How to Make an Upcycled Whiteboard

by Upcycled Online

We made a whiteboard from a storm window. There are numerous ways you could modify this project to better suit your needs. Including using antique wooden framed glass windows or using chalkboard paint


  • Plexiglass storm window
  • White spray paint
  • Masking tape
  • Ruler
  • Newspaper
  • Sharpie
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Supplies for our project.

    Step 2

    We found our plexiglass storm window at Home Resource, a local repository of building materials from deconstructed buildings. You can also use an old wooden frame glass window.

    Step 3

    We are making a Kanban board, dividing it into three sections prior to painting the white on. You can also make a calendar board or anything else you want, or leave it blank too.

    Step 4

    The three sections divided by a sharpie line. Make it nice and dark so it will show up through the white paint.

    Step 5

    Tape over the edges on the back side of the frame to protect it from the spray paint.

    Step 6

    Pick a nice place to spray paint the back side of the window. This side will be against the wall and you will write on the untainted glass.

    Step 7

    Spray painting the first coat.

    Step 8

    After two coats of paint. It took three coats to get a nice even color.

    Step 9

    The backside of the window showing the window track to mount it on the wall. Hang from a screw sticking 1/8" out of wall.

    Step 10

    You can write on the frame with a sharpie to label your columns.

    Step 11

    Labeling the Kanban board.

    Step 12

    The mounted whiteboard. Notice our handy Upcycled dry erase marker holder.

    Step 13

    Finished product.