Monday, March 26, 2012

Dry Erase Calendar: Take 2

Hello there!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I sure did!  I spent the weekend in San Diego visiting my parents, so I've been M.I.A.  We had a nice visit and got tons of shopping done.  I actually got a lot of stuff that I needed or had been wanting to get and at pretty good prices, so I'm a happy camper!

One of the places we went to was Ikea.  I needed to return a couple of things as well as get a few more things - one of them being a replacement picture frame for my dry erase calendar I made that you can view here.  That was before tragedy struck as seen here.  Very, very sad.  But, I got her all fixed up!

I had remembered seeing picture frame sized glass at Home Depot awhile ago, so originally I had decided to try my luck there.  I did my measurements and found the size that I needed.  It was only a few dollars.  Score!

As I ripped open the plastic, thinking how clever I am, my hopes were soon dashed as I tried setting the glass into the opening.  Alas, it didn't fit.  Sighhhhh.  I must not have taken exact measurements (seriously - I was off by a centimeter.  Really?  REALLY??), plus it's an Ikea frame which never really quite works out to the same as regular store-bought frames.  So I made the trip back to Home Depot and returned the glass.  And then I patiently waited until I got the chance to get a replacement frame at Ikea.  Their frames are pretty cheap and I figured that I had to get other stuff there, so why not just get the same exact frame.  (I ended up using the other frame without the glass in it for something else - yay for me and reusing it!)

There were a couple of changes that I made this time around.  I found a different blank calendar that I liked better because the actual boxes were a bit bigger and easier for me to write in.  I found it here at Cutie Pie Printables.  I also hung it from 2 of the little command hooks instead of 1.  I almost had a tragedy before - it actually fell off the hook and onto the counter, but no damage was done (not until it was introduced to my elbow).  And I bought a new set of dry erase markers - they are mini sized and different colors, which should make it more fun.

So, there you have it.  She's all fixed up and ready to go.

I hope everyone has a good week.  I'll have more projects for you this week.


  1. I am really happy to visit this good post. It's showing a easy and under stable calender. we are easily write down any event from different day. That really remember our work.

    photo calendar

  2. Seriously considering trying this project, looks fairly simple-minus the extra trips to the store :)


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