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How to Make a Sketch Pad Over Furniture

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

When I heard that Sherwin Williams had launched a new product to make your own sketch pad, Sketch Pad™ Dry Erase Coating, I knew I had to try it!

Inside the package box I found everything I needed to make my own Sketch Pad including the products, accessories, gloves, roller, and tray.

As for bases, the possibilities are endless. You can use the product on any of your office or kitchen furniture to make an erasable sketchpad to write all your notes. Or apply it on your wall and let the kids doodle over them!

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

I made a Sketch Pad out of the cabinets on top of my desk and it turned out amazing!

Find out how to make yours below.

MATERIALS:

  • Sketch Pad™ Dry Erase Coating kit (Inside the package you will find two containers, roller, tray, and gloves)
  • 1 Quart of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Color: Coral Reef (SW 6606). Sheen: Glossy
  • 1 Quart of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Color: Teal Tame (SW 6757). Sheen: Glossy
  • 2 Brushes 1 ½ “(Premium XL Polyester Sash Brush Angle)
  • 1 Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Multi-Surfaces (1 “or 2″)

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

STEPS:

1. I used two colors to separate my personal notes from my office notes. If you like the idea, apply some tape to divide the area for each color. You can also paint the surface with just one color.

2. Apply two coats of paint and let it dry for a couple of hours.

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

3. Now it’s time to create the product mix for the Sketch Pad. First, you have to pour the half pint of Part B to the quart of part A. Mix it all together using the provided stir stick for 2-3 minutes or until a uniform milky white color develops.

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

4. Apply the mixed coating using the black sponge applicator that is included in the kit. If you find some imperfections you can apply a second coat. Wait a few minutes between coats and try not to apply too much product so it dries properly. The material will appear milky white when mixed and during application, but it will dry clear.

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

5. The surface will be ready for writing with any common dry erase marker after 7 days!

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

I was delighted with my new Sketch Pad! It’s great being able to write notes on the cabinet doors right above my desk, and the best part, it doesn’t take any extra space out of my already crowded office.

What would you like to be able to write all over, and then erase?

How to Make a Sketch Pad Over your Office Furniture (Como Hacer un Sketch Pad sobre un Mueble de tu Casa) | Live Colorful

 

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. The original post is in Spanish on the Sherwin-Williams Latino blog. Find it here.

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