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Day 10: Easy Burlap Dry Erase Board

Today I needed easy. We’ve got a tremendous amount of things going around in our home and I NEEDED a bit of a creative break (for my sanity’s sake)…. but nothing that required too much effort.

Pinterest once again came to the rescue (they even helped me decide what I wanted to write as my first message on my dry erase board ūüôā …. I needed something that screamed happiness and happy thoughts and just wait ’til you see what I wrote:¬† (drum roll please………)

I started with a cheap unfinished wood frame from the dollar store. Took it apart and then painted it.

¬† In the picture above you can also see what I did next….. I took the back portion of the frame and sprayed adhesive on it. I then covered it in burlap and then trimmed off the excess from the edges! Easy Peasy.

Once the green paint finished drying, I brushed over it lightly with white paint that I had really watered down. After painting it on, I took a dry paper towel and wiped the white paint off. It softened the green color and gave it a distressed/white wash look. Once all the parts were dry I put the frame back together with the glass over the burlap, and then used a dry erase marker to¬†write “Choose Joy” in the same¬†basic pattern (but in my own handwriting)¬†as¬†Laura, a ¬†fabulous “Pinterester”,¬†¬†(is that a word? and if not, what else do you call a person the puts a pin on Pinterest?): http://laurawinslowphotography.com/blog/2011/12/04/free-choose-joy-printable-guest-post-lil-blue-boo-phoenix-photographer/

And a HUGE Thanks to Jill Ruth¬†for the “Pin”spiration for my super cute and easy Burlap Dry Erase board

…. I LOVED making it and I’m excited to change the message out to fit what our family needs for the day: whether they be messages of love, thoughts or hope or even a simple HELLO.

Happy Pinning & Creating,

Kirsten

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