October 18, 2010

Kitchen Cabinet Cork Board

With the big organizational kick I've been on lately, I've made strides in organizing some of our household paperwork, but I'm not finished yet.  The hanging letter bin I picked up at a yard sale, has given us a place to stash the mail we want to keep in easy reach, but we still needed a place to temporarily store little items like an important receipt, shopping lists, or post it note reminders for each other.  Luckily one of my favorite blogs, Young House Love, had the perfect solution- a cork board hidden inside of their kitchen cabinet:

To recreate this clever kitchen storage idea, I picked up this four-pack of cork board tiles for a few dollars at AC Moore.

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I was initially going to hang three cork tiles vertically, a la my Young House Love inspiration, but I realized that eight tiles would be the perfect height and width to fit snugly inside of my kitchen cabinet, so I bought a second pack of cork board and got to work.

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The cork board came with double sided adhesives, so I simply pressed them onto the cork board and then to the inside of my cabinet.

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In just five minutes, I had the perfect kitchen cork board!

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Okay, so the notes in my cork board might be staged (pssttt...we don't really know a Mary), but we were so excited to use it we had to tack something up!  Feel free to call us "tacky," because we love this easy kitchen organization solution!


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11 comments:

Sherry @ Young House Love said...

Love it!

xo,
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Chris said...

What a sweet idea! I need to try this in my kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

Condo Blues said...

I use the inside of my kitchen cabinets too. I have holders for lids stuck/screwed/chewing gummed to the inside of my kitchen cabinets.

Lacey said...

Most excellent idea! I have to try this out on my kitchen cabinets! Thanks for the inspiration!

Robin said...

Great idea. I have a few of those cork squares sitting around. Guess what I'll be doing this afternoon LOL

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

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Stephanie said...

I LOVE IT! No more taped up cupboard doors for me!

The Mom said...

How are these holding up for you? I love this idea & used your link to check out purchasing the cork boards but there was only one review...and it was negative :( I trust your opinion more than joe shmoe's, so...does it still work for you? Are they thick enough?

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Great question! These are holding up very well for me. It's true that the cork tiles are not very thick, so I only use small thumbtacks with them. The adhesive squares the tiles came with create a little gap between the cabinet and the cork, which gives some more wiggle room to ensure the tacks won't go into the actual cabinet door. If the thickness is really important to you, it might be better to try a thicker cork, but these are working well for me. Thanks for the question!

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am definitely delighted to find this. cool job!

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am really delighted to find this. great job!