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December 31, 2011

Repurposed Cabinet Panel Chalkboard

Happy New Year to everyone!

I thought I'd make my last post of 2011 one of my very first repurposed/recycled projects that got my creative wheels turning and inspired me to start this blog this summer-I can't believe it's been 6 months since I started! It has been an adventure!

There's this amazing non-profit store in my area called Scrap 4 Art, where you can fill up a large bag of donated scrap items for only $6. (If you are a teacher, everything is free! )

They had these forgotten about cabinet door panels waiting for some creative reuse and I bought a few, with the idea to paint them into chalkboards.


Here is one of my favorites that doubles as a chalkboard and message board--thumbtacks can be pushed into the cork section with a reminder note, list or photo.



Here's how I made this chalkboard: 
 -First I painted the middle section with chalkboard paint. 


-After that was dry, I used painter's tape and plastic to cover and protect the entire chalkboard section from the next step of spray painting.


-Then I spray painted the framed area. (I used a Rustoleum color called Paprika).


- After everything was dry, I hot glued the corks onto the side. To finish, I nailed a picture frame hook to the back. 


Well, I guess this sums up the first 6 months of ReMadeSimple--it has been a thrill to share with the world and get inspired and connect with other bloggers out there!

I sat down today and wrote out some creativity goals for myself and I am excited to share some new craft ideas and recipes, money saving tips and furniture and room revamps with you in 2012!

Have a safe and blessed New Year!



Linking up with these parties and this party.


11 comments:

  1. Cute! That color is great! I would love for you to link up at our party going on now. http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-20.html#more

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  2. Looks fantastic!!! I would not ever say that color is a fav...but I am ALWAYS drawn to that color when I pick up or make things for my house!

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  3. This is a nice piece, I love the color choice, it should come in handy for jotting notes. Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a Happy 2012! All The Best, Loretta

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  4. Happy New Year - what an amazing 6 months!

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  5. Thanks everyone! This color was one of my favorites for a long time, but I am planning on painting it a different color-maybe yellow? or simply white?

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  6. Oh My! We NEED a store like that in my town. So jealous. Plus I'm addicted to chalk boards. Really.:)

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  7. Love it! Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in 2012, Kristina! :)

    Roeshel

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  8. cute!! love the corks on the side, too!!

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  9. this turned out so neat. I LOVE the idea that you can pin things on the corks!

    I’m having a link party on my blog today if you want to come over and share this I’d be just tickled pink! Here’s the link if you’re interested! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/t-time-51-and-link-party.html Happy New Year, Maria

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  10. Loving this project! So glad I found you on Polly Want A Crafter! New follower :)

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