Upcycle With A DIY Whiteboard

Personalizing your own dry erase board is childsplay when you think about driving down to Walmart or Office Max to pick out an imported cookie-cutter whiteboard wrapped in a heap of misused plastic.

Choosing to whiteboard scrap wood means upcycling (environmentally friendly) and also scores you mega points for creativity. I chose a fragmented piece of wood for a raw materials appearance and its ability to fit in smaller spaces without compromising writing room.

Visual people appreciate tangible lists and many cannot function successfully without it and a whiteboard combined with your computer helps save on paper.

A resourceful characteristic when creating your own whiteboard is its ability to become double-sided, making it double functional.

What you will  need:

Dry Erase paint by Rustoleum.

Paint roller


Drop cloth

Paint brush

Sand paper


Scrap Wood

Raw Wood for DIY Whiteboard (Photo/Kendra Yost)

Lay your drop cloth down.

Sand the wood and prime it (only prime raw woods).

Use your roller and your paint tray to roll on a nice coat of the dry erase paint and let dry. Use your paintbrush for edges and corners.

It is a good idea to apply a second coat.

Let the paint dry for three days before starting to write on it to ensure proper erasing.

DIY Whiteboard (Photo/Kendra Yost)

Here’s a tip: Each morning take a picture of your whiteboard with your cell phone to have on reference each day.

Take pleasure in a gratifying experience as you cross off items on your creatively recycled whiteboard to achieve your goals.


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