I have a couple of notice boards on my kitchen wall. They used to have shopping lists and menu ideas on them. Then I used them for things I had to remember to do. Lately they haven’t been used much at all as I use my iPhone for all those things instead. So I decided to give them a makeover!
Originally they were large photo frames to hold multiple standard photos. I bought them for a couple of dollars at a cheap shop. Instead of putting photos in, I covered the backing card with pretty scrapbooking paper. I used to have a mixture of blue papers, but I found that it was hard to see the writing on them. This time I have used lighter papers with a contrasting border.
Once you’ve added your pretty paper and put the backing back into the frame, you can write on the glass with a white board or dry erase marker. I found some erasable crayons in Officeworks that work well too. Mine are attached to the wall using a 3M removable product called Command Picture Hanging Strips. These peel off again without leaving a mark so you can use them on any wall. I used three strips for the larger board and two for the tall narrow one.
What I love about them for this project is that the boards are flat against the wall so they don’t move or damage the wall when you write on them. With a traditional hanging hook, the board would shift and possibly scratch the wall as you write. These hold the board completely still.
And what did I write on my lovely new boards?
Plus the kids spelling words for this week
so I can quiz them while I cook dinner.