Sometimes we strike out that's for sure. But other times .... we Score!
Even if it's used and abused, every now and then you can find that needle in the hay stack. And make it into something you simply adore.
A few weeks ago I found this cork board/bulletin board. The color was sort of an off white, and to me it was dingy looking. Of course it didn't match the color pallet I am going for in the kitchen and I wanted to "beach it up " a bit.
A little paint and some starfish should do it.
The wood frame got a fresh coat of white craft paint and a bit of light brown for de stressing. I wanted to paint the cork blue, but decided it would be a bit to wild for the theme I was going for. I gave the cork a fresh coat of brown paint and it was way to dark. I watered down some white craft paint and blended it into the brown. To my surprise I was pleasantly surprised the way it resembled sand (to me anyway lol) The over all look of the white over the brown also softened it up a bit.
The starfish I also found at a yard sale for 50 cents... With a little hot glue they are the perfect accent!
Here is the finished project! I know this really wasn't "trash" to treasure, but it needed a make-over for sure. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. It is eye catching when you first walk into the kitchen and functional for all of our daily notes. With the kids starting back to school this week, I know it will fill up fast. I'm thinking some cute sea shell push pins need to be made next to complete the look.
This past week we have hit the jackpot when it comes to our Yard Sale finds! I got an adorable table with drop down sides I am going to make into my office desk. My favorite yard sale find of all a FREE solid wood dresser that I will be making over for the teens room.
You won't want to miss these 2 Make-overs I'm so excited about them!
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Do you have any trash to treasure stories of your own? I would love to hear about them!