A few weeks ago, as part of my office revamp with Makr, I made a nailhead trim pin board. It was super easy to throw together, looks so clean and simple, and gives me lots of room for pinning up visual inspiration.

I originally planned to buy a big piece of wood and cover it using a thin roll of cork board, but when I was at Home Depot, the guy helping me suggested Hushboard, which is used as housing insulation, but is similar in feel to cork. It was much cheaper than my original idea, and it turned out perfectly!

Here’s what I did.


  • square of hushboard (mine was 40″x40″)
  • 1 1/4 yards of gray cotton or linen 
  • 3 containers of nail head tacks
  • picture hangers
  • staple gun
  • hammer
  • measuring tape
1. Lay your fabric flat on your hushboard.  Fold over the back and staple in place, pulling tight. [tip: start with opposite corners, pulling tight, and then move to the other sides].
2. Once the fabric is secured, it’s time to put in the tacks. Lay your measuring tape flat on your board, using it as a spacing guide, then hammer the tacks in place [make sure you’re on a surface that’s safe to hammer on!]
3. Add picture hangers on the back and hang up on the wall! 
. . . . . . . . . . . 
it’s the end of the month over on Babble! These are a few things I’ve written!
8 gorgeous pieces in BLUSH (which is totally the color of the moment, don’t you think?)
Can’t figure out how to properly cuff your jeans with your ankle boots? I did a whole series about it. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
And since we’re on the subject of ankle boots, how about learning how to style them with skirts? Part 1 of that series is right here — the rest is coming next month!
Picking the right accessories is key to a good outfit. Try this guide for choosing the right necklace for your top’s neckline!
Occasionally I do tutorials over on Babble too! This one is a super easy lace pocket refashion


  1. This is super cute! Great job on this!

  2. Anna D Kart says:

    Great job on this! How useful and very inspiring… Now I need to go nail something in my house lol

  3. Erica McLeod says:

    This turned out great! Well done. I love the Babble post with the blush pieces, too. I am really loving blush lately and I don't have any pieces yet.

  4. Thanks for sharing the tip about the Hushboard! I've been wanting to make one of these for over my desk. Your's turned out great!

  5. Franziska says:

    I know what I'll be doing as soon as classes are done. Thank you for the quick and easy tutorial!

  6. Esmée says:

    Very nice Merrick. I surely want to make this in my future home.

  7. Moriah says:

    Hey, this is wonderful and you have a great blog! Do you have any tips on getting more blog readers?

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