3.11.2011

Everyday Message Board

I've created an Everyday Message Board for my kitchen command center.  It works great for me as I have to be able to see, at a glance, what is going on in my life.  I actually DO have a life planner too {but in all honesty... I use it for my blogging life. More info on my life planner binder coming soon!} This message board helps me keep track of my everyday life.

The best thing about this project is that I didn't spend any money on it! I had the materials on hand and with a little creative thinking, a ton of hot-glue and some TLC, this is what I came up with:

As this message board is in my kitchen, I didn't want  it to be too "officey' looking. So I made the board myself to have the items that I wanted on it and to give it the look I wanted.
The first thing I did was cover the board in fabric, exactly the way I did my craft room board.

I made some fabric flowers from black material and more flowers from leftover scraps from my craft room board.
A very important piece is my monthly calendar. I created & printed these on cardstock paper.  This is where I write everything from appointments to birthdays, etc.
I also created a week at a glance page {available FREE for you to print at the bottom of this post.}  I've laminated my page and I write in what I need to do under the days of the week with a dry erase marker. At the beginning of the following week, I simply wipe it off & start again! I have LOVED this part of the message board. I hot-glued black material behind it.
I made a little pocket out of fabric and hot glued it onto the board to hold note cards & my marker. 
I hot-glued more black material & a binder clip to the board and laminated a blank piece of paper to write messages, etc. {using a dry erase marker to write the messages.}
In the upper left corner of the board I have a place for a photo.  The black damasks are cut using my cricut & then rolled through my sticker maker {they're paper.}  The little diamond Rhinestones are actually for scrapbooking - I've found them at craft warehouse in the dollar section. I use these for a lot of different things.
 and that, my dear readers, is my everyday message board.

NOW here's your FREE printable. I printed mine on pattern paper.
simply click on it to print your week at a glance page.
I would love to know if you've printed it. So if you do, please leave me a comment here. I would greatly appreciate it. If you missed my previous FREE printables - you can find them {here.}

Are you new here? Look around, view my posts, be inspired! I'd also be delighted if you followed me to stay updated on more inspiration, more FREE items & some great giveaways coming soon!!

View the complete reveal of my Kitchen Command Center HERE.

Here's one I created and it's available to purchase in my shop: 

Just add your photo's, frame it and write directly on the glass with a dry erase marker. There are custom ones too. So be sure and check out everything that's in my shop.



May you be a little inspired! 
Until next time,   
DaNita

39 comments:

  1. Such a good idea. I am a visual person and I make lists for everything I do!

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  2. Love it!!!! I printed one! Thanks

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  3. I've seen messages areas similiar to this but this is the first one that I actually LIKED and would use! I love the idea of laminating the weekly To Do list! Lovely!!

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  4. SUCH a great idea! I love the contained, organized, cute look of the whole board. You provided a lot of function and made it look great. Thanks for the printable! Love your blog!

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  5. DaNita that came out great! Your site is great, you're very creative!
    Susan

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  6. i am absolutely in love with this board...you did a fantastic job!!!!

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  7. Looks great! Fantastic idea! You share the best ideas for organization!

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  8. Looks lovely :-) I just fond your blog! Love it! Off to explore...

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  9. What a pretty project! You did a great job on it.

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  10. How very cute! It looks great. Love that you didn't have to spend any money on it... makes it even better doesn't it?
    Thanks so much for linking it up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party.

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  11. I really like the pocket on your memo board. You did a great job.

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  12. Stopping in from Meet Up Monday. LOVE the message board! I'll be stopping by frequently, just love your blog and creative ideas!

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  13. Great idea ... and to be so organized! As an empty nester, we kind of miss having all those notes about dance practice, band recitals, etc! ...but I don't know how we ever found the time to do all the things we did with an active family! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love the blog, it is so beautiful. And I seriously love the message board, I want to try that soon!

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  15. I love your message board! I printed your free printable...thanks! I'm your newest follower~

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  16. just stumbled upon your blog and i can't wait to go back and look around! i love this project. if my kitchen weren't the size of most people's teeny tiny closets, this might work great for us! :) but maybe i can downsize it a bit? i'll have to see. thanks for the idea!!!

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  17. I love the idea you made all this with what you already had. You inspired me to whip something like this up. Thanks so much linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  18. I love your blog! I'm visiting via the Not Just a Housewife party. I'm your newest follower :) Come drop by crossmyheartartdesigns.blogspot.com if you get a chance!

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  19. Ok! This has got to be one of the coolest message boards I've ever seen! Way to go! Very creative and so practical! You now have a piece of art!

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  20. Very nice. Happy St Patrick's Day.

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  21. I love how decorative the piece is. Thanks for sharing your printables. :)

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  22. It is beautiful, I am totally inspired.. I went and bought the stuff to do my own! I will do a blog about it when I do it.. I realized that I needed a new hot glue gun when I got home..but hopefully soon.

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  23. This is what I need! All my lists and shedules in one place.

    I just found out about the Delightfully inspired link party. Will add my project this Thursday.

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  24. OMG I love your blog. I only popped on as I was looking on Triberr but I've been on ages now. lol.
    Love your ideas and the organiser you made is great. I'm gathering ideas for making one myself and yours is full of inspiration.

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  25. I love this. I just came across your blog from tip junkie and I must say I love it. You have such great ideas. I was actually wondering what size board you used? I am going to make one for my kitchen.

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  26. Angela,

    Thanks! I believe this is about a 20x30 board.

    DaNita

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  27. I printed your week at a glance page. I like that I can add things vs. my google calendar week. Just have to try them both out. Oh and yours I wouldn't have to print out weekly just wipe and reuse. That is a bonus :)

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  28. I have a ton of t-shirts and scraps from projects in Generation T, I think they'll work really well for this sort of thing. How exciting! Thanks!!

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  29. DaNita, YOU ARE AMAZING!! I am not as disciplined but I crave order or I can't think so I am always on the lookout for things like what you've created. I am starting out in this "organizing" biz ( no experience with printables or making them ) and I am starting to homeschool my children in about....ONE MONTH so I'm on the mad lookout for everything and anything to keep our household running smoothly.

    I am truly inspired by you. You have a gift!!

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  30. You are my hero!! I am so tired of having an ugly unorganized house, and I was so surprised to see that so much can be purchased from a dollar store! Thank you, thank you, a MILLION times - THANK YOU!!!!! My kids and my fiancee don't know it yet, but they will eventually be thanking you too!! :D

    Also, I tried printing this amazingly helpful page, but I can't. :( It just keeps printing photos from my computer. Very frustrating. But I love this idea, and I've been inspired to create my own! ;)

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  31. How did you create the calendar? I have come across ones you I can revise, but they aren't as adjustable, curious for tips. Love your organizing tips and blog, I am not organized, but strive to be. A work in progress...

    Thank you!

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  32. What a fantastic idea and great blog! Just found you and am addicted, lol....one question...how did you create the zebra paper clip hanger in your cabinet (the ones that you have your grocery list and honey do lists hanging from...I must HAVE these!! ;)

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    1. Those are binders that I picked up at office depot.

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  33. I LOVE all your ideas, and can't wait to start using some of them. Thank you for sharing!

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