Monday, February 1, 2010

So Chic Dry Erase Board

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great Monday!  I managed to get a fun project done I have been promising my girls for sometime.  They memorize a Bible verse each week and I told them I would make a fun board to display in their room to help them remember the verses.  I am really pleased with the outcome and I now want one for me.



Here is how I did it...

I started by purchasing this framed art from Michael's for $14.99.


I removed the insides of the frame and the glass.



Spray paint time!! I used a pink for this frame since it is for my girlie's room.  This one took 2-3 coats.



Now I was ready for my next step.  This is really similar to a couple of other projects I have done.  I just used burlap to cover the cardboard art that came in the frame.  You can also use a fun fabric or wrapping paper.  I had burlap on hand and love it on lots of things:)  I replaced my glass first and then I used my Gorilla Tape to put the cardboard back in place and hold everything together.  Yes, the back looks quite shanty but nobody sees that!



And the whole backside...



I distressed my edges just a tiny bit.



I bought a dry erase marker and finished the job.



I put it up on the girls' wall and got a few action shots.







The very best part... I have 2 very satisfied customers... in their pj's :) !



Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you guys have a great week!!

~Whitney
 

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32 comments:

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

SUPER cute!! I've been wanting to do a wall calendar using that SAME idea! Yours looks great!

3LittleByrds said...

Whitney, what a cute idea to help them remember the verses. I'll have to remember this. I left you a email also.

PBL said...

What an awesome idea! I'll have to try that.

Blondie's Journal said...

Great idea and your girls are SO cute, Whitney!!

xoxo
Jane

alittlefrenchloven said...

Very cute idea! Love it, so much cleaner than chalk.
Michelle

Tina said...

Hi :) That is a brilliant way of using some lovely fabric without it getting ruined too! It looks fantastic and such a clever idea. Have a lovely day - Tina.

Sylvia said...

Your girls are beautiful and so is your idea.

Have to say that I love all your ideas and copied the recipe holder you made recently. Will post later on my blog and will definately give you credit for the idea (I hope I can make you proud).

Hop your to my blog and check out my GIVEAWAY.
Sylvia

The P in PJs til Noon said...

Fabulous! My daughters have both been asking for a message board...I love it!!!

bec4 said...

Very cute and the thumbs up picture is precious!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Adorable! Not as adorable as those two precious girls though! =)

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

this is adorable! i love the pink and the burlap together!!

Rustique Gallery said...

Whitney, this is such a great idea! and you did a nice job. I'd never have thought that glass would be dry-erase, but it makes perfect sense.
Sherry

Rustique Gallery said...

Whitney, this is such a great idea! and you did a nice job. I'd never have thought that glass would be dry-erase, but it makes perfect sense.
Sherry

Denissa said...

That is awesome! Love it, need to do a boy one for my monkeys! :)

Julie Johnson said...

Cute cute idea! I think I'm heading down to my studio to look for a frame! Thank you for helping me along with my kitchen remodel! :)
julie

~ RM said...

Great job! (And your two girlies are so cute!! They look just like you!) ;) Love that color pink~ undoubtedly Rustoleum, but what color? That color would go perfect in my kiddo's room!

Tiffany said...

LOVE it! Nothing as good as 4 thumbs up!!!

AnneLoyd said...

Such a good idea! I think I have some frames floating around that would work for this! Thanks for another great inspiring project!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Such a cute idea. Love the burlap. I want to make one now too! Love & blessings from NC!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Cute idea, but I think I'll look at Goodwill first for a base- it's more frugal for me!

Please feel free to stop by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and add your weekly craft links!

It's found at theherberfamily.blogspot.com

Denise said...

This is so cute. You have added more to my to do list this weekend!
Stop by Goodwill for frame
Make dry erase board

Jessi said...

What a fabulous idea! And another great way to use burlap, which I love. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Another great idea! I can't keep up with them all. I wish you'd join my link party at childmade.com.

Melanie said...

Fabulous job!!!! I had this project on my "to-do" list! Can't wait to get to it now seeing this one!

Rebecca D said...

Such a neat idea... I need to try this!

Anna See said...

adorable memo board and cutie pie girls!

The Toll House Cookie said...

This is great!!! I'd like to use this idea in my kitchen!!!

alittlemoore said...

I really love this idea and it's purpose! My little one is learning how to read and I think this is will be a great incentive to her in helping to learn her verses!

Kammy said...

Cute, cute , cute !
Kammy

this blessed nest said...

you are too cool for school!

love it! i heart the pink distressed frame - too!

The R said...

Love it! Planning to add this as our "special" board for this season's craft shows! Can't wait!

 
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