Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ten projects in twenty days - dry erase board

Project Two :: Day Three
Custom Dry Erase Board

So.  I saw this dry erase board by Jen at A Thousand Words and I knew I had to try it.   

Which I did.  But Jen's version is way way way cuter.  
Still.  My version lives in my house with me so I love it. :)

I swear I took "before" and "during" pics, but I just can't find them.  So you'll just have to take my word for it.  I had a hand-me-down print from my in-laws which just happened to be 12 inches wide (scrapbook paper width).  Painted it white.  Used 8 strips of scrapbook paper.  The strip on the top is slightly taller than the rest.  Also, I used thin (like 1/3-inch) strips of white paper to create the stripes between the sections.  Jen had this on her version - not sure how she did it, but I wanted to recreate it.  Glued them all to the cardboard backer that came with the frame, reassembled, and that was it.

Couple of things.  I don't recommend using darker paper, as your dry erase marker will not show up in front of it.  Also?  I know that it's not spelled "margarita."  Or maybe it is.  You don't know.  Maybe I'm tossing my pasta with a margarita.  Which would actually be pretty disgusting.

Today it does not list the fake menu that was on it when I took these photos.    Now it has the list of my Ten Projects in Twenty Days projects, and looks very messy and very disorganized.  Still love it though.  I love that you can use any frame and any paper and make one of these.  So easy!


There are so many amazing projects like this out there.
Here's some inspiration:

So what have you been creating?


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Q @ JAQS said...

Great idea!

I would love it if you share this project at my link party @

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! I love how decorative this "to-do" list can be! It is a great idea for a recipe list of the week too! It is so interchangeable and could be used in so many rooms! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested:

Shiloh said...

What a good idea! I used mirrors with dry erase in college, but I never even thought of straight up glass and photo frames. I'm a new follower from SYS linky.:)

Marilyn said...

love it!!! How creative.. I would LOVE for you to link it to my Pin Inspirational Thursday Linky pweease.. :)) PS:officially following ya with smiles..:))

Kelly said...

This is great - I am going to search for a frame to try it! :) I love the idea of having it in the kitchen for menu items....maybe it would inspire me to plan meals ahead of time??? :)

Kelley @ said...

(found ya on a link party)
This is a great menu board! Ive been looking for something like this.. thanks for the idea :)

Jen said...

Thanks for featuring me as inspiration! Love how yours turned out, what fun colours.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

This is really a super cute, super simple project, Maggie! I like your choice of scrapbook papers, too.

Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week. Come by tonight, and see yourself featured. ;)

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this awesome project at the Stache party! I hope you'll come back next month to link up!