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4.07.2011

Dry Erase Vinyl Message Board


I'm so excited to share with you a great new product that I just found, and fell in LOVE with!
DRY ERASE VINYL!
I had seen chalkboard vinyl, but not dry erase vinyl!!! :)

I knew I wanted to create a message center with the decal that I printed out, so this is how I did it.




I started with this rectangular board that I got from The Wood Connection, here in Utah.  It came with the edges routered and two holes at the top, already done.

I painted the board white first, with Semi-Gloss paint...


Then I painted it with my Crystal Aqua color, from Valspar.
Then sanded the whole thing, lightly, to bring through the white a bit.


Next, I took my dry erase decal off it's backing paper... And centered it on my board.
I didn't use transfer paper for this project, because it made the thick dry erase material, actually a bit harder to apply.  It was easier, to just peal the large piece off, and place it where I needed it :)






I also added this MESSAGE vinyl decal to the top, in dark gray.
And for those of you who want to print your own, on your Silhouette, or make a stencil, for your board, the font name I used for "MESSAGE" is called COFFEE TIN.
You can download it HERE

Then I added a piece of white and dark gray fabric, to hang it up!




I used a Velcro strip on the wall, to hang up the dry erase markers, next to the message center.



I think I'm going to put this outside, by our front door, once it warms up a bit more, so that people who visit can leave messages if we're not home!

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Here are some ideas for where you can use your dry erase decal:

- Hang it straight on the wall or a refrigerator
- On a board, for a custom message center
- Inside a cupboard, to keep track of medication doses and times
- On a dorm or bedroom door, or inside a school locker
- By a front or back door, to jot down items you don't want to forget!

30 comments:

  1. I love love love the wood connection! Im lucky to live less then 10 min away. I have to be very very careful when I go in there as to not spend my whole paycheck.

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  2. This is so cute! You have such great ideas! LOVE YOUR BLOG!

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  3. Adorable!! You are so creative, I love it.

    And can I just say, your blog has become my most favorite to follow, even over most of my personal friends! Haha! Keep it up, girl! You're inspiring!

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  4. I was really excited when i saw this groopdeal in my email this morning, but have been trying to figure out where I'd put it. I got the little oval chalkboard decals when they were on groopdeal and I love them! (i think that was you?)

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  5. Awesome! I love what you can do with vinyl these days. Does the dry erase vinyl only come in white?

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  6. I love dry erase! This is so fun. Thanks for sharing all you fun ideas and thanks for the font info! I already downloaded it.

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  7. Wow! I was just wanting to buy this exact thing off of GroupDealz! I am SO excited to do this! I am so happy that I saw your blog.

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  8. What a great idea! Where do you buy the vinyl?

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  9. I love this so much I just went to groop dealz and snagged one!! Love it!! Can't wait to use it!!

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  10. The white wreath, and the balls...can you just go ahead an make me some?

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  11. You are so dang creative!!! I have a question for you- I am considering a white sofa and want to get a real person's opinion. Are you able to keep it clean and is it a pain to keep the slipcover looking nice (ie. wrinkles). I really like the Ikea Ektorp sofa in white. Of course PB would be nice but too much money. Thanks!

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  12. You message board is adorable!!

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  13. this is such a great idea!! I want to make this!! I guess I need to go get a silhouette ;o)

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  14. This looks adorable...great job!!

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  15. I have a few on my giant metal cabinet "wall" at work. It makes my cube a little bit cuter! :) I love the message at your door idea!

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  16. That is darling! I love the shape of the dry erase part. You are definitely keeping with the blue color. Yum! Love it!

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  17. LOVE this! So so cute! That vinyl is so fun, I need to get me some of that!

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  18. What a cute vinyl idea! But wanted to let you know that I run a beauty blog and did a post on your lash extension experience...because honestly...they look incredible! Here's the site:
    http://www.getprettywithlaura.com/2011/04/want-some.html

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  19. This is SO cute! Love it!
    ~Shelly
    http://evenings-and-weekends.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love this! I think I am going to put it on my pantry door under a vinyl pantry word decal, to keep track of the groceries I need!

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  21. I LOVE this! It is so cute! Where did you find dry erase vinyl? And did you cute it with your silhouette?
    What a great idea!

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  22. This is such a cute idea! Also, I love the fabric you used to hang it with! Might I ask where you bought such adorable fabric? :)

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  23. What a great idea! I just found your blog and I have to tell you its just darling! Can't wait to catch up on old posts and pour over the pictures!

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  24. I love this idea!

    I commented on your painted mat but I think cyber space has misplaced it! That is gorgeous too! :)

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  25. I love this idea! My husband just mentioned that we need a dry erase board in our kitchen for lists, and I was thinking, "Ew, ugly!!" and trying to think of a way to make or get a pretty one. Now we can have one that's gorgeous!! This is so great. Thanks! - Amy

    http://motherhoodandmiscellany.blogspot.com

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  26. I love this idea and especially the placement on the fridge!

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  27. Just found your blog! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! You have such amazing ideas and you are so stinkin cute!

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