Tuesday, September 18, 2012

diy re purposing

 



One of the many things I seriously enjoy doing is finding older items and re purpose them into something new! I found a awesome chalkboard/dry erase board for 4.99$ at a local thrift store, it was dirty/old stickers on it, stained. etc.
 
Here's my simple diy re purposing post on what I did today, this works for almost any kind of item!!
 
1. find your item you want to re-do, clean it up so the paint will stick! I use magic erasers to get all the grime off
2. Tape off parts you don't want to get paint on, I used painters tape and a cut up trash bag to protect the surfaces.
3. find a place outside to paint it at, I use trash bags or old boxes to protect the ground and from kicking up dust onto the item I'm painting. Also I use spray paint in a can, for most of my projects!! Can I tell you they have some really neat and fun new spray paints [glitters, glow in the dark, chalkboard etc.]
4. Start spraying, don't get to close or the pain will run. I usually do the spraying in short spurts rather than holding it down and spraying continuously. I also do around 5-6 coats of paint, make sure you do it in warm weather or the paint wont dry as fast! Don't spray in cold/windy weather
5. Let it dry, I usually take it under the shade tree to dry and its there I can also see any spots that I have missed in the full sunlight. Sometimes shade helps you see those mistakes.
5. Pull off all the tape, I let the item fully dry outside for 24 hours before bringing in. Spray paint can have strong fumes for a little bit and always best to let it de-fume outdoors.
 
That's it! Simple, cost efficient and fun to see the end results.
 
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8 comments:

  1. Looks great! I've also seen dry erase spray kits too in the store. You can fix just about everything now!

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    1. I seen those and was thinking about it!! I wanted to cut costs in this one so skipped it, but one day I would love to do a entire wall that way

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  2. This is AWESOME! And Caleb's new board matches his desk. =)
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!! It does, Now it all flows together

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  3. Wow! What a make over, it turned out great :)

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