Do you remember the last post I did on dry erase boards? I shared two different options on how to make
your own huge one for a
lot less than what the office supply stores charge.
One way to make one is with dry erase board paint. The other option is by purchasing
a 4×8 sheet of white panel board from Lowe’s or Home Depot.
I decided to go with the quickest and easiest of the two and that is the panel board option. It is so easy. I just bought a 4×8 sheet at Home Depot for $11.87 and had them cut it to size. I decided to have them cut it in 3 pieces.
2- 3×4 pieces and the left over size is 2×4 ft. The great thing is once it was cut, I didn’t have to worry about it fitting in my vehicle and I could start working on it right away without making a mess at home. I also picked out the frame board and had them cut that too. When we got home we just lined up the frame and my mom helped me screw the 3/4 inch screws on the backside to hold the frame in place.
You can see lines where the frame boards come together, but it doesn’t bother me. I didn’t even paint it…. it’s primed MDF board and it looks really good!! I can always paint it later and change the color, but I really like it white. The whole thing just blends in with all the woodwork and has a nice light look. I was going to do chalkboard, but I was worried the room would feel a bit dark. There isn’t a lot of natural light in the office.
As you can see above the total cost for each large board is approx. $14.49 without tax. Office Max has a 3’x4′ for $109.00 they also have a 6’x4′ – 279.99 8×4-$339.99. Those would be so easy to duplicate.
So now that the project is done we’ve been having so much fun! It is so versatile… We’ve used it for everything from a calendar to playing hangman…our son even left some funny quotes from Princess Bride…
This was another mother-daughter project 🙂 Thanks Mom 🙂