Amanda @ The Hand Me Down House found a nice attractive way to leave notes, but not on a white board.
If I could paint a picture for you — you’ll be able to see why this next project was so important to do — well, sort of: I grab my purse and head out the door to run some errands. I turn right back around and get my reusable grocery shopping bags. I get out the door again, and get in the car. Then back in the house I go because I forgot my shopping list and coupons. One more time….I leave. Do you know what I forgot this time? I needed some water in the car. Seriously — it is not that rare for me to go in and out of the house two to three times. It’s just plain sad.
So I saw these really cute whiteboards over at Keeping it Simple (BTW – she has a SUPER fun link party every week too). Well how perfect would these be?? I could hang it right on the door going to the garage and have a checklist of what I need to bring with me to the store, errands, wherever I’m going!
So last week while I was out thrifting with my Bestie, Becca at One Girl, One Beautiful World I was keeping my eyes peeled for the PERFECT frame that I could makeover. Well of course I found it — otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this post. 🙂
First step was to disassemble the frame and take out the glass, matting and beautiful flower picture (yikes!!). I spray-painted the frame black. Then I covered the back and matting with some fabric I had picked up at Joanne’s. My fabric was a little on the thin side, so I doubled the fabric when I placed it.
I took my all-powerful hot glue gun and glued my fabric down (I’m sure you could staple it if you wanted to, too).
The only other thing that I did before I put the frame back together was I put two little swirls of store-bought adhesive vinyl on the fabric (that way it’s not going to get in the way of writing on the whiteboard and you can’t accidentally erase them). See?
I reassembled the frame and glued a ribbon to the back so I could hang it.
So since my board is on a door I wanted to really secure it, otherwise it could go flying all over the place when people go in and out of the garage. I used the 3M Command Hooks to secure the bottom and sides to the door and I also used a Fancy Command Hook I had to hang my ribbon from. And check out this coupon if you want to get any for yourself! I think it works pretty well- it hasn’t gone flying off the door….yet.
And that’s it! Not hard — and I’m really excited to use it (although so far it’s just been used for people to leave me strange messages).