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Friday, 7 June 2013

DIY: GLASS NOTICE BOARD


After two incidents where my girls were up doing homework at midnight, (because they left it until the last minute) I then copped the bad attitude and crying from tiredness. NO more! I decided something had to be done in the form of a calendar for us all to see when homework was due so I could remind them to start ahead of time.

It had to be on view and somewhere where we walk past everyday, no point hiding it in a cupboard or in a corner. This meant it had to be something a little stylish and funky that I could bear looking at everyday. I decided on a glass board. And the girls' thought that was cool because they'd get to write on it with the glass markers!

I bought a big framed print from the Variety Store, I took out the picture and painted the thin mdf backing board with the same colour paint as my walls - Dulux 'grey pebble', however because the glass had a green tinge to it it looks ever so slightly different to the actual wall. You could do a 'colour' if you like but I didn't want it to be a feature.




I drew up the lines for the days with a white glass marker onto the glass but put it back in the frame with it facing in so that when you write up your notes and change your dates over you can wipe away and the lines don't scrub off! I like to keep the calendar up to date so I just keep adding a new month at the top while the end of the other is still in use towards the bottom if you know what I mean??
All in all its working well, but I don't think anything will ever stop my two girls from cutting it fine, and maybe I'm just not tough enough!! They'll learn one day...











I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. I am looking forward to a break from early morning sports!
Carla x

1 comment:

  1. Love that! I keep a calendar on the inside of my cupboard doors in the kitchen but my girls might actually look at it if it was out in the open like yours. May have to try this in our new house!

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