Something I really wanted to incorporate into the new office is a big writing space on the wall. I had a giant whiteboard in my office while working in the corporate world and I’d spend hours sitting in front of that board brainstorming and coming up with new ideas. It seems as though my best work makes their way to the surface when I can messily brain dump it all onto a giant space. Paper doesn’t cut it. I don’t know why. I need something bigger! As much as we loved and used our DIY chalkboard in the SC house and I loved the vintage feel it adds, it was quite a mess with the chalk. Here’s the thing though – whiteboards are ugly. There I said it. We needed something we could use whiteboard markers on that wasn’t an eyesore. We found a perfect solution!
I did some searching online to see if we could streamline things and order an acrylic board(s) and holy guacamole Batman those things are expensive! To save money, we decided to DIY one! The total cost for both of ours was $107 compared to the $200-$400 (on the lower end if you’re able to snag it on sale) that I found online. Here is what we did in case you want to make your own!
While we wait for the second set of our favorite drawers to arrive, we only have a few things left in the office to finish until it is “complete”. I will also be on the hunt for a few vintage/thrifted items to wrap it all up in a pretty bow. That’ll have to happen in the month of June when the budget has some wiggle room for it!
Here is what we’ve completed in the office so far and what we have left to do:
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