The Jewell house took up a lot of my time, so I haven’t been posting anything on the blog. However, now that the house is “done,” I can post some of the other projects I have been working on at Courtland in between projects at Jewell.
One of the projects that was quick and easy that I worked on at Courtland was a dry erase door. Back in the day, Chet used to have a dry erase board on which he would write his “to do” list. Unfortunately, when I painted his office the board went bye-bye. I was having trouble keeping track of his work schedule and he was having trouble keeping up on his chores, and I remembered how useful the board used to be. I started a mission of searching for a new board that was fairly attractive, and couldn’t find anything I liked. And then I saw the Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint at Michaels and an idea was born.
I like a good deal, and the paint at Michaels was about $25. I always have my phone with me to see if I can get a better deal on Amazon (with my free prime shipping), and got it for just $20! (Hey, $5 is something!) All the woodwork upstairs is painted, and we have cool old doors with inlay panels, so I decided it would be kind of cool to paint the inner panel of one of the doors in Chet’s office. I was concerned about mixing the paint with the resin, and painting a smooth finish, but it all worked out pretty well. I put on three coats to make sure it was effective and let it cure for two days.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out! It blends in with the door, but still does the job. I read not to use red markers on it or they will stain. This has been really helpful for keeping Chet’s schedule and chores handy! The best part is my bathroom is now finally getting clean on a regular basis! I am really happy with the quality of the paint and think I will do it again on a door in my office!