I’ve got more than a couple of these marker boards around the house and I love them. I have them in the hallway, the kitchen, the office. They’re easy and cheap and they bring in whatever pop of color or pattern I’m looking for.
Start with a frame – I like the simplicity and affordability of the Ikea frames.
Remove the mat from the frame and cover it with paper. I find that wrapping paper works great. I’ve had great luck with TJ Maxx and Home Goods wrapping paper – great colors and modern patterns.
Tape the paper in place around the mat and replace the mat in the frame.
Hang them on the wall, lean them on a shelf, stand them on a counter – you’ve got a marker board. Regular dry erase markers write on the glass and wipe off without any problem.
We use the ones in the hallway to hold quotes, reminders and lists.
The one in the kitchen was used to write love messages between family members.
The ones in my office I don’t usually write on – I just like the color they bring to the room, but occasionally I’ll write a quote on them.
When you want to switch things up – find a new wrapping paper and the look is updated in no time.
Such a great idea! Where did you get your magazine rack? I've been looking for one just like that!
The magazine rack is from Marshalls Home Goods a couple years back – but I've seen similar things since.