Thursday, April 10, 2008


Ugly Art ReDo Part 2
I got everything hung, recovered the canvases that hide my ugly doorbell and thermostat. The canvas recover idea came from the wonderful Nester Queen of "Mistreatments" She is cool, wicked funny AND creative. You simply must visit her blog.

The chalkboard paint worked better on the ugly art than the ugly plaques. I figure with using everything I already had around the house this project only cost about $5.oo for the paint and the little bit of fabric. How cool is that! I really fills up the entry wall and has big impact.


We will be filling the boards up with sayings and stuff in coming few days. I need to find some cute sayings and keep the boys from drawing butts or worse on them. Sadly at 15, and 13 they do stuff like that. *Sigh*

7 comments:

Susie Harris said...

Love it!!! I know what you are saying about boy's. I have a 17yr old son, 15yr old daughter and the baby girl is 7 going on 21. Yikes, it's so hard. Mine always say the ugly stuff when my mother in law is over. Then I get the look. Sooo dont feel bad just hide the chalk! Thanks for sharing your idea. I love the nester too. My house is happier cause of her. Susie

Mrs. B said...

Hi there! I found your blog through the Nester. This project looks great! I've been wanting to try something with chalkboard paint too. Looks like you have a great sense of style. I'll be back to visit again!

Valarie said...

Oh I love that. Did you paint it on the glass of the ugly art?

Boy & Girl said...

Love that!! It's so useful and cute! Thanks for the great tip!

aimee said...

Valerie- The art came without glass. They are a poster glued to a very rigid piece of cardboard. So if you had a picture with glass I would remove the glass and paint right on the cardboardish stuff.

Tracey said...

If they are good kids otherwise, I say let them draw butts...they will be gone soon and you will miss their butts!

Thanks for sharing your project!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute project! I found you through Nester too & looks like we have a lot in common. I'm going to look at some other posts. I'm into thrifting in a BIG way too. Fun, fun!

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