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Drawing on the New Dry Erase Board

I talked about the process of making this board in previous posts.  I promised to show you how it looks once we draw on it.  We used wet erase markers to draw on it since they show up best against the navy background.  Below we jotted out some schematics.  See if you can guess what they are for.

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I love the white markers on the navy board.  It’s reminiscent of blueprints.

In case you missed the other posts, here is a quick recap of how we made the custom dry erase board:

1.  We bought a 4 ft x 8 ft sheet of acrylic from a local plastics company (lexan works well, too).   We had 12 holes drilled in the acrylic sheet for our stand off mounts, so we could hang it on the wall.  We also had the edges fire polished to look like glass.  This can be ordered in the size of your choice.

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2.  We painted the back side navy blue.  This insured that the board would still look like glass since the front stayed clear and glossy.

3. We hung it with stand off mounts.

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Below I was just having a little fun leaving a message for the hubby on the dry erase board.

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The top part of the second photo as well as the first was drawn with an extra wide wet erase marker while the bottom of the second photo was drawn with the thinner ones mentioned here.

Pretty fun.  We’re looking forward to using it in our day-to-day life!

Oh, and the schematic… it outlines how we are doing our Christmas decorations in our home. Just kidding – it means nothing!  I was just seeing if you were paying attention.

kristysig

18 Comments :

  1. I love the look of the wide, white markers on the navy background.

  2. What a sweet way to leave messages! And I wish I was schematic savvy, but nope! No clue! :-)

    • The schematic is a diagram for our Christmas decorations! Hehe, just playing – the schematic means nothing! I just made it up. I just added a line at the end of the post. :)

  3. I LOVE this look! Very sharp and modern!

  4. I love this… blueprints!

  5. Great looking board! I think you might single handedly drag navy blue back to interior design popularity.

  6. Love your board! My hybby says that is an electrical schematic :)

  7. Love this board Kristy! You keep outdoing yourself again & again!!!

  8. It looks awesome with the wet erase markers! It’s gorgeous! :)

  9. So cool Kristie, the blue just pops against te white. What a fun work environment you guys created!

  10. Looks great. What diameter are the stand-offs? Also can you wipe off the marker with just a paper towel (worried about scratching it)?

    • Sorry about the slow reply. I didn’t get a message notification. John, I don’t have them in front of me since we sold that house, but I think the diameter was around 1.5 inches. My board does scratch with just a paper towel. A microfiber cloth is best. However, it will depend on the lighting and color. All scratches showed on our blue one but none showed on our white board. Hope that helps!

  11. Nilson Molina

    Wow, incredible! I am really interested in doing this, but I am unsure of a few things. I want to use a board like this to jot down daily notes and ideas, various times throughout the day. Do the wet erase markers allow for this kind of usage/abuse? Or are wet erase markers more useful for make beautiful banners, or what not, that are left for extended periods of times, like the weekly specials signs found at some restaurants. Also, how does the acrylic hold up after daily use? Does it start to fade or do the markers end up leaving streaks (ghosting) even after erasing? I’ve purchased small sheets of acrylic and lexan to do my own tests, but being that you’ve had this for some time, I was hoping you could give me some insights, and possibly things you’d likely change were you to do it again. Being that this article was written a few years ago, I realize you may not respond, but either way I want to thank you so much for this incredible idea. I really appreciate all the information and ideas you’ve given us!

    • Acrylic holds up well to daily use. So does Lexan. Wet erase markers are harder to wipe off so I think they would get annoying for daily use. Definitely do your own test to see how it meets your needs. Good luck!

  12. Another quick question. Did you need to scuff up the acrylic sheet for the paint to adhere?

    • I didn’t have to ever. But, I will say that it will scratch off a bit, but once against a wall, there are no worries about that.

  13. did the markers that you have posted here work well for you still? I’ve been looking online for the white one. I just made a dry erase board using plexiglass today and just want to be sure you still like these markers. Thanks

    • I do still like the markers but to me, they aren’t ideal for daily use if you are erasing a ton just because they are a little more work to erase than regular dry erase markers. But, they are great for leaving things up for a bit. Hope that helps!

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