Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made-It!!

My 12 year old daughter says she wants to be a rancher, but I think she secretly wants to be a teacher. She loves helping me with all my teacher projects. Remember the laminating? Anyway, she was just as excited to dive in and help with these dry erase boards.
 
Here's a funny during our work...
 
"Most people are using cute duct tape on theirs," I said. "I guess I'm just too boring..."
 
"You're not boring, Mom. Far from boring," she replied (my kids really think I'm crazy...someday I may share some reasons why...). :-)
 
Maybe cheap or practical is the better word here. I went with a plain color so it would go with any theme I chose...
 


Cheesy Grin - She always says, "Are you going to put that on your blog?"

 
The details...if you haven't seen them on blogland already.
 
I went to Lowe's and quickly found the "white panel board." I asked the nearest employee in the lumber department where I was supposed to go to ask them to cut it. He pointed me to the end of the aisle and kept working. I stood there by the huge saw for a good 15 minutes...long enough to tell my husband my sob story about getting my first speeding ticket. At least three employees walked by me--holding the large white panel board, standing by the saw--obviously waiting for someone to help me. Finally, someone starts asking if they could cut the panel board for me. Everyone that walked by said no. Eventually I had a "back-up" cutter come and help me. I was very patient--knowing most of my irritation had to do with my ticket! After about 45 minutes, I walked out with 30+ boards cut to the 9 x 11 size. I thought 12 x 12 would be too big, but now I think those would have been fine...and easier for my poor "back-up" cutter to cut...
 
White panel board - $14
Duct tape - $6
 
If you try these DIY white boards, I hope your Lowe's experience is a bit better than mine. But I'm happy!
 
Inexpensive and cute. :-)
 
 
Have a blessed day!

14 comments:

  1. Way to go :) Glad your daughter pitched in too help..Im with you on the solid color duct tape..it really pops
    Amanda
    Rock Stars At Work

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  2. Thank you for joining my blog! I love your dry erase boards. Ive been wanting to make some for years.

    Thanks for being a part of my Erin Condren Giveaway!
    Sending Tons of Teacher Love Your Way,

    Lori

    Second Grade Serenade



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    1. Hi Lori! I'm always looking for new blogs to follow--especially 2nd grade now that I'm moving up. Crossing my fingers on that giveaway! :-)

      Crystal

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  3. I really dislike going to places like Lowe's and Home Depot. I don't know where anything is in those places and really hate asking. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. And when you do ask...it seems like it is hard to find someone knowledgeable enough to help you!

      Crystal

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  4. I love these boards! I know exactly how you feel in Lowes- AND with the speeding ticket. :( Sorry... I am your newest follower! I'd love you to stop by my blog if you have a chance! Your daughter is a doll!
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! So glad to have you as a follower!

      Crystal

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  5. Those are great! I'm very impressed.
    Your daughter is just so cute!!!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  6. Last time I went to Home Depot, I walked by the paints, 3 people standing there. A few minutes later, when I wanted help, nobody there.
    However, your boards turned out really nice. Your kids are right - not boring!
    Sara

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    1. Oh, oh, I'm a Kansas girl, too!
      Following you! Sara

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    2. Hi Sara! Yeah, Kansas! Thanks for following and taking time to comment.

      Crystal

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  7. Your boards turned out great! Can't wait until my grandson is old enough to help with things like this... :0)

    Smiles,
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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