Monday, February 2, 2015

DIY: Simple Wire Mesh Board

I have been wanting to re-do our little desk area for a while now. I remember when we toured the apartment, it was one of my favorite spots in the apartment. Six months later, I have maybe sat at the desk three times and it's just gotten full of clutter. When I saw this post on Pinterest, I knew it was the perfect addition my little office needed!

I have always loved crafting projects but after painting 100 wine glasses in college, I guess you could say I was a little burnt out. One of the main reasons I started this blog was to challenge my creativity, otherwise I would just spend every night watching Breaking Bad on the couch (oh, wait...). 

What you'll need:
  • 1x1 inch wire mesh - you can get this at any hardware store in the garden area ($12)
  • Wire cutters - you gotta cut that stuff! ($10)
  • Wood Clothespins - optional for hanging items on the board ($2)
  • Small paper lanterns - optional for decor ($14)
Total Costs: Less than $40!
Time: 30-ish minutes

After hitting up Lowe's, we came home, made veggie burgers and got to work! First we measured our space and then started with the wire cutting (when I say we, I mean Zach).

Then, to hold the wire in place, we used a few small nails around the edges.

Then the decor items...and voila! We now have a board to post photos, recipes, thoughts, to-do's, etc. Kind of like our real life "Pinterest" board. 

I also bought a few other things just for organization. For example, the file folder organizer (Target), small vase (Anthropologie), and pen/pencil holder (Anthropologie).

What kind of DIYs do you all like to do or have done? Do you have any tips for organizing a desk or office?

1 comment:

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