The Design Wall Goes Up!

It was such an exciting weekend for me! My design wall was installed on Sunday by my hubby! He labored with love over it while he could have been watching some kind of sports program. I know a design wall is not normally as exciting as this, but if you saw the one in my old house you would be so happy for me! I’ve gone from flannel attached with velcro to the closet door, to one that I can pin into, and step back from to see how things look! Imagine that!

I’m using a product called Celotex Board, recommend by my photographer Gregory Case, recommended to him by Freddy Moran. I’m I could go on and on as to who recommended it to who, but I only know these two people. I’m sure you’re grateful! If you are interested in finding this board yourself here’s the link

My design wall is at the top of the stairs on one of those walls you never know what to do with. It’s perfect for my needs!

Now for the photos! These tell it all!



Celotex Board attached with screws to the wall. 2 pieces of 4 x 8 board, joined down the center, cut out around the plug and patched with Spackle. It’s so ugly at this stage that my husband thought I was nuts!


Celotex board after being painted, and trim attached to the edges. Even the wall plug is still accessible! Now I can pin directly into the board or, if I want to use flannel I can pin the flannel on first!


A sneak peak at my prize drafting table. It’s double sided and antique! My find of the year! You can see it peaking out in the photos above, so I thought I’d show you the whole thing. I’ve ordered a princess chair (you know, one of those that has fabric going to the floor and a bow on the back), but it’s still several weeks away from arriving.

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  • from little acorns - Wonderful design wall!. . . yea hubby! Anne, you are going to have the studio that is the envy of us all. . . it is shaping up to be beautiful! (Like it would end up any other way. . . ?)
    Love, love , love the antique drafting table(s). What a find! And I had to laugh when I saw the pink wire basket/bag on the floor beside it. . . I saw it on ‘Cute Pink Stuff’ & when I wnet back to buy it. . . it was sold. . . I should have known you ended up with it! LOL!
    xo, – BrenReplyCancel

  • gloria g. - What a lucky girl you are! It is beautiful! Yes, a design wall can be a beautiful thing! And that table!!!! Wow! I love it. Many happy hours in your new studio ahead.

    fondly, gloria g. Richards, TXReplyCancel

  • Rabbit Hill Creations - Hi Anne, just stopping by to say hello. Great design wall & love your drafting table! ToniReplyCancel

  • blop - Love your drafting table..that is a great find.
    I use polar fleece instead of flannel on my design wall. Fabrics stick very well w/o pins and it is so easy to lint roll the little bits and pieces of threads that can end up there(at least in my world, there are lots of loose threads, but probably not in yours..:D).
    Your studio is shaping up nicely and bet you are anxious to get it finished.ReplyCancel

  • sara - I can not wait to see you finalized studio, what a trea to see your pics as it all comes together!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Fabulous design wall. I don’t know why I never thought of Celotex. I used to use it as a bulletin board material, covered with fabric, back when I was a kindergarten teacher. It is the perfect thing to use for a design wall. Now, if I only had a spare wall to mount such a thing….ReplyCancel

  • The Feathered Nest - Hello Anne, Wow! I have enjoyed strolling through your entire blog!! You are so talented and I am honored that my little bird will be in your new home. Thank you for your sweet compliment on the little thing and I do hope you’ll be pleased. I’ll mail him out Monday ~ Thank you again xxoo, DawnReplyCancel