We always seem to have paper everywhere. I'm not really even sure where it comes from, but I know it gets on my nerves. So, I decided we needed a designated place to put things that need to be dealt with besides the dining table. That's where I got the idea for this mail pocket/cork board.
I started with some planks from a wood pallet.
I cleaned them and played with the arrangement. Then I nailed them together.
Next I cut a piece of sheet metal I had from a project I did several years ago. I folded over and hammered the edges so they wouldn't be sharp. Then I worked on the placing of the pocket.
Next I place a plank on the bottom, so the papers won't fall through, and nailed it into place.
I had to have Justin help me nail the metal to the sides of the boards. I kept bending nails... he was awesome.
Next, I used a staple gun to attach the cork to the back of the planks. Then I hot glued a "Q" I had painted yellow to go with the other yellow accents in our house. Then, I glued a magnet to some yo-yos I had made and put it on the metal.
Here it is on the wall:
Here it is already in use!