DIY Home: Vision Board for Hopes & Goals

by Landis Carey on April 19, 2011

Oh, this post has been so long in the coming. I’ve been working on this antique frame for several weeks. It needed multiple coats of spray paint to begin with and then once I assembled our Vision Board, I realized it needed another. Between the rain, our flooded garage and needing a well-ventilated place to paint, it just took longer than I hoped.

If you didn’t catch last week’s DIY Home: Easy-to-Assembe Homasote Bulletin Boards, take a peek. Our Vision Board is a continuation of that DIY.

What is a Vision Board, you ask?

Think bulletin board for the hopes and goals of your life. It’s not a place to tack-up your plumber’s number or stick a to-do; rather, it’s a place to pull together all the things you hope for and work for during a season or a year. Post home improvement projects you want to save for or a picture that represents that vacation you’re so needing.

We included¬†an image of a beautiful beach; we’re really in need of a vacation to somewhere warm where we can relax, sun and read. We also tacked-up a picture of a sail boat, another activity we hope to do in the coming season. There are food festivals we want to attend in our great Garden State and we’re also saving to paint the exterior of our home. And no, we’re not choosing the yellow/green color; instead, our home will someday have a light gray exterior.

What You Need


  1. Once you’ve acquired a frame or located an old one laying around your home, spruce it up. Nothing in our home says antique, but I loved this frame so much that I gave it a new spicy life with black lacquer paint.
  2. Assemble your Homasote Bulletin Board according to your frame’s dimensions.
  3. Fit your bulletin board inside your frame and secure.
  4. Hang your Visionary Board in a space you visit everyday. Pick a place out of the way of your home’s incoming traffic, but one where you can be reminded on a daily basis of what you’re working towards.
  5. Gather the family and fill your board with your goals, visions, and hopes. We did, and it was a fun Sunday activity!

As time passes the images that represent our goals and dreams will change, so we’ll swap them out as our visions evolve.

What will you include on your Vision Board?

(Images: Landis Carey)


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