I have always wondered where people with chalkboards keep the chalk – Â in a drawer, a baggie, on top of a shelf? One of the things that bugs me is when things donâ€™t have a place in my house.Â When things donâ€™t have a place they end up missing.Â I am notorious for not putting stuff back in its place unless the place makes sense to me.Â So I have probably lost 5 dry erase markers in the last year because there wasnâ€™t really a great place to store them.Â So I decided to come up with an easy DIY solution to this problem by creating an DIY colorblocked pen holder.
1â€ x 4â€
1â€ x 2â€
another coordinating color (I used Krylon Sea Glass)
Air Nail Gun
1.Â Â Cut your 1â€ x 4â€ to a 3 1/2â€ square.Â Next cut 2 pieces of your 1â€ x 2â€ to 3 1/2â€.Â Cut another piece to 2â€.Â I like to sand my pieces with a 3M sanding sponge at this point.
2.Â Next use your wood glue to glue the bottom to the sides.Â Once dry air nail it in place.
3.Â Glue and air nail the front in place.
4.Â Once dry prime your entire piece. Optional: Fill nail holes with wood filler.
5.Â Paint as desired.Â If you want to do the color blocking tape off an area with Scotch Blue tape (I used the Scotch Blue tape with plastic film) and then spray the rest gold.Â Remove tape immediately.
6.Â Once dry use 3M Command refill strips on the back and stick it on the wall.Â Then add your pens.
It is a super simple project to make but big on organization!
Vis-a-Vis markers are way better than Expo Markers if you ask me!Â Here you can buy an 8 pack for $6.82 from Amazon.
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