It isn't so bad that it isn't usable, but I'm glad it is going to be in the garage or I would hide it in one of the unused rooms lol!
So here is my computer desk shelf turned Dry Erase Board for the garage.
Before: this pic is of a different shelf as I forgot to take a pic of the one I was working on but they are from the same desk.
After: I modpodged some motorcycle pictures on it and used some strong double sided tape to add the soup can marker holder. I used the outdoor modpodge to give it some water proofing as snow sometimes enters the garage when the wind comes from certain directions.
I hope this encourages you to give it a try. cost Approx. $2.00
I got the dry erase marker and plastic at Dollarama, the rest I already had for years.