Today is a good day to kick off March Madness! Well since it’s March first and all. I promised to share 31 thrifty makeovers in 31 days, and I am up for the challenge! I hope you’ll stick around and follow along with me!
To start things off, I am sharing this dough board I picked up at an estate sale for $2:
Now something like this I would not keep to use for food prep. I have to draw the line somewhere. But what else could you do with this?
Make a sign of course!
I love the positive sentiment.
I created the graphic in Photoshop elements: If you’re interested, you can download it free here: Today-is-a-Good-Day-to-be-Happy
And in the reverse also: Today-is-a-Good-Day-to-be-Happy-Reverse
(Both for personal use only please!)
Then I printed it in the size I wanted through blockposters.com.
Because I was transferring to a darker surface, I rubbed chalk across the back and traced the letters from the front with a pen:
The chalk helps to transfer the image:
You can see other methods to transfer graphics here. Then I painted in the letters using acrylic paint and a script brush. The chalk just wipes away when you’re done. A good sanding smoothes out all the bumps in the paint. I sealed it with a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
To give the sign a different look, I painted the board in one direction first, up and down. Then for the second coat, I painted going across. Kind of interesting!
Love that this little board has a new purpose now, to give the spirit a lift. 🙂
I thought this was a good one to start off with!
See all 31 March Madness Makeovers here:
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