You may remember last week, I started to get my craft on again by making a necklace organizer for the bedroom. I continued the craftiness this week with some washi tape, and a whiteboard.
Before I get to the whiteboard, let me explain the reason I was inspired to take on this little project. This week is a big one for me. I am officially beginning my full-time freelance design career. Now that I get to work from home, I am in the process of converting our loft into my ideal workspace. There is lots to be done up there that will be documented later, but for now I’m just taking on some little projects. Anywho…
I work best when I have a place where I can see exactly what I need to accomplish for the day and week. So I decided to transform my little whiteboard into a weekly calendar.
I had never used washi tape before and I was interested in trying my hand at embellishing with it. I grabbed a few colors that I thought would work nicely with the decor in the loft. If you haven’t used washi tape before, its basically like small decorative masking tape. This stuff goes on really easily, and you can pick it up and reposition it several times before it looses its stickiness. Good stuff.
I laid down my washi tape along the inner edge of the whiteboard, making sure to leave enough at the ends to extend past the miter line on the frame.
I did this so I could miter the corners of the tape to match the frame. To miter them, I followed the groove of the frame with my box cutter and then peeled off the excess.
I then repeated the same steps with the second layer.
This was my initial result. Cute right?
After looking at it for awhile, I decided that I wanted the washi tape to be more of an accent to the metal frame, and not completely conceal it. So I went with a simpler scheme with 1 type of tape and only covering the inner frame. You’ll see that in the final pic.
I also realized that I could take this one step further to really make it more of a calendar. I measured the height of the inside of the frame and divided the height by 5. Then I used a ruler and marked out each section with a dry erase pen.
Last, I laid the strips of washi over the marks and horizontally divided the board into 5 sections, one for each day of the work week.
Compartmentalizing the board by day means that I won’t have to divide it up manually with the dry erase marker every week. It will always be perfectly sectioned and totally removable if I change my mind later.
I haven’t decided exactly where it’s going to go yet, but thats not going to stop me from using it!
Have you done any quick organizational projects recently? Are excited/freaking out about a new life change? Do have compulsions to organize everything you see? Yeah…me too.