I purchased this personal painting at Goodwill for $3.99. Sorry to whoever painted this picture. Looks like you put a lot of work into it but it’s time for it to move on and find a new home and purpose. Let’s have a moment of silence for this guy……
And here he is all pretty and shiny! I didn’t use painstaking brush storks or fancy paints to create this like the artist did before. I did use my favs…..chalkboard paint and of course spay paint!
I used a butter knife to loosen the nails in the back so I could pull art work out. Since the front of the canvas is a little bumpy (which would not work well with the chalk board paint) I flipped the canvas over and applied 2 thin coats of chalk board paint with my sponge paint brush.
This is the back of the frame once the chalk board is back in place. I cut 2 pieces of twine that ran the length of the canvas and tighten them in place as I used my butter knife to bend the nails back in their original place. If you look at the right top and bottom of the frame you can see the twine. You could also use a staple gun to fasten the twine in place.
I originally wanted it to be a magnetic/chalk board but when I went to Home Depot and saw the magnetic primer was $20.00 so I canceled out that bright idea and came up with this (twine and clothes pins). I’m sure I would have used the magnetic primer for other projects but being the cheap gal that I am talked myself out of buying it.
I finished it off with a few clothes pens that I spray painted red. We used to have a magnetic board here that I used store restaurant coupons and invitations. Now we can keep track of coupons, party invites and have a place to write a “To Do” list. Kent doesn’t know it yet but this is going to be his very own little chalk board for all his Honey Do’s! Right now it kind of blends into our butter cream walls (which for some reason always looks white in photos) but it will soon pop when I give this room (our laundry room) a coat of light green paint.
I hope this inspires you to head out to your local Goodwill/Thrift Store and give something that others may see as dead a new life! Like always I love to see what my projects inspire you to do so shoot me an e-mail at (one word): domestic princess in training (at) gmail (dot) com.
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