As you know I’ve been re-designing my home office, and on a very tight budget of $100. I am thrilled to report that I still have a little more than $20 left in my budget and my room is already fantastic! I have been doing wonders re-purposing and repainting to make this space mine! I am going to do a total reveal of the space late next week, when it is hopefully complete, but I did want to share with you one of the projects that I did, that cost me nothing but a bit of printer ink. I turned an old picture frame into a whiteboard!
This took all of 20 minutes, and I was super excited about making it! I dug through my basement and found this old picture frame. I cleaned it up though I didn’t paint the wood. (You totally could). If you don’t have an old frame kicking around, check out a consignment shop, or garage sales, seriously, they’re everywhere. Heck, even ask on Facebook and you’ll likely have a friend who has one or two to get rid of.
I covered the cardboard that came with the frame with a pretty wrapping paper that I had picked up at Winners. ( I also used this paper as a table runner for my son’s 8th birthday – you can do a lot with wrapping paper!)
I glued the paper in place with a bit of Aleene’s tacky glue and I folded it around the cardboard (as if to wrap a present).
For the ‘white’ area, I printed out a blank calendar that I found online (google it – you’ll find one you love) I printed it onto photo paper, to give it a bit of a shinier look, and I filled the rest of my white space with photo paper as well. I threw in the purple paper as an accent, to help it match my room (my room is a very light lilac shade)
The decorations are scrapbooking odds and ends that I found.
Tip: Arrange everything before you tape/glue it into place.
Then just assemble the frame as though you were framing a picture.
And hang it up!
Since you spent next to nothing on your brand new picture frame whiteboard I think it’s only fair that you head to the store and buy yourself some fantastic white board markers! I did!