Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday

I've been staring at this bulletin board/key holder for weeks now. Dissatisfied with the way it looked, but not really knowing what to do with it. When I woke on Friday morning, the idea bulb in my head went off, and suddenly the fate of the board was clear. It was quite simple, a new coat of paint would give this boring board new life. I bought this about 10 years ago when I was going through my Pfaltzgraff Naturewood phase. I loved the sage green, and at the time I was a collector of watering cans. This seemed very appropriate for me. But 10 years later, the colors no longer appeal to me, and my love for watering cans is since long gone.

I stripped the decorative ribbon from the board and removed the key holders. I sanded a few areas of it and wiped it down before I applied the painter's tape. Because it was a light color to start, I thought it wasn't necessary to prime it before applying the spray paint.
Here's the final product...all spiffy and new. The black really makes it pop against the white wall. I moved it from the master bedroom to the eat-in kitchen area where it's much more functional.

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3 comments:

pk said...

This turned out great! I like it's new black coat and it's fun that you still use it for a bulletin board but without the ribbons. Good job!

pk @ Room Remix

Susie said...

What a beautiful tackle!!!

Organizing Mommy said...

Ah yes, the sage green phase. I loved it also, but.. the new look is fabulous!

Yes, I can come and help organize. I will do all sorts of stuff for a latte (white mocha chocolate grande, Starbucks, to be exact) !!!!!!!