Friday, April 23, 2010
In an effort to cut down on the amount of paper ephemera (don't that just make it sound lovely, darling?), I figured I needed a bulletin board of some sort. Two vintage lovelies later, both of which became covered in the boys' artwork, I decided I needed another space so I could actually SEE my reminders. I remembered reading a magazine that put corkboard on the door of the kitchen cabinet and I figured, wouldn't it be better to put it inside the door, where it doesn't make my kitchen look and feel that much smaller. So, to the Lowes I went, where I bought a four pack of cork (with included adhesive tabs), all for under $5 bucks.
Here it is, a super cheap, super easy, super decluttering DIY. Okay, I guarantee it will force you to sort your mini-paper clutters, but technically it kind of hides it. That is a good thing, especially if you are like me and need like three different reminders of the kids dentist appointment. I chose to use my drinking glass cabinet, because we open it repeatedly everyday. Lots of exposure = remember. Well, that is my theory and I am stickin' to it.
1. My cabinet door inset was about 11.25" wide x 23.25" tall. First, I put up the four adhesive tabs in the four corners of the door inset. Then, I held up a cork square and estimated the two adhesive tabs for the middle.
NOTE: be sure to keep the paper on the adhesive, or the cork will stick while you are measuring.
3. Peel back adhesive protectors and stick up cork square #1.
here. So cute.
I had extra cork squares, so I loaded up the spice cabinet, too. Perfect for writing down those spices you still need to order... (p.s. ignore the catastrophe that is my spice cabinet, sorry)