Clip(board) Art for the home

June 19, 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words and these days a frame for that picture costs about as much in dollars. I currently have 2,204 pictures on my iPhone. That’s a lotta words….. and a lotta dollars if I were to frame even just a few. Ok. Exaggeration, but the cost of frames can definitely add up. Here is my issue. I have this big wall in my house that I have had 3/4 decorated since October.  I knew I wanted pictures of family, but due to lack of inspiration, lack of sales on frames, and  lack of cooperation from my kids whenever I want to take a picture, the wall has remained barren. Lopsided. Neglected.


So I did what I do best and I consulted my peoples. My peoples = my sisters. My peoples have talents. Serious ones. It’s like asking google, but better because I know my answers will be legit.

For example:

Sister #1 – “How do you roast beets?”

Sister #4 – “Can you put together some outfit options for that wedding I have this weekend… shoes and accessories included?”

Sister #5 – “What type of cheese should I serve with this wine? Also, can I die and come back as you?”

Sister #3 – “So I have that blank wall in my house. Can I steal your clipboard wall idea? Would that work?”

It’s a pretty awesome concierge service I have going. Anyway, sister #3 gave me the thumbs up to steal her idea. Check out her super awesome creative use of wall space in her breakfast nook below:


This blank wall was in desperate need of some attention so I hopped on and the little elves delivered my 6 clipboards less than 24 hours later.


I used my best 5th grade math skills. Meaning, I broke out the ruler and calculator because, as my mom says, “Your brain goes out with childbirth” and evenly spaced the boards in rows of 3.


But…. I wasn’t feeling it.

My clipboards needed some love.

With the help of some string, dinner napkins, burlap, and twine, I naturalistically “bedazzled” my clipboards if you will:




And now we are 4 for 4.



And the top 3 reasons I love this wall:

#1. Super easy to change pictures since my kids change/grow way too fast.

#2. It cost me $12.88.

#3. My husband will be so proud that it only cost me $12.88. (and maybe that money saved will go towards plantation blinds for those window… a girl can dream……)



  • mom
    June 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    6 days in St. John w/o kids by himself , wife home with 3 kids under 4 = Blinds
    ” new math”!!

  • casey leigh
    June 19, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    lol! love your math, mom! you definitely deserve plantation shutters AND a pedicure with me on saturday!! whatdoyasay??!! looks great lin! you just reminded me to refresh my own clipboard wall with some new pictures! xoxo!

  • PS
    June 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    new math = #outofcontext

    • sisterstosons
      June 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Oh, PS, its all out of love!

  • sisterstosons
    June 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    case, im in!

  • Amyrenninger
    June 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Outofcontext … Is that a technical term
    I only know LIFO Or FIFO
    Immaterial …. ….
    Debit. Credit … NSF

    Out of context .. Unknown

  • Lisa
    June 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    “Mom”, ur a mathematical genius. What does Hubby away on “biz” all week + Kids home with stomach flu equal? I’m thinking 6 days in St. John.

    And thanks LS and Sister 3, I’m logging on to Amazon for like the 4th time today….arg!

  • sisterstosons
    June 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    cracking up lisa! Let’s leave the kids with the hubbies and go to st. john together!

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