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