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How to Make a Felt Message Board

You know those super cool vintage message boards you’re seeing across Instagram right now? I REEEALLY wanted one for my place, but the trouble was I couldn’t find one thrifting, and I couldn’t afford the price tag of a new one, so I decided to pitch a DIY version to Apartment Therapy for my monthly tutorial. They were on board with the idea, so I got to work right away, because (to be honest) I pitched the project without any idea how I was actually going to make it. Yikes! That’s not how I normally roll, but something told me I could figure this one out. Plus, I wanted one so bad, I’d make sure I figured it out.

There was only one tutorial out there on the subject, and it was by an engineering student who very precisely CNC routed a wood slotted skeleton frame to tuck the felt fabric in to + he built his own finished frame. Though it was a great tutorial, it involved far too much math and industrial equipment for my liking, and I knew there had to be a way to make one without all the industrial equipment.

Learn how to make a cool vintage felt message board for your home or Insta-feed! Learn how to make a cool vintage felt message board for your home or Insta-feed!

So here’s the skinny on the message board. After a few trial and error attempts with other materials, I found that square wood dowels work the best in building a framework for the message board. Then by tucking the felt in between the slats, you form the ribs that the letters plastic letters stick to. (I used these letters that I found on Amazon. They give that vintagey look…..aaaannd they’re the most affordable option I’ve found.) If you’re interested in rocking this project for yourself, head over to Apartment Therapy for all the details!

Learn how to make a cool vintage felt message board for your home or Insta-feed! Learn how to make a cool vintage felt message board for your home or Insta-feed!

Learn how to make a cool vintage felt message board for your home or Insta-feed! Learn how to make a cool vintage felt message board for your home or Insta-feed!

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7 In DIY/ Interiors

Backyard ReDesign: Before & After Reveal

On the heels of the backyard inspiration I shared earlier this week, today is the final reveal of our backyard redesign! As you guys know, we partnered up with Apartment Therapy for a Renovation Diary this Spring, and you can read all about it here. I’m well aware that  everybody loves a good ‘before & after’ (including me!), so let’s just cut to the chase. Check out the backyard as it were when we purchased the home. Lots o’ potential, just needed some major lovin’.

BEFORE

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space!

 

 

AFTER

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Image Credit: Kory Kevin Studio

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! 12-kory-kevin-studio Image Credit: Kory Kevin Studio

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Image Credit: Kory Kevin Studio  

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Image Credit: Kory Kevin Studio

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Image Credit: Kory Kevin Studio

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! Image Credit: Kory Kevin Studio

We’re super happy with how everything came together, and want to extend a warm thanks to Apartment Therapy and Kory Kevin Studio (@korykevin) for collaborating with us on the project!

Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space! GET THIS LOOK! Peek into our backyard for full before and after details of our backyard redesign, including where to source everything for your own outdoor space!

 

  1. Sconces
  2. Bistro Lights
  3. Gooseneck Light
  4. Blanket Throw
  5. Captain Dining Chairs
  6. Dining Table
  7. Patio Umbrella
  8. Adirondack Chairs
  9. Tall Black Planter
  10. Lantern
  11. Bistro Chairs
  12. Mat

 For more renovation projects check out our on-going Francois Renovates Series!

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1 In DIY/ Interiors

Backyard Design Inspiration

 At long last! I’m sharing the details of the backyard redesign we did with Apartment Therapy. And today I’m starting with the inspiration that motivated the design. Afterall, that’s where every project begins: with an idea or notion about how a space could be better. Oui? To be 1 billion percent honest, we had a hard time finding visual imagery that captured the backyard design inspiration what we were envisioning, but eventually found a few gems that got the juices flowing!

Check back this weekend as I’ll be sharing full before & after photos of the completed project!

Looking for some backyard design inspiration? Come see what we're cooking up for ours!

Charming Dining Patio | Terra Cotta Pots | Adirondack Fire Pit | Winding Paver Path

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Claire & Jeffrey’s Inspiring Kitchen Reno

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Since Ken and I started seriously talking about buying/renovating in Minneapolis, I’ve developed a heightened sense of awareness for home renovation stories, especially those with impeccable style!

In April 2013, fellow Minneapolites, Claire and Jeffrey shared their DIY Kitchen renovation with Apartment Therapy, and not only was I brimming with Minneapolis pride to see these two local creatives featured on one of the original lifestyle and design blogs, but also super inspired by their kitchen’s massive overhaul and transformation. Check out their entire reno process, budget! and more before/after shots here! Continue Reading →


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