My new rainbow board

Just before we put the finishing touches to our porch Teacher Boards got in touch and offered me the opportunity to review one of thier new range of Rainbow Boards. The two events are related, because if you remember the "spare" pigeon shelf that we didn't use in the porch after all, was destined for my soon-to-be craft room. Well, I got to thinking that a pin board in that room would be just the thing, so I was keen to see what this range could offer.

I chose the smallest size of 0.9m x 0.6m, but there's six sizes available with the largest at 2.4m x 1.2m being huge and would probably cover the whole wall in my study-cum-craft-room!  With the size sorted, all that was left was to choose a colour - there's nineteen to choose from - and decide whether to have a frame or not. 

In the end I choose not to have a frame and after receiving some samples choose light blue over teal and turquoise. When it arrived I knew I'd chosen well as it was a similar shade to the wallpaper we have used throughout the house as our base colour palette.

rainbow board my colour palette

I was surprised though to find  there were no holes. But that was easily sorted and it meant that I could choose where they would go, so they were easy to add. Marking the four holes one inch from each edge I delegated the actual hole drilling to MOH, who let's be fair relished the chance to use some power tools.

MARKING THE HOLES

MARKING THE HOLES

DRILLING THE HOLES

DRILLING THE HOLES

HOLES
FIXINGS SUPPLIED

FIXINGS SUPPLIED

Above you can see the fixings that were supplied. Because we (yes, the Royal we again) were drilling into a plasterboard wall MOH made substitutions that were appropriate - I left him to it. What I did think were very clever though was the white screw covers which, I think give a professional finish and mean I don't have to look at the screw heads. Clever hey?   

HANGING THE BOARD

HANGING THE BOARD

FIXING CLOSE-UP

So with my new rainbow notice board on the wall, there was only one thing left to do - decorate it. 

DECORATED RAINBOW BOARD

I've added the sample charts that Teacher Boards sent so you can see the range of colours available against the Light Blue that I choose.

RAINBOW COLOUR SAMPLES

I've also pinned

  • a yellow party popper I had hanging around,
  • a heart left over from my Valentines craft,
  • a cerise and white polka dot tray I've made
  • a brass and (fake) pearl name pin,
  • my first paper cut out testing my new die machine
  • a spring garden picture
  • a yellow fancily decorated egg hanging on ribbon
  • a small bag containing some perspex stamps
  • one of the bows I made a while back
  • plus some paper flowers I keep meaning to use, but I'm not sure how yet.
CRAFT ROOM WALL

I'm really pleased with my board. It arrived promptly, was good value (this board costs £36.19) and it was easy to put up despite my initial concern about the lack of holes!  I think it looks good, and I'm looking forward to using it to provide inspiration for my current and future craft projects and to brighten that corner of the room.

The study's transformation to my craft room just took another step closer!

 

This is a collaborative post with Teacher Boards who provided me with this board for the purposes of this review, all opinions are my own.

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