Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lovely Wednesdays: Invitation + Apron Organizer


When I was in college, I lived in a house with so much character & charm. I loved my house & I'm so happy my younger sisters get to make great memories there as well. Before we moved in, we decided to remodel the kitchen since it had been at least 20 years since the last remodel. But, before we started the process, I made sure to save a few things: like the old cabinet doors, doorknobs & some wooden shelving. I love incorporating old with the new, so I kept these items hoping I'd have a use for them one day. 

Four years later, I'm finally managing to start some projects with these gems. Now living in a new house, I wanted to bring some old charm into it while also addressing our current needs. That's when I came up with this multi-functional piece to hang in our kitchen. 

It's perfect for holding invitations, cards & pictures, & also provides a fun way to hang our aprons, jackets, etc. I'm loving this new addition to our kitchen + it's easy to make! 

P.S. Don't let the power tools scare you! This was my first go around with an electric drill, so if I can do it, you can do it!

Total Time: 1 hour
What You'll Need:

Cabinet door // Drill // Drill bits // Picture wire // Measuring tape // Clothes pins // Small screws // Doorknobs // Large screws // Washers

Step 1:
Use a blunt object to break the glass out of your cabinet door

Step 2:
Use a measuring tape to measure exactly where you'd like your doorknobs to be. This is much easier & more precise than "eyeballing it"

Step 3:
Use the appropriate size drill bit to drill holes in the wood ( I used a 3/8 bit since my screws were 3/8)

Step 4:
Slide the screw through the back of the door and secure doorknobs using washers if needed

Step 5:
Flip door over and measure where you want the wire to hang

Step 6:
Wrap wire around the small screws and drill into the back of the cabinet door

And voila, you're done!

Leave questions/comments for me below!
Enjoy! xx

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