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I am a believer that you can never have too many ways to tack up a to-do list! Inspired by these memo boards, I wanted to create a wood one with a graphic design combined with a pop of color using elastic shoelaces to hold all my papers in place. Since the supplies are so basic, this is were you can really get creative with color and patterns that compliment your workspace. Also, I have been wanting to try out Minwax’s color strains for while now and used the daffodil hue to add some accents around the edge, the yellow was brilliantly bright, and I can’t wait to cover more surfaces asap (they mix the color for you at the paint counter at the hardware store, just ask!) Steps and supplies after the break…

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What you need:
Unfinished wood board
Ruler
Sandpaper
3M Painter’s tape
Paintbrush
Elastic shoelaces – Yellow
Minwax® Clear Tint Base – Daffodil
Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish

What to do:
Start by sanding down any rough edges, then use your ruler to measure and mark your graphic pattern.
Add tape along the markings to create straight lines when painting.
Paint in the pattern with the black acrylic paint, let dry, then peel off painters tape.
Add a pop of color around the edges by staining with Minwax® Clear Tint Base – Daffodil, let dry.
Seal but painting on two coats of the Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish. Let dry.
Next mark your the hole placement with a pencil, then drill each hole.
Thread your elastic shoelaces through the holes, and knot in the back to secure.
Prop up on a wall and add some mementos. Done!

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This post was made in partnership with Minwax® Products. Thank so much for supporting my amazing sponsors who make I SPY DIY possible! For more woodworking/wood staining inspiration head over to the Mixwax Facebook page and “LIKE’ them! 


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  1. sherry says:

    Love the colors an shapes. The plants are very cute.

  2. I love this! I’ve seen some pictures of these on pinterest and I’m obsessed!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

  3. coeurdelisa says:

    Really cool shelves!

  4. Martina says:

    I love this DIY! it’s a good inspiration!

    Martina
    Tartaruga a pois
    http://www.tartarugapois.blogspot.it

  5. Liselle says:

    I love that this just uses 1 board of wood. Makes it so much easier. And the staple gun and glue are genius! No having to try and figure out how to nail on a diagonal with a hammer

  6. sharon says:

    So nice to share this diy. I really like this.

  7. Paige says:

    I love these shelves! I want to make some for my sons room! He has nothing hanging on his walls and these would be so perfect!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  8. Mihai says:

    Hi, I used some of your images in my last article on my blog and linked to your tutorial. Hope you wouldn’t mind.
    Have a nice day!
    Lemnul.RO

  9. Mackenzie says:

    Great work and thanks so much for the simple tutorial! I gotta make some triangles 🙂

    Mackenzie @ http://smithfamilyrenovations.com

  10. Wow these are amazing!! When I saw the first picture I was going to ask where these are from but when I read that you made these I couldn’t believe it!!

    I will have to try this, just bought a house and these would look great inside it!!

    Clare | http://www.clare-without-an-i.com

  11. Betsy says:

    I couldn’t seem to find out what a minder saw is, but i did fine a miter saw…
    Is this a typo, or should i be looking for something else?

  12. Great alternative to shelves, enjoyed the tutorial!

  13. Sita says:

    I wish I had the tools and time to make these! They’re so adorable!!! 😀
    http://www.PreciousS2Photo.com

  14. Ena says:

    These are so great. Love Love Love.
    Minimal and geometric shapes are my thing!

    http://www.cheekybillo.com

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