Sunday, August 21, 2011

Magnetic Board

Every now and again I'll come across something that I know I don't want, but buy anyway because it's super cheap, and I know that I can modify it easily.  This happens with both clothes & decor items.  I was at HomeGoods and found this canvas clearanced for $2.90.

I'm not really a beet-as-art kindof person, but I knew that I wouldn't be able to buy a canvas at the craft store for so little, so I bought it, thinking that I would just paint over it.  I was really excited when I pulled off the plastic at home and found that it had a galvanized back.  I tested a few magnets, and sure enough they held.  Right away, I knew that this would be a nice message board for SB's room.

I still had some leftover wall color paint from when I had decorated his "big boy room" here.  So I painted the entire canvas the bright green, and brushed on some of the orange.

I then sketched out a skateboard silhouette outline,

and filled it in with some blue paint.

I used a silver sharpie to write adjectives describing my Snuggle Bunny, leaving the skateboard for his name.

Here it is hung in his room(with his name redacted in photoshop.)  It sits above his nightstand that I found on Craigslist, and refurbished here.  I threw a couple of magnets on there, but I'm going to have to work on making some more attractive magnets.

Thanks for popping in and painting with me.  Don't forget to come back on Thursday for my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party.  Learn more about it here.
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  1. What a great idea - I love repurposed wall art - looks great! Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. That is a super cute idea. Canvas isn't that cheap. great job.

  3. Such a great transformation. I bet he loves it.

  4. That is awesome Marcia. Good job! I can't believe your FIL makes wine too.

  5. Don't you love when you see something that's NOT YOU (but a great price), and that light bulb goes off giving you great inspiration to make it into something else!! Awesome job, very cool idea :)

  6. Wow! Who would have thought a beet-canvas-art could transform into something so hip and awesome?!?! The writing in the figure took this artwork over-the-top!!!

  7. YOU are so, so, soooo clever and talented! I ♥ what you did! Great job :)

    I've been out of town a lot lately, so I've been out of the blogging loop. But now I'm back safe and sound and not taking anymore trips for a very long time.

    Hope all is well with you!

  8. How could you cover over that beet?? I kid. Love the transformation!

  9. I am impressed. You turned a beet into something meaningful and attractive.

  10. That is so awesome!! You are a super creative lady.

  11. So much better than the beet as art. I love the look of this! thank you for linking up to Upcycled Awesome!

  12. Stopping by again to tell you that I love this so much that I will be featuring it on this weeks Amaze Me Monday :D

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  13. Oh my gosh, this is such a cool idea! Very you've got my wheels spinning on my own word art...thank you so much for the inspiration!


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