Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cockadoodle Redo!

A while back I was a guest poster at The Scrap Shoppe and this is the project that I shared.  Thought I would share it on my own blog.
Last week I really wanted a project to work on, so I headed to the local CHKD.  In my search I found this not so cute cork board.  It definitely needed a makeover.

I only payed $3.98

The board came with these cute rooster push pins, not sure what will become of them.
I sprayed the chicken in hopes of covering it as much as possible.

I spray painted the frame with some cheapy wal-mart paint to try and cover the green.  For some reason it turned out with these odd reddish spots.

Then I painted it all over with this plaid pearly paint

And to give it a little more shimmer and shine I added a little glimmer mist.

I glued the small part back into the top
Samantha had gotten a really cute birthday invitation from a friend that had this peace sign on it, so we recycled it and I attached it with some glue to the middle of the top piece
I was hoping when I disassembled the bottom that it would have a thick piece of cork, but instead I found a thin piece with corrugated cardboard behind that.  When I removed it, I damaged the cork a little.  So I had to come up with a way to cover the cork.

I dug around in my donate bag and came up with this very cute summer top that sam had outgrown

The color of the paper we used in the top really looked great with this fabric color, .  So I cut out the front panel of the shirt.

It had this really cute lace trim detail, so I kept that as a border for the bottom, just to give it some interesting detail.

I cut it down to size
I had an abundance of sparkly mod podge so I used that and covered the whole front of the cork board

I pressed the fabric down taking caution that it did not wrinkle in the corners

And I must have gooped it here, because it came through the material.  I was hoping it would dry and not show, but no such luck.

I wanted to add some ribbon, but Samantha loved it the way it was.
I am very pleased with my $3.98 purchase.
I added some clear push pins and hung it in my daughters room.

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  1. You did an amazing job! Love how you reused a dress!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $40 store credit from Urban Walls to get any decal of your choice. They have amazing decals for every room! just leave me a comment telling me which is your fav decal to win.

  2. Wow..WTG with all the reusing of household items! I love what you did! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it Forward!

  3. Brilliant!!! How creative you are!!! I have a Samantha too!! :) So glad you particpated in the challenge at Scrap It Forward!!!


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