INSIDE : Creating a beautiful home should be attainable even if you don’t own your house. Learn how to do clipboards in a rental home for an easy way to display art, keep yourself organized or get papers off your desk!
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I’m so excited to share that today is my first Rental Home post!
As some of you may know, we just made a big move across the country from the sunny Desert to the green Midwest. We are only here in the Midwest for a few years and then will be heading back to the southwest, so we decided a rental home was our best option.
Today I am sharing a quick DIY that I put together down in our basement. And I had to take my project one step further because we have cement block walls in our basement.
What supplies do I need to hang clipboards on a wall?
Tall + Thin piece of wood trim
Three short nails
Hot Glue Gun
This was such a simple project and it made such a big difference for me in my daily use of the office space! As I mentioned, we are renting this home for two years so we can’t make any major changes or impacts to the home.
My new craft and office space is in the basement. I am so thankful for bright white walls down there, but they also are concrete block… with a lot of texture. It’s definitely possible to nail or screw things into concrete, but I’m not so sure my landlord would appreciate that! So, I got creative with the easiest idea on how I could hang my clipboards.
How to hang clipboards in a rental
First, I painted a small wood trim piece about 6′ in length with a couple coats of white paint. After the trim piece was dry, I held it up behind my desk to measure the spacing I would need to hang three clipboards.
Measure and mark where you want each of your clipboards to hang on the trim.
Clipboards on regular dry wall-
If you are securing clipboards to regular dry wall you have a few very simple options.
- First, you can use only command hooks.
- Second, you could simply nail the wood trim right to the wall with just a few small nails. Those can be easily patched when you move.
- Or third, you could add the nails for the clipboards right to the wall.
Clipboards on cement block-
Since I was just using three clipboards and nothing heavy, I didn’t want to use nails on the cement block wall as that would have created quite a large hole. My wood trim piece actually was very snug in place between the floor and the ceiling and even with the weight of the three clipboards, it didn’t fall over. But for extra security, I added a few spots of hot glue to either side of the trim.
The hot glue simply kept the trim from moving side to side with weight. My desk was positioned also right in front of the trim, so that probably helped some as well.
Once the trim was up on the wall, I hammered three small white nails at each location of my clipboards.
Removable Clipboards on a rental wall
I’ve been so pleased with how this turned out!
I had originally thought about using command hooks, but I don’t believe they would have worked well with the heavy texture of the wall.
My crafting nook is the last space in the house that I setup and with it pretty much done, I am so happy to say I feel like I can start getting back into making mode! #makersgonnamake
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