Is your kitchen a mess? Your counters cluttered? Your fridge frosted with sticky notes? Help is here. This four-door pantry is designed to keep a household organized -- as well as to store food. Lower doors are dressed in materials that are fun for kids (a chalkboard and magnetized display board), while the top two doors hold office supplies, coupons, and other adult-friendly materials. Read on to find out how to tackle four separate storage tactics for your pantry's cabinet doors.
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- Cut a piece of pegboard to fit the recessed portion of the door interior.
- Attach a frame of lath strips to back of the pegboard edges, using wood glue and brads or staples. (The frame creates enough space between the door surface and the pegboard so you can insert storage hooks into the pegboard holes.) Secure the pegboard to the door with wood glue. Clamp overnight until dry.
- Equip the pegboard with hooks for hanging office supplies, such as a tape dispenser, file cabinet keys, coupons, and bins for holding small items, such as paper clips and stamps.
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- Trim a sheet of adhesive-back cork to fit the recessed portion of the door interior, using a straightedge and a utility knife. (Note that you can also use double-sided tape to hold cork in place.)
- Peel off the backing and adhere the cork to the door.
- Use push pins to hold tickets, paint chips, lists, and other items in place.
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