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!
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