Back in June I got a couple of items, including an old crib from my Aunt Helen and Cousin Lois. You’ve already seen what I did with the sewing cabinet (Helena)
When I got the sewing cabinet, I also picked up an old crib. Because these drop side cribs have been outlawed, they will be plentiful at the curb. This decal was so cute, I have to tell you it was very difficult for me to sand it off, but I did:
I was pleased with how well it smoothed out.
Because this crib was old, I did a lead paint test on it. (negative)
I used my paint sprayer to spray on some primer.
I then painted it white with my paint sprayer. (It sure does make projects a lot easier)
Due to the heat we had in July, I brought it indoors to finish it up. I used ScotchBlue Painter’s tape.
I brushed on three coats of chalkboard paint.
I bought a piano hinge to put the two pieces together. Let me tell ya, crawling around on the living room floor putting all those screws in, just about did me in. I could barely hobble around for over a week!
This would look GREAT at my booth at Glendale. I am torn between using this as a sandwich board sign and a child’s easel.
I’m still trying to figure out how to finish it off. It’s been in this state for several weeks, while I think about the final details.
If I make it a child’s easel, I will apply dry erase contact paper on this side, along with a clip to hold art paper. At the bottom, I will install a tray to hold art supplies.
It really would make a great easel for some lucky child, but, if I repurpose it as a sandwich sign board, it’s DONE! (except for a chain to keep it from sliding open too far)
I would love to take credit for this, however, when I blogged about receiving the crib I got this comment:
You can see my inspiration at Katie’s blog The Red Kitchen. My readers are the BEST! They’re always ready to help me out! ditto is SOOO right, I love chalkboard paint!
What would be your vote? Easel or Sandwich Sign Board?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.