Wednesday, September 14, 2011

White Wash Wednesday

True, yes?  discovered on pinterest.

We are really having fun around here with the glass picture marker boards that I first posted about here.  I picked up this wood frame at a garage sale and painted it white. I didn't have a piece of burlap big enough to go in it so....I used mod podge to adhere book pages to the backing of the frame.  Then I used a combination of matte medium, water, and white paint to white wash the text.  

I chose a book with fairly small text and then trimmed all of the white borders off so I'd have a pretty solid background of text.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

**Note:  Washable dry erase markers do not work very well but the brand SRX are so nice.  They just  wipe off so easily with a paper towel.

This board is now in my 11 y/o daughter's room.  I was planning on putting it in the laundry room...need to go to more garage sales :) or look in the barn :)

I'm linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm, for White Wednesday.


  1. Oh....... I adore this! I have all kinds of stuff to send you so that you write on it and send it back. LOL Gorgeous handwriting!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  2. so very true ... makes me think of "turn that frown upside down" ;) ... but said in a pretty way

    the text background really appeals to me too...great frame rescue once again Jill!


  3. So very cute Jill! You come up with the coolest projects. Mind if I make one of my own?

  4. go to the barn Jill..remember your goals lol

  5. OK...LOVE this! Definitely going to make some! What a great gift idea, too!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love that! And thanks fr the tip on which marker to use. My daughter likes writing on the bathroom mirror, until I asked her to stop .... The markers weren't washing off!

  7. I love this. The whitewashed text is a perfect backdrop! Thanks for the tip on the marker.

  8. Brilliant!
    And I concur about the happy part. I am positively glowing then! :)

    (and when I am NOT happy, I am positively ugly!)

  9. Love this! I love using old windows as big marker boards in my workroom! I love how easily you can just wipe it off with a paper towel. I have found the longer the marker is on... I need to just use a little water to get it off! I have to say, I love your blog. Your SIL Lori told me to come take a look! So glad she did! :)

  10. Love your blog and your beautiful ideas! thanks for sharing! I live in NW Iowa.


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