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Wire Mesh Memo Board DIY

In this post you will find out how to turn an ordinary mesh panel into a wire mesh memo board DIY style. 

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OVERVIEW:

  • Estimated Completion Time: ~30 minutes 
  • Experience Required: Low
  • Tools Required: Drill (Electric Screwdriver) or Hammer, Spray Paint (we used matte black)
  • Materials Required: Mesh Panel, Screws 

STEP 1) Get the Right Size Panel

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  • Measure the space that you have free for the panel.
  • Purchase the right size, or if you are only able to purchase a bigger panel, cut it to size. 

 

STEP 2) Paint the Mesh (Optional)

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  • Use a spray paint suitable for metals and follow the instructions on the label to paint the panel.
  • Once painted, let it dry before hanging it on the wall.

 

STEP 3 – METHOD A) Hang the Grid on the Wall with Screws

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  • You can hang the grid with many different methods. The easiest is using screws.
  • Drive 2 screws into the wall – one at each of the top corners of the panel and hang the board on them.

 

STEP 3 – METHOD B) Fit the Grid into the Desired Space

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  • Another easy way is to stand it up on your desk.
  • Make sure that you place it on a non slippery surface so it doesn’t fall when decorated.

 

Step 4) Decorate the Grid

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  • You can hang anything on the mesh with simple clothespins or clips.
  • From notes to photos and other memories, such as tickets, festival bracelets and more… the possibilities are endless and the only limit is your imagination. 🙂 

 

TIPS

  • You can use a metal primer before applying the coloured paint in order to have a smoother surface. This also ensures that the paint doesn’t chip.
  • It is advised to let the paint dry for at least 5 minutes before turning the panel to the other side. 
  • If the first layer of paint didn’t cover the panel entirely, you can spray a second coat of paint.

 

WARNINGS

  • To keep things clean and tidy place an old newspaper or any kind of paper beneath the panel before spray painting it.

 

FURTHER READING

 

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