Friday, December 30, 2011

One Last Project

I wanted to start the New Year off right...with a little more organization, so I ventured in to accomplish one more project before the year ends. Check out my new dry erase calendar!



Don't let me fool you, this project seriously stressed me out. I wanted the right type of frame and size and adequate sized boxes with extra room for more stuff. And then I had limited resources and so I was working with what I had and it wasn't working and I hate measuring...ack!

Let me first tell you that I didn't buy *anything* for this project. Nothing! Are you impressed?! I know...me too! I had a frame that had a little poster in it, but I hadn't hung yet, so I decided to pull the poster (it wasn't the right size anyway) and set it aside. I then mapped out the calendar portion in pencil, then outlined in marker. I cut the papers and bordered them in black and taped them together and onto the white backing. Then I just put it all together! I just realized how easy that should have been...oh my, my poor husband...he had to listen to me gripe.

BUT, I am WAY satisfied with how it turned out. Glass makes the perfect dry-erase surface! I have been less and less able to use my little purse planner, and I've been needing a big open dry-erase one like this for a little while. I'm ready to conquer having two children, and organization (and maybe weaning in 6 weeks) is the key, I'm SURE of it!

Aaaand, what's the first event that is going on my new calendar? My root canal. :( *Super* frowny face! Comin' to a theater near me on Friday....more on this later.

4 comments:

Scotty and Emi said...

Okay, THAT is just GENIUS!!!!! I had never dreamed of using glass for dry erase!!! Also, we made that box-treat shoppe... and my kids used it for rolling each other around as kitties. :D Ahhh, well. :D They still got lots of fun playtime out of the box!!

Tabitha said...

That is SO cute! And, it will last forever if the kids don't get a hold of it ;)

Mrs. Pedersen said...

That is just a great idea!! And turned out so cute. :)

Ryan, Becca, Brinley Boo AND Casen too! said...

LOVE the ultra organized calendar! I need to make something similar! So cute, nice work :) And wish I was eating off your meal list!