You see them all over blogland.
Inspiration boards with all kinds of beautiful designs.
I always get a little squeamish when it comes time to add the flair. I just have a hard time visualizing the end result so I went in search of an inspiration board to help me out. I ran across the Olioboard site (clever name don't you think?) and set up a free account.
It was so easy to use even a monkey could work it. (Did I just call myself a monkey?) It works a lot like Pinterest. When you find something on the web you want to add, click the Olioboard button on your tool bar and add it to your board.
I searched and found these photos of items I already had in the room:
- mirrored night stand from Pier 1
- paint color from Benjamin Moore - Santorini Blue
- tab top drapes from IKEA
- fabic added to edge of drapes - waverly nassau vine toile porcelain
But the most helpful feature of Olioboard (says me, the monkey) is the ability to actually upload your own photos. You'll just never be able to find all the items you need and it was so fun to see my furniture in the makeover.
I took a photo of my bed.....
...and then the chair and took out the background.
Making backgrounds disappear sounds a little mystical in a Hogwarts sort of way. But it is actually super easy to do, one click, and....poof....the background is gone . I'll show you just how to do this in a future post along with how I used it to do a wall grouping.
This is basically where I started, with a very blue, very empty bedroom.
Then I found a fabric for the shams that had all the colors of the room in it.
I tried out the idea of a yellow lamp on the Olioboard. It just went from there as I added pillows and accessories. It was a big confidence builder to be able to try before you buy (or spray paint your lamps).
Well, here is how the bedroom tweeking turned out.
Not bad for a monkey aehhh?? I'm on a pretty big Olioboard kick lately and I'm feelin' a lot of these posts coming on. If you've used an inspiration board please leave me a link in the comments or email. I would love to see how you have used this tool and feature your project!
Link to how-to here.
Have a sunny yellow (and blue) day!