Today is the big day we announce the winner of our HUGE power tool giveaway! We were floored with the response we got on this one… over 700 entries? CRAZY! May I have a drumroll please? Thanks to random.org doing our dirty work, our randomly selected winner is:
#97 ~ KristyB
And for those of you that didn’t win, do not dismay! RYOBI’s not going anywhere and we have some more power tool giveaway’s in the works! …so STICK AROUND darn it!
It’s no secret that I hate paper clutter. We created this to organize receipts, and this for displaying Christmas cards, wedding invites, birthday cards, photos of nieces and nephews, etc. And then, obviously, THE GARBAGE is for junk mail. But sometimes, there is still paper clutter that doesn’t have a home…. random business cards, invites that I need to RSVP to, receipts that I’m saving for returns, ETC ETC ETC!
I love what YHL did when they put corkboard on the inside of their kitchen cabinet, and I picked up some cork squares the other day to finally make this happen. I wasn’t planning on making it pretty or bothering to blog about it… but then I realized that it could be made to be cute. And why not? WHY NOT… I ask you?
I gathered some random fabric scraps, and laid them out in an order that I liked.
I snatched up two wood squares that were leftover from our upholstered headboard and they happened to be a PERFECT FIT on my cabinet door! You could also use corrugated cardboard for this too!
Next I cut the first fabric into a strip and wrapped it around the top of the board and stapled it on the back like so:
I did the same with the next strip, except I only had to staple the two edges on the back… then on the front I stapled it all the way across along the bottom of the fabric strip.
See how it makes a little pocket?
I continued to do this all the way down, using up my various strips of fabric, and overlapping the previous strip by an inch or so.
And the last strip got wrapped around the bottom just like the very top one did. Sorry about the lighing in these photos my friends. There was no natural light available.
I wanted to do something a little bit different on my second square of wood. I picked one of my fave fabrics (that I scored at a thrift store!) and cut it just large enough that I could wrap all the sides around the piece of wood.
Then I took some twine, rick rack and lace, laid them out how I wanted them, and stapled the corners around the back side. For the twine, I tied the edges in knots so the staple would hold it on the back.
For you crazies that get some kind of sick pleasure out of seeing other people’s messy house… this one’s for you!
SO! I’m finally ready to mount these suckers onto the cabinet! Had Nick been home, he would have found some brilliant way to attach them to the cabinet that would have been both secure and invisible. But he wasn’t home. And I NAILED them on!
See that blank space between the squares? I cut my corkboard to fit in there all snug-like… (ala Young House Love), and used the adhesive squares that came with the corkboard to stick it on there.
Nick opened the cabinet to make coffee this morning, and said… ‘oh wow! How functional!’ And that was his only thought on the matter. But I like it because it’s pretty too.
You could do this in a frame as well… just ditch the glass and use the backing of the frame to wrap your fabric around!
One step closer to feeling a little more organized! Me-loves-it.