Monday, August 10, 2009

Making Old Things Become New!

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I am finally making some progess in my inventory for the bazaar. Here a couple of items I did makeovers on. The first one is a calendar holder that I repurposed into a chalkboard/bulletin board.Sanding is sometimes a necessary evil. Not one of my favorite tasks, but necessary.
In it's raw state just waiting for some painting.
Ahhh, isn't that a pretty color. Hubby suggested hanging it from an old wire hanger on the closeline, which worked beautifully for spraying.
It took about 4 coats to get a good coverage. This is the back.
This is the final result. A world of difference, don't you think?
I ended up glueing fabric to the cork I inserted in the bottom. The top is sprayed with chalkboard paint.
Here is a close up of the fabric I chose for the bottom.

I bought this old bulletin board from Goodwill for 3.99. It was in really good condition except for the ugly color it was painted.

Here it is with a new color palette. Now doesn't that look cherrier (cheery), pardon the pun. Stay tuned for more projects...<

7 comments:

Natasha said...

Can I come do an early bird shopping trip?

sarah said...

I love the black and white chalkboard-sooo cute! I think I will have to steal your idea.

Sue said...

Just went through some of your older posts- you sure have a talent for transforming things.. I like what you've done to your trays and chalkboards. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. Hope to hear from you sometime...
:-) Sue

ness said...

visiting from asptl-love your chalkboard idea-that is so cute!!

michellejohnnie said...

super cute!!

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

I love the new memo boards..And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog..
I looked at your other blog - vinyl lettering and about choked laughing at the car sticker about keeping guns and such..gotta say I LOVE THAT. Might have to email you to get a couple of those..

tammy

Armchair Housewife said...

Oh I really like both of these projects. I like the idea of redoing bulletin boards and adding fabric. nice!

Here is the link to my recent post where I redid a calender holder into a chalkboard, if you're interested. :)

http://armchairhousewife.blogspot.com/search/label/Rednesday