I've been looking everywhere for a wall mail organizer and couldn't find one I liked. So I decided to DIY this one that I found on Pinterest!
Here's what you need:
- Bulletin board
- Spray paint
- 1/2 in. board
- Copper pipe
- Copper end caps
- Copper brackets
- Copper cup hooks
- Copper screws
- Tape measure
- Staple gun
I found most of my hardware supplies at Home Depot.
I then found my bulletin board at Homegoods. It was the right size but not the color I wanted and also had a basket attached. I unscrewed the basket, removed the inside bulletin
Next, I recovered the inside bulletin board with a white fabric using a staple gun. After that was done, I spray painted the 1/2 in. board for my shelf. I had measured the length of the inside bulletin part to make the board the same length.
The copper pipe I got from Home Depot was too long for my board so I brought it back to them and they cut it down for me! I pre-drilled holes for the copper brackets and then screwed them down over the copper pipe.
Next, I pre-drilled holes in my 1/2 in. board and then screwed in my cup hooks.
The last part of my project was to attach the shelf to my frame. I drilled holes through my frame and then drilled matching holes into the back of my 1/2 in. board. It was a bit tricky to get these to match up but after a lot of measuring (and then just hoping it was right), I screwed my board into the frame through the holes. I popped the bulletin board back into the frame and hung it up!
I put up some mail and hung up our keys and added a few copper tags I found at Target to finish it up.
I love my new board and hope it keeps my mail pile a little more organized! :)
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