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over and out

By 10/02/2009


happy weekending young people.

i'm on the road, headed back home for the weekend. engagement party, shopping for clients, furniture scouting and introducing rowdy to my parent's two new baby kittens.

before i go:
1 - lonny. it was gorgeous, but hard to read. i had trouble zooming and moving around the page. don't feel like i saw everything i wanted to, like i could in a real scented glossy.
2 - i need big cheap bulletin boards. BIG. any recommendations?
3 - it's fall!

18 comments

  1. Totally agree re: Lonny. Loved it, but need it in print. I will pay.

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  2. Yes, I agree about Lonny. They did a great job, though.

    Try a teachers' store maybe? Not sure if they would be cheaper.

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  3. Have a great weekend, sounds like great plans! fully agree with ya about Lonny, kept being frustrated when trying to zoom in and out, wishing I could just hold it in my hands!

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  4. Okay, Regarding the bulletin boards. I don't know how big you want or what your budget is, but i will tell you what I did.

    I bought rolled cork online, they have several different lengths and widths. They also sell the adhesive. Then I got sheets of plywood (I told you it was BIG) adhered the cork to the plywood, then nail the corked sheets to the wall (with nail gun) then we got some MASSIVE crown and trimmed it out, so it looked framed. It was GORGEOUS! I think we spent around $300 total.

    If you aren't handy or don't have the tools, Best-Rite also sells a very wide range of sizes!

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  5. jamie i feel you could make a huge bulletin board yourself no probs. probably bionic with your skillz.

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  6. How about taking a pallete and then throwing cork/insulation over it and then cover it with a layer of cheese cloth before a fabric you like?

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  7. You could use fabric-covered Homasote like Martha. I've used it before and it works great.

    http://shisomama.wordpress.com/2007/05/22/how-to-homasote-bulletin-board/

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  8. That's exactly how I felt about Lonny. Fabulous but not easy. Have a great weekend!

    PS I am the crazy lady who spoke to you outside NoFo last weekend!!

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  9. I agree with Lonny. I had trouble seeing everything I wanted to see, too.

    In re bulletin boards, check out Darby's post. Her bulletin board is HUGE, and while she got hers through a freight company or something, the brand is Best-Rite.

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  10. I use homasote from Home Depot. It's used for insulation I think. They are huge sheets and you have them cut down.

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  11. oh, thanks for the tip yal! that's what i'll do.

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  12. if you click on view full size it helps a lot...I didn't seem to have any problems. a big screen probably helps too. But I full-on agree that a good shelter mag should be tangible - virtual just doesn't cut it.

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  13. Jamie - gator board is a FABULOUS option for a bulletin board, and you can have it cut to size. I am looking into getting a huge sheet for my studio so I can make a giant vision board. They sell at most art supply stores.

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  14. Lonny: boo, hiss. I'll take the blog format any day over it. I like snacking on your tidbits.

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  15. Sadly, totally agree with Lonny....gave up 3/4 in because I was stick of waiting for fuzzy pages to load.

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  16. Hi Jamie,
    I am with you on Lonny. Love it though.

    Bulletin board, in a massive size? In most artist studios, we get something called Homosote.
    Google Homosote buttetin boards and be happy. At home, you can cover it with a linen (after spraying it with an adhesive) and have it mounted. Think Martha Stewart.

    Marybeth

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  17. Acoustic ceiling tiles are easier to find than sheets of homosote in these parts. I covered my 36 x 46 "board" with white twill and promptly covered that with the flotsam and jetsam of life.

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  18. Instead of big expensive bulletin boards I use cork circular table mats from Ikea, covered in fabric and dotted around the wall. Much cheaper, easy to add to and pretty-looking into the bargain!

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