Friday, April 2, 2010
Wall Organizer (PB Knock off)
Love it...$149.00....can't have it....
3'x 4' luan (cut at Home Depot)
1" x 2" pine cut into 2 pieces at 3' and 2 pieces at 4'
Burlap 11/2 yds
Cork to fit luan (I used 12-12"cork tiles at Walmart)
2 dowels cut to 3' each
First I glued cork tile and then burlap to the luan.
Next, the most time consuming, was the stenciling.
I used the cricut for the letters and numbers.
I free-handed the "Fragile" and the rectangle.
The circle was my iced tea maker lid dipped in paint.
(Shhh..it came clean in the dishwasher!)
The 1' x 2' boards ( the 4'lengths) were drilled and rowdered at 24" from the bottom on both sides and then 3 more sets each measuring 6" up from the one before.
Here is mine*
*disclaimer....this product is not finished, nor does this poster imply that it is*
This still needs the burlap bag made, the dowels stained and cut and hung on the wall (room not painted).
This is what I would do differently next time (next time ...is she crazy???)
Do not wash burlap fabric (old sewing rules...pre-wash all fabrics)
Use a better spray glue than Elmers.
Drill the holes at least 5/8" or slightly larger so you could use copper pipe instead of wooden dowels.
Attach the frame to the sides instead of stapling on top of the organizer because from the sides you see all the layers.
I have a little under $40 in materials for this. If you have any questions...let me know.