One of my favorite quotes on the subject of dogs is, "Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong". We call this "DIY" the "Cutest Wall Decor Ever" because, below, we highlight how you can frame a print of your dog (AKA the best dog ever) and double its usefulness.
We've already spoiled the DIY surprise...all you need to do is frame your favorite print of your dog. I went with an 8" x 10 print of Pierogi and Gilly from this post. You could also go for a desk-size or nightstand-size print. As for the actual frame, we recommend any study, inexpensive frame with a glass insert that you don't mind marking up...
The double usefulness part is this: using the frame as a dry erase board! I've been using frames as dry erase boards since my dorm room days and have framed everything from scrapbook paper to calendar and meal plan templates. But framed photos are especially great because without anything doodled on them, they appear as innocent pieces of art. To me, it's similar to this concept.
What do you think? There's really not much to this, but we do have a few bits of advice:
- Choose a photo with light colors, or try converting the photo to black and white.
- Darker colored dry erase markers will show best on clear glass. Also, I prefer fine point markers to chisel tip markers for doodling on this type of surface.
- After doodling on the glass, you should be able to wipe it clean with something like a paper towel -- just like a real dry erase board. But, if you ever do need a little cleaning solution, just be mindful not to saturate the surface as it could seep through to the photo.
I love the placement of our little print. It's convenient for writing out whatever comes to mind -- reminders, motivation, doodles...
Woof! (Hey, there!) Pierogi, Gilly and Sarah here. Thanks for stopping by our dog blog. We're a little dog-obsessed around here and Pierogi & Co. is all about inspiring you to enjoy the dog days. Because life's more fun with your best (furry) friend by your side. So grab a bone and follow along as we stop to sniff the flowers...