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Friday, July 31, 2015

DIY Weekly Cork Board Organizer


Turn an old frame and cork board into the perfect weekly organizer.
I admit, I am not the most organized person.  My style of organizing involves stacking papers in piles or throwing stray toys in bags.  Yeah, not the best solution and I surely don't recommend this type of organizing.   Unfortunately, this cork organizer won't help with my paper hoarding, but it will help me stay organized from week to week.  With the start of a new school year fast approaching I needed a way to keep up with my kids schedule and this cork organizer is the perfect solution.  Once they get their class schedules I'll update the board to keep track of each of their daily school activities.  No one wants to be wearing a dress on gym days or brand new clothes on art days.


You may remember the frame that I bought from Goodwill and updated with white paint.  It's been hanging in my kitchen on my chalkboard wall begging for attention.  It wasn't until I remembered I had an old cork board in the basement that the opportunity for a DIY project evolved.
Weekly cork board organizer
I started by pulling off the cheap plastic frame then measured and cut the board to fit snug in the frame.
Weekly cork board organizer

Weekly cork board organizer
Apparently, I was a little too giddy about this next step and completely forgot to take pictures.  #bloggerfail.  At least it's not rocket science, I just cut balsa wood into strips and gave them a few coats of white paint. 
Weekly cork board organizer
After the wood was dry I attached them to the cork board using wood glue.  Not sure if that was the best option, but that's what I had on hand and it seemed to work just fine.
Weekly cork board organizer - Little House of Four
Now that everything was in place it was time to add my favorite part, the hardware!  I decided to go with these bookplates from one of my favorite hardware companies, D. Lawless Hardware.  Instead of using nails, I opted to attach them with small brads from Michaels.
Weekly cork board organizer
After the front was complete I had to figure out how to attach the cork board to the frame.  It's not pretty, but I ended up using "L" brackets in each corner.  I also added 2 sawtooth hooks for hanging.
Weekly cork board organizer
After I took care of securing the back it was time to spruce up the front.  I added days of the week labels along with fun gold and white push pins and the board was ready to be hung. 
Weekly cork board organizer

Weekly cork board organizer

Weekly cork board organizer

Weekly cork board organizer

Turn an old frame and cork board into the perfect weekly organizer.
Let's just hope that this new wall organizer actually helps keep me somewhat organized :)

Hardware for this post was kindly provided by D. Lawless hardware.


10 comments:

  1. Love it, will be trying to make one very soon as school term gets nearer!

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    1. Thanks Emma! I hope it helps you stay organized, so far it's been working great for us!

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  2. Paper is the hardest thing to keep organized, isn't it?! This is such a great idea and it turned out so cute!

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    1. I know, right? I have such a bad habit of putting mail and school papers in a pile, which then just keeps growing and growing. I need help, haha!

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  3. This is super adorable! I'm a sucker for bookplates!

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    1. Me too! I just can't get enough of them and love using them throughout my home.

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  4. It looks awesome Katie! Wow! Will be perfect for back to school...
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  5. I love how this turned out! And a project you could do with stuff you already have, can't beat that. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love this! Turned out great! Keeping organized during the school year is always a challenge, so this idea is perfect.

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  7. Love this! Would love to try it for a meal planner.
    Allie @ www.southernmothers.com

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