I have been wanting a message center for my kitchen for awhile now. Brad and I had discussed him making one, but if you know my husband, then you know he can procrastinate. I spent some time looking around online to see if I could order one, but I could not find one that had the exact elements I wanted that was also cute. So, I thought I'd take it upon myself to make one. There's a bare "wall" on the cabinet that surrounds my fridge that is the perfect spot.
I did not take step by step photos because I honestly wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, so you'll have to settle for my after shots and some instructions.
I bought a roll of chalkboard vinyl and a roll of cork at Michaels. I also picked up a 12" x 24" sheet of wood, about 1/3" thick. (I also bought picture hanger stuff so that we can hang it up). The chalkboard vinyl already had a sticky backing. To attach the cork, I ran it through my Creatopia permanent adhesive roller. I used some cute ribbon to cover the seam where the cork and chalkboard meet.
I used Scrabble tiles (flea market!) to put "Notes" at the top of the chalkboard part.
I used two of the Scrabble letter holders, attached to the board with E-6000 glue, to hold the chalk and dry erase marker. The letters are alpha punch outs - I've had a huge stack for years. I used scrap paper to make the border lines, but you could also use ribbon.
I bought these cute tic-tac-toe push pins at Staples for $1.49. Love them!
I used some of my paper scraps to cut little note cards, which I then laminated using my Xyron Creative Station, so that we can write on them with a dry erase marker. When all that was done I added some sticky flower embellishments to the top of the chalkboard to finish it off.
I am really happy with how it turned out. Brad likes it too. I don't have a photo, but for underneath this, I picked up a wood, wall mount magazine sorter at the flea market for just $1!
Once this is on the wall I will post pictures. I need to wait for Brad to hang it up (because I don't dare put any kind of holes in my house, anywhere!).
Some of the supplies used: