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Monday, July 25, 2011

It's A Goodwill Good Deal ~ $4 Picture Turned Into Dry Erase Board

We had my family over for a cookout this weekend, and I am sooo bummed that I didn't think to take any pictures!!!  Even though I don't have any photos to show it, we had a great time, and it was great seeing everyone.   

I have a  big family, and I made a ton of food for our little shindig.  Before my family arrived, I wrote the menu down on a makeshift dry erase board hanging in my kitchen.  Some of my nieces and nephews thought that this project was pretty cool, and it ended up being somewhat of a conversation piece in my kitchen. 

I really wish I could take the credit for this idea, but I can't.  I saw a version of this in blog land several moths ago, and for the life of me, I can't remember which blog I saw it at.  Although this piece has been hanging on my kitchen wall for a few months now, I have yet to blog about it, so without further ado, here's another Goodwill Good Deal....

This is what it looks like hanging on my kitchen wall now.......


......but this it what it looked like when I purchased it from Goodwill for only $3.99.
This purposeful piece of kitchen wall art was really easy to make.  All I did was take out the old portrait, and then I used scrapbook paper and scrapbook stickers to create a new "portrait'.

Lastly, I attached a dry erase marker to the side of the frame using Velcro.  The dry erase marker works on glass the same way that it would on a regular dry erase board:)

And that was it!  One $4 Goodwill frame + scrapbooking supplies that I already had = one practical yet beautiful conversation piece in my kitchen:)

19 comments:

  1. Very cute and creative! Thanks for sharing!

    Mandy
    http://a37s42.blogspot.com/

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  2. Cool Idea! :) I love it when bloggers find uses for frames at the thrift store. :)

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  3. I've been looking for a "cute" dry erase board as it were and here you are sharing a cute idea, I feel as though it's fate. ;0) Hopefully I'll get this project done ASAP! Thanks for sharing. :0)

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  4. Visiting from CRAFT. I am a new follower, too. Great idea. I am trying to come up with some DIY projects to be better organized this school year! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  5. Love it! I have seen similar boards "out there" as well. I haven't had a chance to scope out my usual thrift store haunts, but I hope I score as well as you did! This looks great! By the way, I am your newest follower!

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  6. great idea! love the price tag too! thanks for partying with me!

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  7. Beautiful! I'm always looking for new ways to use scrapbooking materials! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  8. Great idea and lovely upcycle. Thanks for sharing this...CUTE!

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  9. I have seen these made, but nit with the white paper like yours so that it is easy to read. The other ones seemed to loose the writing in the background! I am sooo making one now! Great job and I like your blog:) I am visiting you from Homework's Inspiration Party.I would love for you to link it to my Pinkalicious Thursday party.

    http://www.frugaliciousme.com/2011/08/pinkalicious-thursday-party-13.html

    XOXO,
    Tasha
    www.frugaliciousme.com

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  10. So cute! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  11. I am saving this in my inspiration folder for later! Thanks for sharing the great idea! I came on over from the hodgepodge life link party and I'm glad I did!

    darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

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  12. Very neat, Rachel! I love the papers you used! Love the price, too.

    visiting from Feathered Nest Friday : )

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  13. Nice redo.

    Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  14. I love this... what a great idea!
    I'm following you from the Simply Designing linking party. I would love it if you'd follow me back:

    www.daughterbydesign.net

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  15. Yeah!!! Maybe I'll make mine today:) I might forget though since I don't have it to remind me!Thanks for sharing the fun at Pinkalicious Thursday!
    XOXO,
    Tasha
    www.frugaliciousme.com

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  16. Came out darling- and perfect for a repurpose!! Thanks for linking up at FNF and sharing this week!! :)

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  17. That is really cool! I'm gonna have to make one like that

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  18. I was really searching for such a nice post and got here...Thanks for sharing such a nice information, its beneficial for me...Keep sharing more.
    scrapbooking supplies

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