Carrie and I have been busy with new projects to share with you! Today I am excited to share this dry erase board I made in about an hour. Using a poster frame from Wal Mart ($10.00) and a can of pistachio spray paint ($3.00) I made this inexpensive alternative to a white board. My office is currently sporting tones of pistachio and powder blue, so I knew when I saw this can of spray paint on sale it would be a perfect fit. I love the fact that you can choose your own color scheme instead of plain old white!
For this project you will need:
1. Poster Frame. I got mine at Wal Mart for $10 in the frame section
2. Spray Paint: Also Wal mart (on sale!)
3. Masking Tape
4. Dry Erase Markers
Step 1: You’ll want to tape the side that you want to be the writing surface so the paint won’t accidentally get on it.
Step 2: Lay plastic or glass piece (mine was plastic) on a flat surface and start spray painting! Mine took about 4 coats until it was totally opaque.
Step 3: Open some wine while the paint dries and relax… the paint only takes about 10 minutes to dry so maybe shots would be better… we love drinking and crafting!
Step 4: Place plastic or glass piece back into frame and enjoy your new white board!
I hung mine in my office. It’s nice to be able to make lists without wasting a sheet of paper everyday!
Carrie actually made an alternative to the framed board. She used a piece of thick plastic but instead of a frame, she applied magnets to the back and put it on the fridge! These are much more decorative (and inexpensive) than a regular white board. We hope you enjoyed our little tutorial!
Carrie’s Magnetic Dry Erase Board