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<p>I had no idea large boards were so expensive. I was hoping to have something large enough for a calender plus maybe a to do list/ grocery list or notes.</p>
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<p>Even on craigslist large boards are 50+. I know there is chalkboard paint... is there an inexpensive soluation for dry erase boards?</p>
 

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<p>I had been wondering about this too... found these links that might be helpful!</p>
<p><a href="http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-White-Board-%28Dry-Erase-Board%29" target="_blank">http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-White-Board-%28Dry-Erase-Board%29</a></p>
<p><a href="http://chrismetcalf.net/2007/06/16/how-to-dirt-cheap-wall-sized-whiteboards/" target="_blank">http://chrismetcalf.net/2007/06/16/how-to-dirt-cheap-wall-sized-whiteboards/</a></p>
<p>A bit more work than just buying one, but HUGE savings!</p>
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<p>We've had good luck with melamine sheets from the hardware store.</p>
 

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<p>When you say large how large do you want to go?  I ask because i've picked up a dry erase calendar at Ikea for under $20 its about 16x16 so the blocks that have a nice space for writing plus it has a section for "notes" vertically on the left.  I got  it a few yrs ago and its held up very well.  We have several dry erase boards (we hs) and have gotten some larger ones at costco for under $30 that were magnatized as well.</p>
 

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<p>I found very large, framed ones at Target.  I think they were $20.  I bought them about a year ago though.  They were over in the office supply area by the poster board.</p>
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ETA: guessing they are about 2x3 feet.</p>
 

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<p>I saw a tutorial somewhere that you could use an old picture frame with some pretty paper (or white I suppose) under glass. Apparently the markers write really well on glass.</p>
<p>Maybe you could pick one up at a thrift store?</p>
 

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<p>Or a mirror, maybe! my gf and I used to write notes with dry erase markers on mirrors.</p>
 
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