If you’re an organization nerd like me, there’s a good chance you adore whiteboards. No sticky notes falling down, no chalk dust everywhere—just pure, unadulterated white space for keeping track of things. *sigh*

The problem? Whiteboards—especially the larger ones—are crazy expensive.

When I redid my office, I wanted to dedicate a 48×24′ space to plot out book notes. Too bad that’s an irregular size by industry standards. The closest I could find was 48″x36″ and I was not prepared to spend upwards of sixty bucks on this thing. Even the cheap peel-and-stick kind was twenty-five.

Yeah… no.

So, I started researching DIY methods. Apparently, a thing called “Hardboard Thrifty White Tile Board” has the same dry-erase qualities, and you can get a 96″x48″ sheet from Home Depot for only $13.97 USD! Be still, my heart. They even cut it there, so I walked out of that deal with not one, but FOUR WHITEBOARDS for less than fifteen bucks.

Of course, I dressed them up a bit when I got home. To suit my particular needs, I put white duct tape around the (rough-ish) edges, painted that with my office’s trim color, and then used washi tape as an accent. Easy peasy! 🙂

Carrie
 

Carrie Butler is an award-winning author and graphic designer. Time away from her desk is spent playing with her dog, yelling at the TV during hockey season, and indulging in various forms of geekery—not to mention wielding a thousand-degree pen!

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