Although the digital world in which we live makes it oh-so-easy to schedule our lives in ten-second increments as neatly as can be on our mobile devices, laptops, desktops, tablets and whatever else is about to be invented and mass-produced to make our lives more convenient, there’s just something comforting about writing out a to-do list longhand and seeing it in our own handwriting.
No matter if a server fails, if there’s a connection problem or if we accidentally hit a button we shouldn’t have — a handwritten reminder isn’t going anywhere. With that said, and with our ever-shifting schedules and changing priorities blinking up at us 24/7 and occasionally causing us to twitch, a good old-fashioned dry erase board never goes out of style.
But there’s the thing — style. Plain white office boards are rather clinical in appearance and tend to look out of place in our homes. So, if you’ve got a smidge of craftiness about you and, say, a $10 budget (or better yet, a few source materials lying around the house), we’ve got a recommendation: a DIY dry erase board.
Simply cover the backing of a picture frame with a piece of fabric in a light or bright color and/or low-contrast pattern you love, and then snugly fit it back into the frame behind the pane of glass. Et voila! Â A set of dry-erase markers, and you’ve got yourself a chic solution.
Now if only crossing off all our reminders were such an easy task…