Monday, January 17, 2011

DIY: Picture Frame Dry Erase Board

james wojcik
I am constantly taking mental notes of items I will need from the grocery store as I realize I am running low on something , but often times, I end up forgetting to put it on my list by the end of the week. I can never find a sticky note pad with a pattern that I feel is worth while to invest in, and if I do, I feel the need to buy the entire stock on the shelves. Of course, it will last me a long time, but it reminds me of when you run out of your favorite red lipstick, and just as conveniently your department store has stopped stocking it as well. So, when I came across this great DIY from realsimple.com for a dry erase board, I figured I would share it with you as well. An idea for a pretty dry erase board that serves as wall art when not in use. Now, that is right up my alley! One for the kitchen and one for the office, so how could I say no? I think they will even serve as great christmas gifts for next year, or even to be able to change out seasonally, or as my decor moods change. I will say that the DIY is pretty self explanatory, but I was gracious enough to include instructions :)

Materials: 1. Picture frame with glass or plexi insert (I recommend the Ribba frame from IKEA 2. Fabric scraps, wallpaper, wrapping paper, or scrapbooking paper 3. Heavy duty tape 4. Dry erase markers 5. Velcro (optional)


Step by Step How To: {click image above for larger step by step view} 1. Remove everything from the frame (paper, mat, backing) except for the glass. 2. Cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than your frame backing (about an extra 2 inches all the way around). Whether your backing is hardboard or cardboard, this tutorial will work, so don’t worry. 3. Place cut fabric over frame backing and then flip over. 4. Fold over excess fabric and then, using heavy duty tape, attach the fabric to your backing. 5. Place the now fabric-covered frame backing into the frame and you are all done! ( Optional 6. Place a small piece where you desire on your picture frame and also on the side of your Dry Erase Marker so that you can keep it handy at all times! ).You are now ready to write notes all over your pretty dry erase board.

Check out these DIY inspirations by others:


Check back later to see how mine came out! I am thinking a white frame paired with a simple gray + white fabric pattern. - NB

nicole brennan  .  302.545.0412  .  nicole@lovelygirlsevents.com  .  wilmington

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