I finally found a way to surprise my hubby: Just don’t think of it until the night before. Then everyone gets surprised!
Well, the night before Valentine’s day I thought of making Joel a new large wall calendar.
His work one we made him many years back was growing a bit old and was on the small size.
(No he isn’t into math like crazy, those are one of our workers who used to be a math teacher!)
For a while we had used electrical tape we’d cut down for the lines but about a year ago he took those off…I know, yuck.
I had checked into boards like these, but they run around $50.
No. Thank. You
By chance I heard my hubby tell our bro in law last Saturday that one can get a wall covering that is a white erase board.
So using this as inspiration:
And this one where a lady painted the whole wall in her narrow hallway:
I found the board the hubby had talked about at Lowes.It was really cheap ($11) for a huge sheet of White/Gloss Hardboard Wall Panel. I took a marker with me to make sure it would work as white board. In hind sight that could have turned out really bad if it hadn’t worked!!! Lol!
The guy who came to my aid at Lowes instantly regretted it when I told him I needed 36 squares. It was 7:30 in the morning. Maybe he was still waking up and I misunderstood his look.
He cut a great 8x8 squares for me and then I dug through the garage for tools to drill holes. I finally found drill bit that worked and drilled away! My idea was to make a calendar that the day’s could easily be removed and written on then hung back up. So the nail holes needed to be large enough to not get caught up.
I got a circle punch from Hobby Lobby and used a coupon so it cost only $9. I punched black circles out and then cut the numbers out of white paper. Then I laminated them by hand using clear laminate. then stuck them on with sticky tack.
I use this stuff all the time. It works for labels and covering books. It is the best!
I used it to cover the days of the week as well.
Finally, my creation complete!