Framed Dry Erase Board DIY

This blank picture frame that hangs over my writing desk has really been bothering me lately.  Most of the time, I've had photos in the four slots.  But this time I wanted to do something different.  I toyed around with the idea of printing off some post-card sized prints with my favorite quotes... and I may yet get around to doing that.  

Then I remembered that I had a great piece of linen/burlap patterned scrapbook paper that I'd bought at Hobby Lobby for no particular reason other than loving it.  Unfortunately, it wasn't a large enough piece to cut into four slot-sized pieces.  After rummaging around in my desk, I came across a wallpaper sample I'd ordered from Anthropologie once upon a time. Since I'm whipping my writing nook into shape for NaNoWriMo, I loved how these book spines fit in with the literary spirit.

Since the wallpaper scrap was the perfect size for the picture frame slots, I traced it onto the back of the scrapbook paper and cut the paper into three pieces.  

 Then I taped the pieces securely to the inside of the frame.

I turned it over and was delighted with how it turned out.  Now you're wondering why I framed blank pieces of linen/burlap paper? 

Well, you can write on glass with a dry erase marker!  The scrapbook is light enough that marker will show up.  It gives me three nice little slots to write inspiring writing quotes for NaNoWriMo, or just notes for myself as I'm writing.

Here it is hung up on the wall!

Come back tomorrow for a tour of my updated writing nook!


Roxy said...

That's a cool idea! Thank you for the inspiration :-)

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the large frame with the four slots?

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