Repurposed Drawer Chalkboard Memo Organizer


After dismantling an old desk for another project, I had the single middle drawer left over. Nothing goes to waste around here. After a few modifications, I had the perfect family organizer, perfect for the back to school rush.
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Everything a busy family needs including a cork board for those papers that need signing, a tray for extra change or phones, hooks for the keys that are always misplaced. Front and center, the star of the show is the chalkboard for quick notes.
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Here she is in original state, sad and lonely.
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The best modification of this drawer was the desk drawer tray. I removed it, and replaced it on the (original) back of the drawer, so when the drawer is hung, the tray now is able to hold random objects.
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I did a couple of quick coats of chalkboard paint on the entire drawer, making the sides noteworthy too.
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I secured a small cork board from the dollar store with some Gorilla Glue.
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useful, practical, and NOT in the landfill. :)
For the full tutorial and if you're curious what I did with the desk, click over to the blog.
Gail--My Repurposed Life

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  • Carol
    on Jan 31, 2017

    Really a fun idea! I love it. Just might have to try it for my sewing/craft room. Wish I would have known about something like this when my kids were young! Thank you for sharing.

    • I had notes all over the fridge.... I wish I had the chalkboards I have now back then. It sure would have made things much easier. :)

  • Linda Abate
    on Dec 4, 2017

    Great idea in a mud room or a child's playroom. Love the way you split it up with the cork board and chalk board.

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