The wall in our kitchen nook needed some help. I had so many papers and crafts coming home with the kids that I didn’t know what to do with them, so I started off putting our favorites ones up on our once blank wall with thumb tacks. Then I started trying to organize them for each child. Then we added “Focus Charts” (our version of chore charts along with some heart focus points).
Our poor wall was beginning to look like a pincushion from all the tacks I’d used on it. I wanted a more permanent solution that looked organized and was easily modified as the kids grew and changed.
I went searching on Pinterest for ideas. I liked the idea of multiple square boards, some being cork boards, and some being magnetic white boards. I took measurements of our wall, and then sketched out what I wanted it to look like.
From Amazon, I chose these two items:
Here’s what I did next to install them:
- Marked the wall with board locations for mounting, figuring in the size of gaps and size for the boarders on the top, bottom and sides.
- Using the dining room table, I put the boards into the configuration I wanted.
- I then mounted the boards onto the wall (they come with adhesive tape for mounting). Having a small level on hand really helps.
- Then I used tacks and magnets, along with some color coded binder clips, to hang our kids projects and Focus Charts up.
We’ve had these boards up on our wall for over 2 years and they’ve held up really well.
What are some ways you’ve made use of empty wall space in your home?
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