Making This Home Ours: Whiteboard

I have been waiting months to finish this project and share it with all of you. As most of you may have seen on Pinterest lately, chalk boards are a growing fad. If you follow my family along over at Cherry Blossom Love, you know that I use them every month for P’s monthly photo shoots and to document important events in P’s life.

I really wanted one in our kitchen but I needed something that was a little more functional. While it is fairly easy to write on a chalkboard, erasing is a hassle. Not to mention, as a perfectionist, I would spend so much time making sure my to-do list looked perfect, I wouldn’t have much time to actually accomplish something!

Since repurposing old frames has grown so popular, they are hard to come by in thrift stores. I got lucky and found this gem at our local Restore. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew I had to have it!

Now that we have a little one at home, we were uncomfortable with having something so heavy hanging in the kitchen. We decided to get plexiglass cut at Home Depot to to replace the glass with. We also found the perfect color to paint the frame, Gloss Tropical Oasis.

I wanted to leave a majority of the white board blank but knew our cleaning checklist would look great behind the plexiglass. Now we can just mark off a task when we accomplish something.

I love having this in our kitchen. We can jot down important phone numbers, reminders and to-do items that help keep us organized. I keep a variety of colors white board markers and a dry erasers in Longaberger baskets.

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6 Comments

  1. Michelle March 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love the poppy blue color and the basket w/markers right next to it, great idea! 🙂 Michelle

    1. Mary Meyer April 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks Michelle! It has been so helpful to have in the kitchen!

  2. Lauren March 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Very cool idea. Love the frame. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-11.html

    1. Mary Meyer April 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Awesome link party Lauren, thanks for the invite!

  3. Brittany B March 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Everything you make is adorable! I might kidnap you this summer so you can come make my house look as picture perfect as yours! 😉

    1. Mary Meyer April 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Haha, thanks Brittany! 🙂 That would be fun, although I don’t think we would get much work done, lol!

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