I'm all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it's pretty. Win win!
Such a clever idea this is! Six steel bars painted wikth punchy colors, numbered magnets, plus seven days of the week and twelve months combine to make a perpetual calendar, which also serves as a memo board. The magnet sheets can be found
Welcome to our newest blog series, My Total Office Makeover, in which Curbly's editor-in-chief, Chris Gardner, realizes that as a full-time design and craft blogger working from home, he'd better transform his second bedroom into an inspiring space where work can actually get done.
Part IV: Getting Organized
We've seen something similar to this how-to before here on Curbly, but the fact that this one is made using a metal ruler ups the ante in the ingenious department. To make one, you'll need a few things like this:
Show of hands. Who uses their refrigerator to hold the latest pics? (I do.) This little project takes its cue from that handy catch-all, the fridge door, for a very stylish result. To make a magnetic picture frame of your very own, you'll need some stuff. Here's a list:
Hidden metal supports and very strong magnets make these bookends magical! The end of one arrow reveals the word "BOOK" while the other sums up the entire effect with an exclamation point. They're available at Design 3000 for 21.75 Euro or 31 US.
So incredibly simple, and so fantastically effective. With a simple Ikea ASKER knife rack, a hot glue gun, and fabric, the Farm Chicks show you how to create a custom kitchen organizer that puts a little flair in your functionality.
Grab a sheet of Avery Labels, one of those thin magnetic calendars you received in the mail over the holidays--generally from a mortgage company or a realtor--and make your own magnetic words.
For my Curbly-themed terms, I used Avery return address labels, #5267. I formatted them using Times New Roman, size 19 font, and aligned the text both vertically and horizontally. Although the #5267's were the perfect height, any size would work. As would...