I love organized little family centers, with cute pictures of chalkboards all decked out.
But here’s the deal….I can’t stand chalkboards. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.
I do dig dry erase boards, but they aren’t very attractive.
During my multiple daily runs to HomeDepot, I ran across this:
Lexan, a clear polycarbonate sheet.
Similar to acrylic, in that its a glass replacement.
BUT, it doesn’t really scratch and it doesn’t crack. Did you read that? It doesn’t crack! Or scratch.
Those are two HUGE problems when working with acrylic.
It’s virtually unbreakable in normal use and is lightweight and uv protected to maintain it’s clarity.
I grabbed the 12×24 and went on the search for the thinnest plywood I could find.
Cut it down to size using my Ryobi Jig Saw and quickly sanded it down with the Ryobi Corner Cat Sander.
I cannot say enough about these two tools. They have been some of my main go-to’s during the Parade of Homes series.
Using a metallic sharpie, I traced diagonal lines across the plywood, cut a vinyl decal and placed it in the middle.
I can’t explain how perfect and easy this all went together.
Super fast to assemble and lightweight.
And be sure to head on over to Ryobi Nation for a ton of great tutorials!