Back with another storage solution! WOOHOO!!! This working from home malarkey has meant a lot of us have had to adapt whatever space we can at home into mini workspaces.
I have come up with a suppppperr cute DIY wall organiser design you can easily make to create your own very stylish work corner, complete with storage shelves, wipeable weekly. to-do list and clips for artwork and memos! This really is such a fun project and the end result is soooooo useful. Functional and fabulous! This can totally be customised and adapted to suit your own work space.
Here's how I made mine:
Solid Spruce Board for the backing (My board was bought pre-cut and is 850mm x 500m (Homebase)
Strip wood – the width of this will be the width of your box shelves. I am using a strip which is 2400mm x 70mm x 12mm (Homebase)
Wood glue (EVO STICK)
Sand paper 120 grit
Paint sample pots
Acrylic/Perspex sheet. I am using a sheet with pre drilled holes. (Perspex Sheet.uk)
Screw covers https://www.perspexsheet.uk/
Adhesive Vinyl https://www.happyfabric.co.uk/happyvinyl-matt.html
Wooden Clothes pegs
Paint your wooden board in any design and set aside to dry.
*TIP* You could leave your wood unpainted for a more rustic Scandi look or get super creative with paint and pens!
Measure out the wood you will need to make the box shelves. The width of the strip wood will be the width of your box shelves. It helps to sketch this out first of all so you know exactly how many pieces to cut
Cut all wood down to size using a handsaw. I’m using a mitre box to help give clean, even cuts at a right angle.
*TIP Use sandpaper to VERY GENTLY tidy up any jaggy edges. You don’t want to sand down too hard as this will alter the shape of the wood and make accurate gluing tricky. You want nice flat edges for flush gluing.
Glue the wood together using the wood glue and hold for a few seconds until the glue becomes tacky and starts to grip.
To help secure the wood pieces together further, hammer in nails, concentrating on the areas where the wood joins another piece of wood.
For a really smooth finish, fill any gaps or defects in the wood with wood filler using your finger to push the filler into the gaps and wipe off any excess with a paper towel and sand down once dry.
Paint your shelves and leave to dry.
Glue your shelves onto your board using wood glue. A spirit level will help mount these straight.
To make your wipeable planner, draw (or print) out the days of the week onto the back of adhesive vinyl (you will need to draw the letters back to front on the back of the vinyl so that when you cut them out, the coloured side will be the correct way round). Cut out strips for the divider lines, peel off the backing and stick to the Perspex.
*TIP Alternatively, you could use a clipboard and clip paper planner sheets that you print out!
Screw the Perspex to the board through the pre-drilled holes. I also clipped on some screw covers to hide the screws for a nice neat finish.
Glue on wooden clothes pegs for handy clips. You can even paint these or draw on them with pens to create a fun pattern.
*TIP – you could add anything you like to the board for extra storage, such as hooks to hang objects like tapes and scissors! So many possibilities!
Lean your planner against the wall and admire your wonderful handy work! You can stick Blu Tack to the top corners to stop the board slipping, or alternatively, to mount onto a wall securely, you will need to drill a hole through the two top corners and screw a very long screw straight through the hole and into wall plugs on the wall.