Friday, May 10, 2013

Dry Erase Board Desks for Less

I am back inside today to show you another project from my office/craft room.



When I bought this Expedit desk from Ikea, it looked like this.


EXPEDIT Desk IKEA The table stands level on uneven floors with the help of adjustable feet.

I bought it in black, but decided to paint it another color.  So I did.  Then I changed my mind and painted it white.  Then I thought maybe I could try out that idea paint and make it a dry erase board.  It is a cool idea, but $30 for a small amount of paint is a little too expensive for me.  Plus, I wanted to paint all 3 of the desks that are in my office and I wasn't sure one can was enough.  So, after a little more research on the web I found out that thrifty white board paneling can be used as a dry erase board too.  Off to Home Depot I went.

 

The price may vary at different stores.  I am not sure.  But $12 to cover 3 desk tops was definitely in my price range.  

Home Depot will even cut it for you.  I gave them the dimensions for the 3 desks I had and they cut it at no extra charge.

Bring them home and put them in place and you are done.  The board I added to the side was attached with Loctite Power Grab.


I put a calendar on the side and a to do list and shopping list on the top.


This is my husband's desk.  He can write notes down on the desk top when he is on the phone.  Phone numbers, appointments, etc.


This is my desk.  I write down songs that I want to buy and amounts I want to remember.  It is very handy.



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20 comments:

  1. This is very cool. What a great idea!!

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  2. Thats' so cool! We have that same desk/shelving system in our kids' rooms. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  3. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a great idea:)!! I love this:). Thanks for linking up at The Owl's Skull!! Jess (aka Alice)

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  5. Perfect. I always need a space to write down memos and meetings. This is so clever. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. This is a great idea! I would love for you to link up at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/assets-and-efforts-linky-party-2.html

    Thanks,
    Angela

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    1. Thanks for linking up at Assets and Efforts on HickoryTrail

      Angela

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  7. Holy cleverness! This is such a smart idea!!! I'd love for you to share this too at my House Party---http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2013/05/house-party-3-b-y-o-p-features.html XO

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  8. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts

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  9. Cool idea and a perfect space to write down messages or doodle. What a clever idea. I'd love for you to share it on my link party, Sweet Tooth Tuesdays. It's not just for recipes, it is also for DIY projects and crafts.
    http://sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com/2013/05/sweet-tooth-tuesdays.html

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  10. Awesome idea! I have a HUGE dry erase board that would work great with this!

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  11. What a terrific idea! I think this would be fantastic for a child's or teens desk since they tend to doodle on everything!

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  12. Great idea! Now I know what to do with that dry erase board that never seems to get hung up on the wall...

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  13. This is so neat. I have an Expedit desk, too (in white) and might try this on the side. My girls would love drawing on the furniture!!! I think I'd end up with marker all over my arm/sleeve if I put it on the top!

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  14. what a fabulous idea! I am going to pin this, had no idea they sold this! thanks for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  15. This is brilliant! What a great idea for a desk - thanks so much for joining us at Thrifty Thursday this week and linking up at LWSL - Ruth :)

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  16. I picked your desk as one of my favorites for last week's Sweet Tooth Tuesday! You can head to the party to grab your featured button if you like. I can't wait to see what you might link up this week! :)
    http://sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com/2013/05/sweet-tooth-tuesdays-2.html

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  17. Wow - this is such a neat idea!!!! LOVE it. Pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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