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Fancy Frugal Life: Chalkboard Paint Organizing

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chalkboard Paint Organizing

Do you feel like as soon as the kids start school you're bombarded with kid clutter? I'm determined to keep it off the kitchen counter and here is my tiny "command station" I created by the garage door.

The white wood organizer we've had awhile from our old house and was currently stored in the garage...It was a 20$ Ross find and is actually pretty heavy and nice.

It's kinda hard to find inexpensive, attractive organizing tools so my solution was to find some plain 10$ document hangers from Office Max and paint them with my fav Krylon Chalkboard spray paint.

I also found a scrap piece of wood and sprayed that as well. We screwed 3 white hooks ($1.99 each from Hobby Lobby) to the board for some hanging storage.

I had some cute black and white scrapbook paper and used Mod Podge to apply on the sides of the document holders.

I feel so much better with an area for the kids to throw there "Stuff" after school!
The hanging space is the perfect height for them :)

Yeah for backpacks and lunches not on the floor!

Thanks for stoppin by :)



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At August 15, 2011 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Connie the crafterbug said...

I agree! I hate after school clutter,but this looks so cute that it might not be so bad after all.

At August 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Great idea! I'm going to give this a try. It would work great in my daughters room to help her organize all her school stuff.
Thanks for sharing!

At August 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Fabulous. I could do with organising our clutter (school and otherwise) in this way. Thanks for sharing.

At August 15, 2011 at 8:18 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Great idea. I love the chalkboard bins. I would love it if you would stop by and link this up at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
I hope to see you soon,

At August 15, 2011 at 11:16 PM , Blogger Chelsea said...

I love this idea!! They turned out so cute! :)

At August 16, 2011 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Brie @ Darling Doodles said...

Cute! I love "command centers" and I can't wait to make one of my own. Thanks for sharing the great idea! I'm your newest follower, came over from the link party at confessions of a stay at home mom!

Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

At August 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM , Blogger TheCraftInMe said...

Awesome ideas, thanks for sharing!

At August 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Great idea!! I put it on my FB page! :)

At August 16, 2011 at 5:45 PM , Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Love it!! Such great ideas. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

At August 16, 2011 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

Love this- what a great idea!!

At August 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM , Blogger Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com said...

Great idea. Love the backpack hooks. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now over on my blog. :) (New follower, cute blog!) :)


At August 16, 2011 at 6:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been searching for organization ideas and I love this! Great idea!!

At August 16, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yes, Linda! LOVE it! You really did such a detailed and upscale job! I am going to borrow this idea. I am leaving very very inspired!

At August 17, 2011 at 7:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea - they turned out so well too, nice job!

At August 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job!!! Mine is in Mother's Day Out for only two days and the paperwork is crazy. Cannot imagine when she actually starts school. Thanks for inspiration. Found you via PinkPostcard and am your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit if you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

At August 17, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cute! I love anything black/white and chalkboard related.

At August 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Debbiedoos said...

What a cute idea. You really spiced it up with the mod podge!

At August 17, 2011 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

This is so wonderful! It is such a useful craft, which makes all the difference in the world. Great job!

By the way, I am hosting my first link party, and would love to have you link this up to it--


At August 17, 2011 at 11:59 PM , Blogger Mami Made It said...

Fabulous idea! Love it!

At August 18, 2011 at 6:12 AM , Blogger Katie @ the terpblog said...

this is really cute! I've been looking for some document holders - this is a great idea!

p.s. found you through Southern Lovely

At August 18, 2011 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Krista-Artista said...

I love it! Very creative idea.
I found you through Southern Lovely.

At August 18, 2011 at 10:16 AM , Blogger Darby Hawley said...

Love the "his & hers" hooks!

At August 18, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH I am SO pinning this!! What great ideas! My kids are all grown and married or off to college but we are so limited on space in our tiny house that I can see this inside my basement door for organizing things. Really, inside ALL of my closet doors! Thanks for a great idea!

At August 18, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger SkinnyMeg said...

Love it, those are darling! I love the black and white!

At August 19, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Love this!! I have a little space by our garage door like that and I've never thought of utilizing it like this, very clever! It seems like I'm always needing to write a quick note about something so the chalkboard on the organizers is perfect! And the hooks for backpacks, love them! I'm for sure pinning this idea. Coming over from SunScholars Link Party.

At August 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Carrie's The Created Home said...

Love it! Your post caught my attention because I have had a plan in mind for those file organizers. Love what you came up with! Stopping over from Tatertots and Jello. Hope you stop by and say hi sometime.

At August 20, 2011 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

OMGoodness. I think we are sharing a brain this week. I'm working on exactly the same thing by our garage door. We're only a week into school, and I was going crazy trying to figure out the perfect space on our kitchen wall next to our garage door to organize their schoolwork and backpacks. Mine is going to be a little different though, I'll keep you posted. Too funny!

BTW, I love yours!


At August 20, 2011 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

These are so cute! What a great use of chalkboard paint! Love it! :) xo, Reannah

At August 25, 2011 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo cute!! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

At August 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM , Blogger DesignDazzle.blogspot.com said...

great idea! thanks for linking!

At September 6, 2011 at 3:17 AM , Blogger The Splendiferous Life said...

Great idea...love the paper choice.


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