The center piece, whatever it was at one time, was missing out of it so I decided I wanted to use cork to fill it (which what I am assuming was there). And at one time or another, I bought a fabric quarter that I loved so I decided I wanted to use that to cover the cork and make a memory board. Next all I had to do was decide what color to paint it. So I grabbed my fabric and off to Lowes and Wal-Mart I went. I bought a cream, a dark gray, and a teal color spray paint. I first was going to do the dark gray but once I got it all home decided on the teal.
So then the transformation began.
I first began by taking off all the hooks and other hardware. I decided to leave them as is. I don’t know how old this thing is but I had the HARDEST time getting the screws out. They were awful and I actually had to leave a hook on because I couldn’t budge the screws and did the same for the bracket that holds the little “mail” sign. So when it came time to paint, I just taped them off to protect them.
Then came sanding the finish off. I have no idea what it was but it would clog my sand paper within seconds. After that primed it and painted it Krylon’s Bahama Sea.
All done! I hung it in our just inside our kitchen.
It is near our fridge so now all the invitations, save-the-dates, and other odds and ends that end up on the fridge can go on here. (We’ll see how well it works for us. haha)
I love the way it came out. 🙂
Linking to these parties!