i saw this idea online and thought hey i can do that! We have lots of old windows in the barn and the boys were happy to smash out the glass.
I've been organizing a lot around here lately, finding places to put school papers. there's a lot of paperwork involved even when your kids are schooled away from home! this is another way to stay organized and on top of things. Wouldn't want to forget to wear red on "red day", or wear sneakers on gym day, or when is picture day? and so on!
If i'd have done this myself, i would have done it in such a way that it would fall apart in a year or two. Rod helped and did it in such a way that it won't fall apart. ever.
I had a roll of chalkboard onhand (i'm sure there's a name for that kind of chalkboard, reminds me of wallpaper). and you can pick up a roll of cork at a craft store. Rod cut out plywood to fit and glued the cork and chalkboard to the plywood, using a construction glue. He then put nails in the back to keep it in place.
Also now have hooks to hang backpacks, yay! it's the little things..