I absolutely love note boards. I am constantly writing myself little notes or leaving notes for others. Even with text and email, a handwritten note is still needed! If you are like me, this will come in handy. I found this old mirror just lying around and as much as I like mirrors, this one just needed a better purpose, so I created a dry erase board using a backsplash!
Difficulty level: Moderate
Backsplash, gloves, protective eye wear, razor knife, yard stick, pencil, desired frame for dry erase board.
- First, I removed the backing of the mirror; this was very simple because it was a bunch of tiny screws.
- Second: I removed the mirror piece, just like removing a picture from a picture frame. The mirror was glued to the backing; I had to remove the mirror from this to reattach the backing to frame. I slid a butter knife carefully between the mirror and the cardboard and separated them.
- Next, I used the backing as a measuring guide to cut my backsplash. I traced the backboard for my template.
- It is time to cut the backsplash. Definitely always wear protective eye glasses when working with metal. I use a yardstick as a cutting guide so that my edges remain straight when scoring the metal repeatedly. I scored each side 7-10 times and then bend it slightly and it will break apart from the remaining piece.
- Now I am able to place my backsplash into the frame just like a picture, reattach the backing and place screws back into place. Depending on your frame you may need to predrill little holes to reattach screws. On this particular piece it was not necessary to use a drill!
- Tada! A beautiful dry erase board!