Organize your Schedule with a Clipboard Wall CalendarAugust 13, 2015 • By Kellie Smith
I’m a visual person. I need everything in sight.
That is why I decided to create a
Clipboard Calendar Wall
I know many people can work completely out of their computers and run their life out of the palm of their hand via a phone, but ugh, I just can’t do it all inside that little bitty box.
I love paper. I like to write. It’s therapeutic and kind of sexy.
Heck, it’s practically a dying art!
Last week I wrote about a space makeover we did at the studio. We changed up my desk area and repainted and added stripes. In those pictures you can see my wall calendar.
And it’s big.
I need my calendar big and bold where I can write lots of stuff.
Because I do lots of stuff.
I decided to use an entire wall at my desk just for my calendar and I thought clipboards would be the perfect way to wrangle my schedule.
The clipboards allow me to write large enough so that I can see it from my desk because I’m afraid I’ve gotten the ‘over 50’ eyes. Ugh!!
I designated one clipboard per day, Monday through Friday, and have a full months worth on my wall. That gives me an entire sheet of paper to write down what is going on any given day… my schedule, moto-boys schedule, blog posts, etc., etc, etc.
I bought cheap clip boards and since they are a basic brown, we painted them with Velvet Finishes Boheme.
The Handler painted and used plastic spring clamps to hold the clip open while the paint dried.
I also wanted to have M – F above the boards. We built the sign with scrap wood and cheap chip board letters from Hobby Lobby. We had already measured how the boards were going to go on the wall so I knew exactly how far apart to place the letters in order to have them centered above the boards.
I painted the letters with Stately.
I then glazed with Boheme made into a custom glaze. (clear glaze + boheme)
I had the Accomplice cut a dowel into 1″ stand-offs so the letters would be ‘off’ the board, but you could glue them directly.
I glued everything together with E6000. Love that stuff, we use it on practically everything.
We hung the boards on screws, 5 across and 5 down. I print the date in the upper right corner (not all the way up or the clip will cover it) and print six months at a time. Depending on when the month begins and ends, I use plain white paper if the month showing does not have a date on a particular board.
I also needed the 12 months. I keep sticky notes on each month of relevant info. We painted those boards in Glamorous.
I have to say, this calendar system has worked really well for me.
How do you organize your busy life? Do you do best with you schedule in your phone, in a book or on a wall?
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I’m all about bug calenders and this looks just right for scribbling in all da stuff! I’d be lost without my big chalkboard.
I know, right? The bigger the better!! Thanks for stopping by!!
This is great! I was just thinking I need a command center at the house to keep the family organized. I can stay organized somewhat digitally, but some things just need to be posted. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you Jane!! I seem to have a hard time with a digital calendar. I think it’s out of sight, out of mind!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
This clipboard system is a great way to keep organized. My kids bring home so much stuff from school it’s a full time job staying on top of things. Thanks for sharing. Pinned 🙂
Thank you Yanique! I hope this helps you as much as it does me! Thanks for stopping by!
I’ve always loved clipboards, great space to write on, nice ring to hang on the wall, removable, clippable, rewriteable.. I don’t have a wall big enough to hang a years’ worth, but I’m mos’ def’ going to find at least one!
I agree 1000% Linda! Clipboards are great for everything!!! You could always use the mini clipboards if you wanted multiples and wanted to use less wall space. I actually think they would be super cute! Thanks for stopping by the blog!