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Fun Idea: Clipboards On The Wall

Isn’t this a fun idea? I’ve seen clipboards-as-art and storage before but in this setting, it really speaks to me.

Nice idea

Would you try this at home?

You could display:

  • Work
  • Monthly calendar
  • Only B/W photos
  • Family photos
  • Art
  • Etsy prints you love
  • Wallpaper the clipboards then clip favorite things to them
  • Favorite fabrics

via A Design for Life via Trendenser.

(image: trendenser)

Posted by decor8 in Decorating Tips on September 06, 2011

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  1. desiree - vosgesparis commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 4:45pm

    It is kinda ordered yes.. sweet ;)
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  2. Fresh Design Blog commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 4:48pm

    I love it! If I ever get a dedicated craft room, then that would look perfect on the wall.

  3. Karena commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 4:51pm

    Great idea for an inspiration Board(s)!! Office would look very chic. I would use white clipboards!

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  4. Melissa @ PomelyGrove commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 4:56pm

    Love this! I have a lot of small fabric projects and this would be perfect for keeping up with the patterns, cut fabric, etc. Thanks for sharing!

  5. EnchantedHoneyBee commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 4:58pm

    I love this! At the dollar store they have 2 clipboards for a $1. :) hmm maybe I’ll do this on my wall!

    ~ jasmine

  6. CambriaW commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:02pm

    What a great idea for a cluttered space. I might just have room for something like that. Maybe I could keep my knitted design swatches attached to the clipboards…

  7. Kristan commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:07pm

    Love love love! I would never have thought of that, but it looks great. You could also get solidly colored (or clear, or all white) clipboards to make the wall look a certain way when there’s nothing on them.
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  8. Sandra DiLeonardo commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:20pm

    Love, love, love this idea!! I’m thinking of even painting my clipboards pink and hanging them in my daughter’s room….for inspirational ideas !!

    Thanks for this!,

  9. Jana @ the Summer House commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:27pm

    I have clip boards up in several rooms. I love the texture and the ability to change things quickly.
    xo Jana
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  10. Amanda@doievenlikethis commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:42pm

    I would love this super-sized to do a giant monthly clipboard calendar (ie. a board for each day) in the style of the painted wall calendar from the movie If Lucy Fell. Would be awesome in an open loft environment.
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  11. samantha commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:44pm

    love the whole look actually, desk, the chair, the clip board idea.
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  12. Leah commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:47pm

    I think this would be perfect in my husband’s office/”man room”…he has so many old pictures–an old man fishing, a portrait of James Joyce, black and whites of his friends.

    It’s GREAT for crafting ideas, but I think it also has that stripped down, utilitarian look that would be attractive in a guy’s eye. Love it! Thanks!

  13. ana {bluebirdkisses} commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:49pm

    I would definitely try this at home! What a fantastic idea!!! I am putting this on my “to do” list fro this coming weekend. With fall in tow..I’m ready to redecorate and reorganize.

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  14. ana {bluebirdkisses} commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 5:51pm

    I love this idea!!! It is on my “to do” list for this weekend now. I am feeling the need to redecorate and organize…this is perfect!
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  15. houseofearnest commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 6:17pm

    yes! I have this in my office and just posted about it last week…I love the amount that are in your inspiration photo, however. It looks very graphic to have so many in an organized grid!
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  16. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 6:26pm

    Oh, etsy prints I love! I am in!
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  17. Kate @ change of scenery commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 7:04pm

    I love, love, love, love, LOVE this idea! I’m in the process of picking out inspiration for my craft room (well, more like nook) and this is definitely going on the top of the pile. It’s a great way to stay organized while keeping all of your unfinished projects top of mind!
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  18. Danette commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 7:49pm

    I do have that in my home, but not nearly as neat and pretty as this picture!! I have a couple of them and I move them around and change out what is displayed. I have a bunch more but the kids use them for outdoor drawing time and we have extra for their friends. I love this picture you have posted.

  19. Heather commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 9:18pm

    love this idea. I’ve been looking for a way to display studio work in a house. Might have to steal this idea. Thank you.

  20. Ada @ New York commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 10:04pm

    I LOVE it and have a similar design with clipboard in my home office. It is sooo easily accessible.
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  21. Hannah commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 10:30pm

    That’s a rather novel idea. Looks great, pretty cheap to put together too I’d imagine.
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  22. Lisa commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 10:33pm

    I got clipboard on my wall of my work space. With my favorite clips from season books of Jack Wills.

  23. Juliette commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 10:43pm

    I actually just bought some nice clipboards when I was in the US for this very purpose! =P Now I just need to decide if I’m going to dress them up or not…
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  24. janis - pinecone camp commented
    September 6th, 2011 at 10:57pm

    Very cute idea! Maybe I should get organized and get me some clipboards!
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  25. jessica commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 12:01am

    i love this! i may try this for my photography, for inspiration.
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  26. Whitney commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 12:31am

    Why yes! I would do this. I’m already collecting thrifted clipboards to hang in my creative space.
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  27. Serena {Pretty Fluffy} commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 5:05am

    This is awesome! I want to try it at work. Organisation and prettiness combined – my favourite :)

  28. Kompromisslos toll. commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 10:38am

    Sounds like a wonderful idea for our workroom. Which needs a new style urgently. I’d love to use it as a kalendar – but I know I wouldn’t do it. I think I’d show photos… Or as a mood board. Thanks for sharing, Holly!
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  29. Hella commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 1:45pm

    This is a great idea, I relly love the look of it! But I figure you need big walls to create this look, sadly, it wouldn’t work in my appartment with slanted ceilings and short walls …

  30. decor8 commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 2:17pm

    @Hella – Maybe you can try using only 3 or 5 in a straight row?

  31. Shari commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 3:25pm

    Oooohhhh….. perfect!! I love this idea, Holly!! I want to do this, or something like this, in my crafting studio….. It’s much simpler than other ideas I’ve had floating around in my head… thank you for sharing! I really, really like this.

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  32. Tina Ramchandani commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 4:34pm

    Such a simple idea, can’t belive I didn’t think of it! Thanks for sharing!
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  33. Rosa commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 6:34pm

    Yes! I am doing this with acrylic clipboards and using dry erase markers to make lists of things that are important in the home. And for posting things up on as well. Great look.

  34. Krissy commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 7:35pm

    I love clipboards for displaying art! I have a row of 5 of them in my bedroom which I’ve painted with blackboard paint. So I can draw some impromptu art on them when I choose, or I can clip up inspirational images I find as well. Love it. :)
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  35. katia commented
    September 7th, 2011 at 9:00pm

    :)’m …loving it!<3

  36. Laura Trevey commented
    September 8th, 2011 at 2:34pm

    This idea is awesome ~ I may have to try that in my studio ~ thanks!!
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  37. krista commented
    October 6th, 2011 at 2:51pm

    I really love this idea and it seems like such a great alternative to the inspiration board. One thing I dislike about art is that it’s so permanent – once it’s up, it’s up and yet this type of art can evolve and change along with your tastes at the time!

  38. Mina commented
    October 2nd, 2012 at 7:42pm

    This looks awesome! How did you adhere the clipboards to the wall like that?

  39. decor8 commented
    October 4th, 2012 at 11:33am

    @Mina: At the top of each clipboard is a looped ribbon glued to the back of the board, centered, and that loop goes around the nail.

  40. Mikella commented
    April 30th, 2014 at 10:07am

    What a great idea and so simple to create! Would make a lot of order in my office space…

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