Aha! Hack: An Easy-Breezy DIY Whiteboard

I was never willing to get on the chalkboard paint bandwagon that peaked in the early years of this decade. Besides the inevitable chalk dust and smudges that turned me off, hadn’t we all already agreed that the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard is the absolute worst? Instead of chalkboard paint, consider its polar opposite: whiteboard paint.

DIY Whiteboard at Tiina Laakkonen's House, Image by Matthew Williams
Above: In the work studio of interior designer Michaela Scherrer’s Southern California home, a narrow strip of wall between two windows was turned into a DIY whiteboard. Photograph by Matthew Williams.

For best results, apply it to just a small area, like Scherrer did in her home office, above. (You don’t want to feel like you’re about to give a presentation every time you look at it, after all.) Use the smooth surface to jot down reminders, grocery lists, schedules, and more—all mess- and squeak-free.

Rust-oleum Whiteboard Paint
Above: Rust-oleum Dry-Erase Paint, in white, retails for $19.99. Be sure to check the shelf life as its effectiveness diminishes after the expiration date.

For more inspiration from Scherrer, a Remodelista Architect & Designer Directory member, check out these posts:

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