We go through this phase every year. Investing in planners, diaries, and calendars. And we use them for the first quarter of the year and slowly it gathers dust, goes hiding, and then ends up as a kid’s scribble pad a hundred years later.
Maybe that will change if you have *wait for it*, the perpetual calendar! Wait, we’ll say it a gain with drum roll, *drum roll*, THE PERPETUAL CALENDAR!
It’s a super DIY that’s functional, forever, and here’s the cherry, it uses chalkboard paint! Can we have a woo-hoo?
So this is what you will need:
- Wooden chopping/cutting board
- Black chalkboard paint
- Another colour crylic paint.
- Number stickers (medium size)
- Paint brushes (one big brush and a finer brush for details)
- Paint tray
- Masking tape
- Eyebrow tweezers
Okay that’s a long list we know. But this is something that is going to last forever. Imagine your grand grand grand kid auctioning it on ebay 5.0 for millions. Yeah, it can happen. So leave your signature on it after you are done. Most people get super famous after they die anyways.
Prepare your board by cleaning and sanding to provide a smooth painting surface. If you are buying a new board, this step might not be necessary.
Ooh, we forgot. Put on some old work clothes. It can get messy.
Divide the board into four main horizontal zones. The first zone on top will be used for the month, the second for the days of the week, the third, which is the biggest one, for the numbers of the dates (1 to 31) and the fourth zone at the bottom will serve for taking notes.
Paint the third zone in a pastel colour of your choice.
Divide painted zone into squares for the different days. Don’t be caveman here. Use a ruler.
Add sticker numbers.
Paint it black. Use the big brush here. Allow the front to dry before you paint the sides. And yes, paint the back portion as well, because we can have a lot of fun there too.
Now use the tweezers and remove the number stickers. Ta-dah! It’s okay if some of the paint comes off, it will look rustic and awesome!
Get your chalk, write the month, the days of the week, and of course everything else you want to remember this month!
So what are you going to do on the other side? Lists, lists, and lists. Flip it and write all your to-dos, to-buys, to-slaps over there. So you can carry this around to your home office, kitchen, studio and never forget anything. How awesome is this DIY!