Monday, January 30, 2012

Pantry - magnets & dry erase

In an effort to keep the front of my refrigerator looking clutter-free, I came up with this solution: Use the inside of the pantry doors! I bought a piece of sheet metal at Lowe's. I measured the inside of the pantry door and sniped the metal to that size. I used an epoxy to adhere it to the inside of the door. Now, I can keep all the cluttery things I love (random photos, magnets, notes, drawings, etc.) out of plain sight. I still see them all day long because I am always opening the pantry doors. It would be cute to put the metal down low for the children to play with!

On the other side of the pantry I wanted to paint chalk board paint - but chalk is forbidden in the house (says husband). So, I thought dry erase board. I bought this frame at a garage sale for 50 cents. It had plexi-glass in it which I almost threw away at the time. It is much lighter than glass and worked perfect for my dry erase board. I put some 3M tape on the bottom so the frame wouldn't clank around every time I open & shut the door. Every day there is a different note from Ella about her cat Marbles!


  1. I love both these ideas! Great up-cycling of SPACE. Good show.

    And what on earth could Husband have against chalk? Hmmm.

  2. Looks great! What did you use to trim the edges of the sheet metal?