My office is well underway and I’ve been busy getting organized and coming up with a few ways to keep myself that way so that the mess that was my office space never happens again! (Update: The office is done! See it here!)
One of the things that throws me for a loop most often are the random appointments and changes in my husband’s work schedule that seem to happen more frequently than I’d like.
So I created a dry erase weekly planner so that at the beginning of each week you can get organized and ready for the week and write down the week’s events, reminders, and maybe even use this for some meal planning!
But I’m not keeping this one to myself!
Nope, I was challenged by my friends at Rust-Oleum to transform a $10 thrift store find into something beautiful or useful.
This is the $10 piece of art that I found sad and lonely in my local thrift store. It was a bit scratched up and let’s just say it is not my style at all.
But the size and shape was perfect for jotting down reminders and appointments and we all can use a little more organization in our lives so I grabbed it and took it home with me to give it a new life.
This was the first time I’d ever used Rust-Oleum’s Dry Erase paint and I have to say, I’m hooked. It was really easy and I’m happy to report that the dry erase pens actually erase really easily. No stains or smudges left behind at all!
Since the art was really dark to begin with, I started with a coat of white Rust-Oleum spray paint and then followed the directions on the Dry Erase paint giving it 3 coats and waiting about 30 minutes between each coat.
It also says that you must wait 3 days before using a dry erase marker on it, which I did.
While I was waiting, I came up with a design and cut out the letter for each day of the week that I designed using my Silhouette and some black matte vinyl.
I also cut thin strips of vinyl to separate each day of the week using my rotary cutter for a really clean edge.
I divided the board into 7 equal parts and marked them with a pencil before adding each vinyl strip.
Then I used painters tape to create a line across so that when I put the day of the week decals on they would be straight.
Who knew that ugly scratched up art could turn into this useful white board.
Pretty cool, huh?
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