboard.

    What are your thoughts?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I saw your room makeover on DesignSponge and love it! Thank you for your post and I love the board! The dark blue and yellow are perfect contrasts. Can you tell me exactly how you attached the trim to the board? I would love to do something like this for my place.

  12. Meredith says:

    I love this!! I may need to try this in my office!!

  13. Lavender and Lilies says:

    I love it. Such a great idea!

  14. Dumbwit Tellher says:

    Perfection, and many thanks for passing on this great idea. I think there isn't one of us that wouldn't love one of those in our home. Great Valentines weekend to you xx

  15. Sarah - La Jeune Marie says:

    You and Bryn did inspiration boards this week! Loving them both! Happy Valentines Camila!

  16. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    I never saw that issue of MS, what a clever idea to use homasote!
    I still lust over those Ballard bulletin boards, but seriously – $500 for cork???
    I truly love how yours is custom-made to size and color, anyway.
    Thanks for the how-to!!

  17. AppleTree says:

    very handy you are.

  18. bazaarofserendipity says:

    You did such a great job! thanks for sharing!

  19. Haven and Home says:

    Looks great!!!!!

  20. Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow says:

    great job!

  21. Kwana says:

    Wonderful! Great job.

  22. Katie says:

    fun! great job!

  23. Bungalow Home says:

    Thanks for the step by step. Will file this away for future. It was one of my favorite features of your guest room!

  24. Red Lipstick Style says:

    I love this – I have been thinking of doing something like this for my office and now I have the instructions! Thankyou for sharing.

  25. Adrianna says:

    That room has so many beautiful colors…swoon. I love the way the board looks. As I read on I didn't know it was going to have such a POW factor. Great job!

  26. 1 Funky Woman says:

    I so love that you did this, because several years ago when Martha Stewart did this I told my husband about it. We went to I swear it was Home Depot and both my husband and the guy at the store had never heard of homasote. I am so showing my hubby this so I can say HA in his face and then give him a kiss and ask him to make one for me, lol!

    Love it!

  27. Lovely Little Nest says:

    So, what is Homasote, exactly? Do you think you could paint it like a canvas?

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  29. LKHK says:

    I didn’t know they had a special type of board for the project. That alone was worth reading about. Live the idea of using the moulding to cover the screws/nails. Thank for sharing!

  30. Ryan says:

    How did you attach the trim? This is the part that’s tripping me up.

  31. papachop says:

    All the instructions I’ve found online for this project cover the homasote in fabric. Anyone know if you can just paint it? Thanks!

    • effortless says:

      You can try and paint it, but I think it will require a lot of coats. Homasote is just compressed paper so it really eats up the paint. Hope that helps.

  32. wendy says:

    Not sure how you attach the board to a plaster and lathe wall. I want to use a 4 x 8 sheet, so it may be heavy.

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