A Green Home: Pillowcase Pegboard

| 1/31/2011 9:23:22 AM

Tags: a green home, jaci kennison, organization, organize, tackboard, pegboard, lists, notes, pillowcase, repurpose,

Jaci KennisonJaclyn Kennison is a freelance writer living and playing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She owns and manages an art gallery and event venue between fits of shopping and redecorating. 

As a writer, staying organized is among my greatest challenges.

I am constantly writing to-do lists and short little thoughts that skim across my mind on little pieces of paper. All those notes floating around makes for a decidedly unorganized space, and a scattered collection of ideas.

A while back I was working writing as a buffalo (yes, seriously) and needed a space to keep track of all my little buffalo notes. Digging through old art project materials, I found a used piece of foam core poster board. It wasn’t particularly attractive but tacks and staples worked great in the material. I needed to keep it above my desk so I could glance at the notes when I needed inspiration, and because it was so unsightly, I went on a hunt for some design ideas. After passing over paint, I considered covering the board with brown paper bags, but decided against the option. It wasn’t much nicer than the board itself, and every time I moved a tack, it left a rather obvious hole.

Foraging in my closet I ran across a single pillowcase that I had been unable to part with when I lost its match, and had held onto in the vain hope I would find its mate. Since years had passed with no hope of re-uniting the pair, I pulled it out. I also had a length of ribbon leftover from another project and added that to the pile. I had initially planned to cut the fabric into pieces to cover the board, but, as it turned out, the foam core fit perfectly into the pillowcase, save for an inch wide strip at the top—which, luckily, was exactly the same width as my ribbon.

pillowcase pegboard 
Quick, easy and cheap organization—make your own tackboard. Phot By Jaci Kennison.

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