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http://www.thisyounghouse.com/2008/1...-a-cork-in-us/

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ooh, i love that, and it would be so handy inside my pantry door!
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I love this idea! Does anyone know where to buy the cork tiles?
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Neat idea, thanks for sharing!
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wow this is a great idea! Thanks for the link.

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Brilliant.

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I love this idea! Does anyone know where to buy the cork tiles?
I've seen them at Target and home improvement stores and I think Ikea has them too.

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I love this idea.

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I actually already use the insides of my cupboard doors as message boards, but I just use tape. So much less visual clutter than using the fridge .

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I love this idea! Does anyone know where to buy the cork tiles?
They said they got it from Target. I also did the jaw drop, LOVE IT!
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I use the inside of my cabinet doors for lots of notes, lists, calendars...but the cork makes it look SO much neater and organized. Going to Target this weekend, I'll pick them up if they're still there!

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I cork tiles! They make AWESOME and stylish bulletin boards. I cover each one tightly with pretty fabric first, then we use them for leaving messages and reminders. One by the front door (for reminders on the way out of the house, like "Don't forget to take the dog out!", plus had a hook underneath for the doggy's leash), one in the kitchen for bills and recipes and shopping lists, and on bedroom doors for photos, notes, etc. (kind of like they're used in dorms).

I've made my own full-size fabric-covered cork boards too. Really really quick project, and looks much more fun than plain cork.

eta: got mine from Target too
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I think this looks really great, and a great low-cost solution.

I don't use cork because of the hazard of thumbtacks/pins for the toddlers in my life. My 2.5 yr old knows how to take the learning tower over and open cupboard doors and I am afraid he'd, oh, drop pins in the teapot or the oatmeal canister or something

But I did tape those sheet protectors that you use for binders to the inside of a couple of cupboard doors for food inventories and like a pp, use tape for other odds and ends inside the doors.

They have a good point about off-gassing from chalkboard paint. That might apply to magnetic paint, too.

If I wanted something really functional and spiffy-looking, I'd look at screwing a thin sheet of metal to the inside of the cupboard door and using magnetic strips to hold papers.
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I found the tiles at Target on clearance last weekend. It looks great!
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Very Cool

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Cool idea, but I'd have to stand on a step stool to access the boards and read them. I'm short!
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I tried to find these at Target, but couldn't. I bought rolled cork instead but it was too thin and anyway wouldn't adhere to the cabinet door.

Any other ideas where to find these? Online, maybe? (I've searched...) The idiot-proof self-adhesive kinds would be great.

Also, I'd like to make another, larger, fabric covered board for our school workroom but don't know how. Does anyone have a handy step-by step guide or even some how-to tips.

Thank you!

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I got a 4 pack of these same type of cork tiles at Walmart once. They were with the poster board and dry erase boards.

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