DIY DRY ERASE BOARD: UPCYCLING AN OLD WINDOW

April 18, 2012 5:53 pm

This week I’ve finished the kitchen’s dry erase board by repurposing an old window. I bought the window at a car boot sale a few months ago (£1 for two). It’s a simple DIY project and I’m really pleased with the result.

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What you will need:

Window

Fabric/Wallpaper

Sandpaper

Wood paint

Masking tape

Hammer and nails

String or hooks with which to hang the board

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Method:

1)   I started by removing all the hinges and then gave the window a good wash with soapy water.

2)   When it dried, I masked the edges where the window and window frame meet to avoid painting on the glass.

3)   I then gave it a good lick of paint and waited until it was dry before giving it a second coat.

Depending on what paint you use, you might have to give it more than just two coats. Paint the frame using a good quality brush, it really makes all the difference. I used a flat paintbrush that I bought from Wilko and wood paint by Crown.

4)   Once it was dry, I gave the glass a good clean using window cleaner and then polished them as well.

5)   I then ironed the fabric.

6)   Measure how much fabric you will need to cover the back of the window.

7)   Place the fabric, face down, onto the back of the window and nail the fabric to the wooden frame. Leave about 2-3cm gaps between each nail.

8)   I used some string and two upholstery tacks to I hang my dry erase board. You might find something else works better though.

All you need now are some dry erase pens and a shopping list.

Happy upcycling!

Yours truly,

Nina

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