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July 21, 2015

Message Board Makeover For My Daughter

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy Message Board Makeover.  I picked this dated message board up at a local online auction site.  I knew it would be something my daughter could use so I surprised her with it when I went to her place to babysit my adorable three month old grandson.

Message Board Before and After

This is what it looked like before.  Well sort of, I had taped off the blackboard and cork board before realizing I hadn't taken a before picture yet.

Message Board Before

I had also removed an assortment of mismatched hooks on the bottom before taking this picture.

Close up of Message Board before

Here are the products I used for this makeover...

Supplies used for the Message Board makeover

Moon Dew is the perfect chalk paint color to compliment the blue accents in their living room and kitchen.  I applied two coats to get complete coverage.

Moon Dew Chalk Paint base coat on the dated Message Board

Using Frog Tape's Shape Tape (I love this stuff) I added some fun Chevron stripes to the cork board.

Chevron Stripes added to the cork board on the Message Board

Next I did a reverse transfer by using self-adhesive letters that I pick up at the dollar store onto the front of each pocket.  The lighter blue color of the letters actually looked good and I could have kept them as is but I planned on giving this message board a rustic look.

Self adhesive letters used to reverse transfer text onto the Message Board pockets

I dry brushed Simplicity White chalk paint over the entire message board to soften the blue and give it that rustic look. Over the fronts of the two pockets I applied full coverage so the letters would transfer. Once dry I removed each self-adhesive letter and sanded the front of the pockets to reveal some of the blue.

I also gave the chalkboard a quick refresh with a coat of black chalkboard paint. After it was dry I seasoned the board by rubbing chalk all over it and wiping it with a damp paper towel.

Message Board Makeover After

Such an easy peasy update and what a difference!

Message Board Makeover After with a special message

That's my adorable grandson on the laptop screen. That smile melts my heart every time I see it. When I arrived he was screaming like a wild man. Made it hard for my daughter to leave but I managed to get him settled and fast asleep within five minutes cuz that's just what us Grandma's do!

When he opened his eyes from his nap he looked up at me and smiled from ear-to-ear and told me a big story about everything he dreamed about. Then showed me how he can make mouth bubbles. I love that little man to the moon and back!

Message Board Update


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