A couple of months ago 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 sponge applicator 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.
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.
I added the wider piece at the top, and the narrow piece at the bottom. You can see I also installed a stick-on 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.
Do you make endless lists? Is your notepad always handy?