This easy rolled paper memo with a chalkboard surface is easy to make and oh so handy inside a cabinet door in your kitchen. Wouldn't it be nice if you never had to search for paper and a pen again?
How to Make a Rolled Paper Memo
Fax Paper Rolls for Memo
I picked up these items from a thrift store. I had no idea what I would do with the fax paper, but couldn’t pass up such a great deal.
Suddenly it occurred to me that there must be a better way to make my endless lists on the ever elusive notepads I have laying around the kitchen,
I had a small curtain rod in my stash. I cut the rod down to size and mounted the hardware on the inside of my cabinet door. THEN—I got distracted with other projects when I couldn’t find the perfect metal plate to span the length of the door.
A month later, I revisited the situation. . . .
I decided to use some scrap pieces of thin plywood. There is no rhyme or reason to their width, other than that’s the size they were in the scrap pile. I cut them to length on the compound miter saw, then applied a couple of quick coats of chalkboard paint.
HINT: I keep a foam brush loaded with chalkboard paint in a plastic baggie. For this project, I didn’t even have to break out the can of paint. The loaded sponge brush was plenty.
Add Thin Plywood Chalkboard Strips
After the chalkboard paint dried, I started some small brad nails on the ends of the thin plywood so I could install them on the inside of the cabinet door.
DIY Inside Cabinet Door Paper Memo
I added the wider piece at the top to hold the paper down. Then the narrow piece at the bottom allows me to rip the paper off. Did you notice I also installed a stick-on in pen on a chain?
This is going to be the perfect solution for me. It seems I’m always making lists, but can rarely find my notepad(s). The paper easily pulls through and tears off under the bottom piece. To change out the roll, I simply remove one of the plastic ends and replace with a new roll of paper.
If you would rather have a craft paper dispenser, be sure to check out my post Craft Paper Dispenser on a Repurposed Cabinet Door.
Do you make endless lists? Is your notepad always handy?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.