DIY Dry Erase Board

    I’m feeling especially chatty today, so we’ll see how that goes. I just wanted to share a quick idea before the boo bear and I head off to story time. Most people have heard of chalkboard paint, but I wanted something a little different and easier to clean up in my kitchen, so I went with dry erase board paint. Measure out your board area, follow the paint instructions and you’re done! We bought some framing material (chair rail? crown molding?) and painted it white to give it a more polished look. C (the hubs) couldn’t quite get that bottom corner to measure up right, so we covered it up with an .88 ladybug from Walmart :) You can use it for weekly menus, family messages/scheduling, daily Bible verses, etc etc. The clean up is easier than with a chalkboard (no chalk dust!) and A likes to stand on a chair and draw on the wall, which surprisingly (and thankfully) hasn’t led to any other-wall artwork. Have fun :)

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dixie (mom) on March 3, 2010 at 11:14 am

    That’s why the ladybug is there. Looks professional. Did not know that was dry erase paint. What a clever idea. Good deal.


  2. Posted by CStoll on March 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as dry erase paint. Great project!

    By the way, do you know if there are washable dry erase markers available? I have an old dry erase board in the basement, but I’m afraid to let Logan draw on it because he usually gets marker all over his hands (and sometimes clothes if he brushes his arm over his picture – washable crayolas are great!).


    • It was really fun and just different than the chalkboard you know? Don’t know about the washable dry erase markers…. :( you could always make a smock out of a trash bag :) I also love aqua doodle and color wonder markers!!!


  3. This may be because I am not a mom…yet…but what is it that you made? It looks like a dry erase board to me. I don’t understand this dry erase “paint” phrase.


    • Have you ever heard of chalkboard paint? It’s basically the same thing but it makes an area of your wall dry erase and not chalkboard :) You just paint on the dry erase paint (like regular wall paint) and it makes that spot a homemade dry erase board right on your wall! It’s fantastic, really :)


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