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I have been seeing wire grid vision boards everywhere these past few months and fell in love with them. I had been thinking about getting a cork board to pin some inspiring pictures, but then I saw the following one on My Paradissi. I really liked the steel look and how the squares had bigger openings.
After reading My Paradissi’s post, and then checking out how to make a DIY Wire Utensil Rack on A Beautiful Mess, I felt ready to try it out for myself. I grabbed my best friend and went to Home Depot to buy this remesh sheet. The sheet is 42″ by 84″, which is 3.5′ by 7′, so I definitely recommend going with a friend or two, and bringing a big car. We managed to fit the sheet in a Subaru Outback, but it was uncomfortably close to the back of our heads.
I also bought these bolt cutters from Home Depot to cut the mesh. You can get the 14 in. or 24 in. ones. I decided to go with the 24 in. ones because I liked the longer handle, but I think the 14 in. bolt cutter would work just as well. You could also use a metal grinder like A Beautiful Mess does. Although I didn’t use the goggles shown, I do recommend wearing safety glasses just in case.
After I finally got the wire mesh back to my room, I grabbed the bolt cutters and cut a 36″ by 48″ grid to make my vision board. I used some disinfectant wipes to clean the grid and remove rust. The sheet I bought was pretty clean, so I didn’t need a stronger cleaner. I loved the look of the steel, so I decided not to paint my grid. If you decide to paint it, however, A Beautiful Mess has great instructions!
After cleaning the grid, I hung it up using small command hooks at the top and bottom (hidden by the bed unfortunately). I then wrapped two sets of string lights around the grid and hung up some pictures using small binder clips.
And Voilà! Here is the finished product!
In the end, I spent about $34, which is still a lot cheaper than premade ones!
Let me know what you guys think in the comments! Come back next Sunday to see what I did with the other half of the wire grid!
Plein de bisous,
A Bonnie Bon