Back before Matt and I got married we lived in separate houses and had to coordinate appointments, meals, and time spent between two houses. The system we created was a simple dry erase board converted into a weekly calendar. We ordered old school magnet numbers for the dates and I used some foam letters to create days of the week. I wasn’t pretty but it was functional. It served its purpose and worked well for us.
When I moved into the town haus after the wedding this bad boy sat on the floor near the kitchen work station. I just couldn’t put it up. We needed a more polished solution something that looked a little more grown-up. I stumbled on a local company that had just what I was looking for.
*Swoon* I tried to pick one color, but we love all of them, especially the bamboo. We picked up 8 in total (one for each day of the week plus a shopping list).
To stick them to our wall without minimal damage I bought 3M Command Adhesive Poster Strips. I wanted to the days of the week to look crisp and clean so I created letters using my Silhouette Machine and some black vinyl. Add our beloved old school magnetic numbers and you have a fun and unique household calendar.
We keep the extra numbers in linen anthropologie sack set on the nearby workstation and a collection of dry erase markers and an eraser handy. When it is all said and done, it wasn’t the least expensive option but it certainly is unique.
Green, White, & Silver Boards: 9.99 x 6 = 59.94
Bamboo Boards: 13.00 x 2 = 26.00
3M Command Adhesive Strips: 3.79 x 3 = 11.37
1/8 sheet vinyl: $1.00
Assorted Magnetic numbers: 9.00
Total: 118.68 + tax
Do you use a household calendar to keep your family organized?