I think the truth lies somewhere in between. As I’m clearing the purple walls of the bedroom I’ve called home for the past 25 years, this board of inspiration was one of the first pieces to go. Luckily, when I say “go” I don’t mean “go into the garbage” (like many of its decor counterparts). I mean “go to the Longview Lodge”, where it will be home to a whole new cluster of “inspiration”.
Clearing the gosh darn thing was probably the hardest part, emotionally and physically of course.
After that exhaustion, I moved on to sanding the border in order for the new paint to stick to the surface. As much as I loved the purple and black combo in its hay-day, I’ve come to the conclusion that there will be no purple or black in the new digs… ever.
I taped off the cork board to ensure that it would not be victim to any stray drips.
I painted the border with some left over primer I had laying around, and eventually, added two coats of white paint.
Either way, I’m loving the Longview Lodge’s new command center! With a few fun accessories, this board is now a center for schedules, mail, and all things organized. I picked up the pin-up bin from Target. For about $9, this bin adds color, cuteness, and some necessary storage. Talk about a triple threat.