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  1. Preppy Little Dress

    February 12th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Great idea, love it!!

  2. LindsB

    February 12th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    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

    February 12th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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

  4. Bromeliad

    February 12th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Great idea – a memo board done large.

  5. Catbird

    February 12th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    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

    February 12th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    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

    February 12th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I love it! It looks great!

  8. Elizabeth

    February 12th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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

  9. Cristin

    February 12th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Gresat look! Love the yellow rick rack!


  10. thewelcomehome

    February 12th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    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

    February 12th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    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

    February 12th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

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

  13. Lavender and Lilies

    February 12th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I love it. Such a great idea!

  14. Dumbwit Tellher

    February 12th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    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

    February 12th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

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

  16. MyLittleHappyPlace

    February 12th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    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

    February 12th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    very handy you are.

  18. bazaarofserendipity

    February 12th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    You did such a great job! thanks for sharing!

  19. Haven and Home

    February 13th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Looks great!!!!!

  20. Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow

    February 13th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    great job!

  21. Kwana

    February 14th, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Wonderful! Great job.

  22. Katie

    February 14th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    fun! great job!

  23. Bungalow Home

    February 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    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

    February 15th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    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

    February 17th, 2010 at 4:13 am

    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

    February 17th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    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

    February 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

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

  28. Anonymous

    March 5th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

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  29. LKHK

    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    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

    May 18th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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

  31. papachop

    July 30th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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

  32. effortless

    July 30th, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    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.

  33. wendy

    April 19th, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    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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