I was wanting something to go over my daughter’s desk. Something practical and something cheap to make. Idea! Dry Erase Board. It’s quick and easy to make.
1. Go Goodwill shopping for the ugliest 1980s picture you can find. Make sure it has a great frame around it. I went for a plain Jane frame.
2. Take the ugly picture out of the frame. Give the picture to your least favorite family member as a gift on their next birthday. Ok maybe not. Do what you like with it. Mine went to the trash.
3. Take the glass out of the frame and wipe the frame clean.
4. Take the spray paint of your choice and go over the frame with a light coat. I picked Krylon’s Ballet Slipper. What better color for a little girl’s room. It took several coats to get it to where I wanted it. Good thing it only takes 10 minutes to dry between each coat!
5. Put glass back in. Since my frame did not have a back I used thumbtacks pushed into the back of the frame to secure the glass.
6. Add embellishments. I added a bow. I wanted something simple since my girl’s room already has polka dots all over the walls. You could add jewels, rhinestones, bows, feathers, boas or whatever you can think of.
7. Hang where wanted.
8. Stand back and admire. OR in my case stand back and decide it needs a little sumpthin’ sumpthin’! Didn’t I say I wanted it plain? Changed my mind! Pretty normal thing around here.
9. I decided to change up the look just a bit. I cut ribbon the length of each side. Then I used Aleene’s Tacky Spray on the back of each piece of ribbon and tacked it down to the frame. Added a bow and hung it on the wall again.
10. Stand back and admire!
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