Hi everyone! Lately, I have been attempting to deal with “problem” areas around my house. You know the kind I mean. Places where piles grow–counters, stairs, desks, etc, In my home, one of those places was a corner of my kitchen where a set of bulletin boards hung. You could find all kinds of paper tacked willy nilly–no rhyme or reason whatsoever. I decided it was high time to deal with the mess. So today I’m going to show you my solution–a revamped [and personalized] chalkboard/bulletin board–that I hope will end the chaos and bring some order to that junked-up spot.
I think we can all agree that it looks better, even if it doesn’t work better.
The embarrassing before shot. See what I mean? (I’m going to use these bulletin boards in my work room to create inspiration boards.)
I picked up this white board/bulletin board combo up at a garage sale for a buck.
I gave the oak frame two coats of Americana Decor “Primitive.” Then sanded it lightly to distress it.
Once the paint dried, I gave it a coat of Minwax paste wax, and buffed it about ten minutes later.
Next, I spray painted the white board with Krylon blackboard paint, which goes on like a charm.
Then I stenciled on a decorative border, using one of my new stencils. To spell out “Petrillo,” I used some letter stencils I had on hand. I like the personal touch of adding our name.
It’s a distinct improvement over the disaster-area you see in the “before” photo above. Right?
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