Okay, kiddies. This idea has been floating around the interweb, and I thought I’d share my version with you. I’m a big fan of organizing and lists. I have lists everywhere. It’s getting out of control. Solution? (Or a way to eliminate 1 of about 40 lists per week?) Perhaps these wee dry erase boards.
I saw the idea here first (made with fabric). And then found a meal planner here (turns out the designer likes dry erase markers too). And then some free artwork here. Last night I wandered over to the dollar store and found some white frames for $2 a piece. Then stopped by Staples for some dry erase markers – about $6 for 6. Or a buck each. (Duh.)
Once framed, I realized the white of the dollar store finds was far too glossy (it hurt my eyes) and had a blueish hue. Cheap is awesome; not looking quite so cheap is awesomer. So, after this morning’s caffeine hit, I hit Kent Building Supplies. I carefully selected some Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paint. I would have preferred a more contrasting colour to the walls, but in these here parts the colour selection was limited. My kitchen has a lot of taupe and cream in it. The store seemed to be offering up some sort of dingy off-white, and many other colours that were very bright and wouldn’t suit the space. So I settled on a colour that would blend right into the taupe of the walls: taupe. Monotone always works, and it would let the prints in the frame become the focus. Right?
No need for plastic primer with this stuff. It sticks like mad. At first, I planned to have two dry erase boards. But then I’d have to get rid of two scrap paper lists per week. This seemed excessive. So I decided the menu board was enough and framed up another print to sit alongside it. Oh the ideas you can find on the interweb! I should make a list…