23 April 2013

D-I-Y Corkboards, Keys, Basket & Clipboard (part 5 of the fridge organization series)

Welcome to the fifth installment in the "fridge organization" series! Now that I've finished the magnetic and picture boards, I need to add a place to "pin" things (other than Pinterest!), hang car keys, and have pens and paper handy.

D-I-Y Corkboards, Keys, Basket & Clipboard (part 5 of the fridge organization series) - organize your fridge/kitchen! Make sure you can find a pen and paper when you need it! I'll show you how I did it!

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Here's the breakdown:

D-I-Y Corkboards, Keys, Basket & Clipboard (part 5 of the fridge organization series) - organize your fridge/kitchen! Make sure you can find a pen and paper when you need it! I'll show you how I did it!

Corkboards: I found a set of three cork trivets at IKEA for $2.99 - and they were perfect for this project! Do I hang them as is? Do I cover them in fabric? How do I attach them to the cabinet? I finally decided to just use a nail to attach them to the cabinet. We have this crayon-type thing that fills in small holes and matches the cabinet finish, so I'm not worried about hiding the holes later on, if needed.

Key Hooks: My original idea for hanging the car keys was to attach metal cup hooks to the bottom of one of the frames. But I couldn't find silver, and I didn't want gold. I know, I know - that's pretty picky. And I didn't want to try to paint little cup hooks. So I decided to just go with 3M Command Hooks. I already had some, and they wouldn't mar the finish of the cabinet.

Pen Basket: For the basket to hold pens, I decided to use one of the Longaberger baskets that I've had for years. It has a wall hanger on the back, so it was just a matter of putting a small nail in the cabinet.

Clipboard: For the paper, I used a small clear clipboard that I purchased a few years ago from A Touch of Whimsy (I don't think this particular item is available any longer, but she has adorable stuff!). I'm out of the custom paper, so I'll need to order some of that - but in the meantime, I just put a small pad of paper on it.

I added the calendar (my favorite one is the Blue Sky Calendar, and the 15x12 size is what fits in my space), and that's it! I like it!

D-I-Y Corkboards, Keys, Basket & Clipboard (part 5 of the fridge organization series) - organize your fridge/kitchen! Make sure you can find a pen and paper when you need it! I'll show you how I did it!

Total cost of this project: $2.99 (because I already had everything except the cork trivets)

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the final installment - and pictures of how everything looks together! Let me know if  you used any of these ideas or what you do to organize your fridge/kitchen! Leave a comment or snap me - I'm enjoythevue on Snapchat!

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