Written on August 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm , by Kate
I love an easy do-it-yourself project, especially one everyone can do! This project provides hidden organization inside a cabinet in your kitchen, mudroom, or office, and you can customize it with your favorite fabric for a fun pop of color like this cheerful Ikat inside a computer armoire I recently painted.
Supplies you will need: cork tiles from an office supply store; cotton fabric of choice; box cutter or X-acto knife; stapler; multipurpose glue for securing different surfaces; push pins.
1. Remove the cabinet door so you can work with it laying flat on a table, and determine the desired width of your fabric covered memo board. If you have an inset on the back of your cabinet, it helps to work with that dimension, if not, simply pick a point an inch or two away from the edges so the new memo board won’t interfere with proper closing of the cabinet. Carefully trim tiles with a box cutter or X-acto knife to your desired width.
2. Lay your trimmed cork tiles on top of your pressed fabric and trim, allowing two inches to wrap around on each side.
3. Attach the fabric to the cork tiles with an office stapler, make sure the fabric lays flat and doesn’t wrinkle as you work your way around.
4. Apply a healthy amount of strong glue (one designed to adhere to multiple surfaces) to the backs of your cork tiles.
5. Carefully rotate the fabric covered cork tiles and place them on top of the inside of the cabinet door. Use heavy canned goods or quarts of paint to weigh down the cork on top of the cabinet door and allow glue to set for 24 hours.
6. Reattach your door to your cabinets for a customized fabric covered memo board you can use for calendars, reminders, or mementos.
An inexpensive and easy way to add a little organization to your day!
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