Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dry Erase Frame

I've been in a crafty mood lately. A mood to create, which was often satisfied by writing essays or other things while I was in school, but now I get to create much more pretty things. So remember when I blogged about that photo shoot that I did? Well, I wasn't sure if it was going to take place in my bedroom or not seeing as it's pictures taken of me when I first wake up. Well, my bedroom is a bit boring, especially since it flooded in there a few months ago so we had to move stuff around. We have a big blank wall in our bedroom that desperately needed filling and I had the perfect idea.

I remembered when Lauren blogged about a dry erase frame that she made. So I went on a search to find that post on when she did it. I searched her blog and couldn't find it anywhere, so I e-mailed her. Apparently the designer that made the frame that gave her the idea made her take it down. Boo! Luckily, I figured out that you can still find the post.  If you're interested in finding the original post here is what you do. Google this: dry erase frame AND the little things we do. The link will come up on the search. If you click on it, it says page not found, but if you click the little button in blue at the end of the link info that says Cached, and it will take you to the page. Apparently Google has a snapshot of the page when it was originally posted so you can still see it! Sorry Lauren if I've flooded your blog with that search.

If you don't want to do all of that you can go to this more recent post and the bottom picture has a picture of the frame.

So here's the idea. You take a frame, you paint what you want it to say, leave some blank lines, and once the frame is all put together, you can write on the glass with a dry erase marker, and then you can change it whenever you feel like it! What a fantastic idea! So here's how I went about doing it.

I went to Roberts and bought a frame using one of their awesome 40% off coupons. I also bought some stencils, some black paint, and white and brown butcher paper since I couldn't decide which color I wanted to do. Then using a tape measure, I made lines where I wanted to letters since I can't do a straight line to save my life. I traced the stencils about a half an inch apart from one another, then I painted them black and changed a few things I didn't like about the look of the stencils, I ended up with this:
I had some issues with the first one I did, so then I tried it out on the white and the brown butcher paper.
So you have to help me decide which one I should put on my wall. I'm leaning towards the brown, it just seems warmer. What do you think? I really think this is such a great idea, thank you so much Lauren for sharing it!


Laura said...

Cute project! I think you should go with the brown.

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

This is super cute. I wish I was crafty these days. I still owe you a New Year's Card. ;) Or something. ;)


Scott & Traci said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE IT! So cute! I want to do this now too! :)

Scott & Traci said...

Oh, and I like the brown best I think too :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's great! I really like the brown.

Sam said...

I also saw Lauren's original post and loved this idea! That's lame she had to take it down :( I would have searched it the same way you did though! Yay for cached pages.. :) I think I like the brown better too. So so cute!

Krystal said...

that is such a good idea!!

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