Easy DIY Whiteboard
Make this easy DIY Whiteboard in an afternoon! Perfect for an office, playroom, bedroom, and more!
You will not believe how ridiculously easy it is to make your own whiteboard! It’s an afternoon project that costs less than $30, and works so many places in your home. Because you can make it so large, and you can make it so cute, it’s perfect for filling up a large space.
I’ve been redoing a bedroom for one of my girls, and she has a huge wall space that really needed something. She’s 13, and a huge whiteboard was on her wish list. It was a match made in heaven!
Make your own DIY whiteboard!
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- White panel board
- 1 x 4 boards (or whatever width you like)
- Liquid Nails
- Medium Duty No Drip Caulk Gun
- 3/4 inch galvanized crown staples
- Staple gun (Compressor needed)
- Paint or stain
It all starts with a sheet of this white panel board, which you can find in the bath section at Lowe’s or Home Depot. It comes in 4 foot by 8 foot sheets, so you can make it that big, or cut it down to whatever size you like.
Cut the panel board and 1×4 boards to size. This is an example of how to cut the boards to frame the whiteboard. It’s an image I created for my DIY Chalkboard, but the concept is exactly the same.
Paint or stain the 1×4 boards and let dry completely. I painted mine white, to match her bedroom!
Once the paint or stain is dry, attach the 1×4 boards to the outside edges of the whiteboard using Liquid Nails. Line up the boards so they meet the edges of the whiteboard. I like to hang mine over by just 1/8th of an inch or so, because it hides the unfinished edge of the panel board.
For the final step, use a staple gun to add staples into the wood frame (from the back) for more security.
And that’s it! SO easy! We ended up making a second one for another daughter, and they both love them.
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Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.