Eco Organizing: DIY dry erase boards
Recycled Materials Needed: old pictures frames with glass, decorative paper, fabric or other flat decorative material, dry erase markers
August has been a month of re-organizing. As we started to prepare for Fall and back to school, I began cleaning out and re-organizing our stuff! I added some hanging shelves in the laundry room so I could organize my sewing supplies and vintage fabrics. Then I added a wood sign to the laundry room. It is made of reclaimed wood that I painted with a cream colored zero-VOC paint and sprayed with chalkboard paint. I glued on a few sand dollars we collected on our South Carolina vacation and hung it on the wall! We write all sorts messages and sayings on the board each week. My favorite so far is ”I’d rather be at the beach!”
Then I moved on to another room, my office, where I added some dry erase boards. I gathered up three old frames that weren’t being used, and I painted them the same color.
Then I cut some old wallpaper and placed it in the frames with the glass. You could place a number of things in the frame… decorative scrapbook paper, thin fabric, a collage, etc. I would just recommend that the material be light enough in color or design to show your dry erase words clearly.
Since my frames are different sizes, I use the smallest frame for the most important task of the week. The middle I use for studio tasks, like coloring corks or sanding coasters. The largest one I use for the articles I need to write for various websites each week. I really like wiping off the tasks!
There are a ton of uses for cute dry erase boards! So next time you are getting rid of an old ugly frame, or you see one for $0.50 at a thrift store, see if you can upcycle it into something else!
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