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I love all things Pottery Barn, who doesn't really? But, I knew we could make this for far less and customize it to our taste.
Here's what we used to make the wall unit:
Hooks and clips for your peg board
Ply Wood-32" wide x 5 feet tall
5 separate peices of glass measuring 11x17
(if you have old frames sitting around like we did, snag the glass out of it)
Letters for the days of the week- (we just did the weekdays)
Peg board-16" wide x 5 feet tall
Fabric and batting both measuring 16" wide x 5 feet tall
5 sheets of 11x 17 paper
Trim-1.5" wide x 10.5 feet long for the vertical inner trim (need 10 of these)
2" x 4 feet for the middle inner rows (need 4 of these)
2 1/4" x 4 feet for the outter top and bottom trim (need 2 of these)
2 1/4 x 5 feet for the side outter trim (need 2 of these)
First we laid down a large piece of ply wood cut out the trim peice. I wanted trim around ours to give it a more finished look. It is about 5 feet tall. I know, I know, its huge, but man it works like the dickens to help keep us organized. This has become our very own mother board! Literally.
Next. I spray painted an old vegetable can black. Then, I Mod Podged a scrap of fabric onto it. We use this to hold all our dry erse markers for the dry ease board. We ditched the chalk board section on the original PB wall unit ,and in its place is a dry earse section. We then drilled a hole in the back of the can so it hangs nicely on the peg board hooks. I also spray painted some of the peg board hooks and clips black also.
Then we wanted to recreate the fun book rack PB had hanging on their peg boards.
My Computer Is My Canvas that's where I found it and read more about it. That alone has kept us so organized, I love it.
On the original PB wall unit we decided to ditch the chalk board section they had and opted to use dry earse boards, as I mentioned earlier. For that we just laid down white paper (11x 17) then covered it with glass. I had some glass from some old frames and we also ended up having to buy just a few others at Michaels. Once the glass is in place, nail down all the trim. The glass stays in place perfect becasue of the trim, it helps to keep it safe and sound. I think it turned out pretty great. Its big and huge and keeps us SO organized. Thanks for the inspirations Pottery Barn Kids!
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