Mark your calendar

Re-purposing, as it is called these days, has always been something I've enjoyed.  It is fun to take something meant for one use and turn it into something else.

This little project started as a faded framed print picked up at a garage sale for $1.  It was just what I was looking for to turn into a dry erase calendar.

Choosing neutral tones and a subtle designs, I glued wallpaper samples over the old print.

Next I measured off the calendar grid, working on the back side of the glass.  All of the markings are done with permanent markers, but on the back side so as to be protected from all the erasing that will take place on the front side.

Using my old friend Photoshop, I printed the word "Month" and the days of the week in mirror image so that I could trace the lettering from the back.
A word of caution if you try this at home:  the edges of the glass were not smooth, so I had to be espcially careful when working with it.
Also note, 'permanent' marker may not be entirely permanent, so be careful when removing fingerprints from the back of the glass before putting it back in the frame.

Now it is ready to add the month and dates, as well as important events and reminders, with a dry erase marker.

This handy-dandy calendar now hangs proudly in a homeschool room right next to this other makeover project I did.


Linda Jacobs said...

Wicked cool idea! Love your creativity!

Cindy said...

Now that is just too cool for school! What a clever idea. What size print is that? That is a lovely and cleaver idea that I might like to try to 'copy'!


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