Friday, October 1, 2010

Boy's Oh So Cool Wall Art!

My friend, Rosie, found an old church bulletin board at our local church thrift store.   She hauled it over to my house saying 
she liked it (hey, it was only $1 -- what's not to like?)  
but didn't have any idea what to do with it.  

Oh, but I did! I made a cool piece of art for her two boys... 



 ...that has a cute second option...




Here's the before.  I remember something just like this being on the wall just outside of my church's sanctuary when I was a kid!


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 And, here are the steps in pictures:






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46 comments:

  1. Lindy, my son is 47 but to me he is still that little 6 year old that went out into the desert looking for chuckwallas at 9 am and came back about 2 pm with the thrill of his life—a lizard of his own. I told him they had to stay in the garage and he tended it so carefully. There is NOTHING in this world as cute as a boy from 6 to about 9, sweetpea. Give them a stick and a roll of duct tape and they'll fashion a "world" of things for you.
    :-)
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  2. Noooooooo!!! I'm beyond jealous. I tried to get one of these a while back but couldn't find one. And you find one for next to nothing??????

    That's a really great find. Well done. :-)

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  3. Hi Lindy: As always, you produce something soooo original and one-of-a-kind! I LOVE this project and wish I had one for my son's room. I'm sure the boys will appreciate it! Have a fabulous weekend.
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  4. What a cute reuse of that board. I church I visited last year still used one of those :).

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  5. What a darling idea! You did a wonderful job on that piece. I don't think I have ever seen one of those boards uut there in all my years of thrifting. I'd say she now has one exclusive item! Hugs- Diana

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  6. Oh my gosh! How do you come up with this stuff? That is such a cool idea! You need to come to my house and do some makeovers!

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  7. Oh my. This is a great idea. Love the quotes and I LOVE the concept. This could be a lot of fun to play with words/quotes.

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  8. I love that. I would love to have one just like it.

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  9. That is SO clever, Lindy. I love the saying and the way you finished off this piece. Great job!

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  10. EXCELLENT~ AWESOME~ FANTASTIC IDEA!!
    :0)
    Beth

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  11. I love the sign, you picked really great sayings!

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  12. I think this is sooooooo cute and so original! I love the idea of being able to change out the sayings as well! Saw you over at Tatertots and Jello. LOVE THIS!!

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  13. Very good idea...this would be great in a kitchen too...listing all kinds of things. I have never seen one for sale. I think someone was lucky.(-:

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  14. Lindy, what a great job you did with this Church board!! I'm sure your friend and her sons loved it!! Just wonderful!

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  15. When I look at the before picture my mind did not go in any way towards the same direction as yours did. Great job.

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  16. This looks fantastic~ well done!

    If you have a moment, please stop by and enter my Fab Fall French Giveaway.

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  17. Very cute! Wish I could find one! :)

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  18. Genius.... pure and simple! I love this...I am so going to keep my eyes open for something like this!! Great!

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  19. I love this project! Nice nice job...

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  20. What a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing your steps as well as so many wonderful pictures!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  21. I love the finish you put on it, looks great! :0)

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  22. Found your blog through links. Love it!
    If you would ever like to be featured on envymycooking than come check us out. All we ask is that you become a follower than email us either a recipe, a find, or a picture of your kitchen. We hope that you will let us feature you!!!!

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  23. That is too cute. Loved the first one. LOL, yeah they all want to be boys.

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  24. Great find! And it turned out super cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'm so understanding the saying "unmanageable"!!
    I have a four year old boy, and it's sooo true :)
    Love this find, and a great job with it!
    Blessings,
    Becky C

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  26. Perfect ! As the mommy of 3 ( grown ) boys - I can say, plato might have been on to something !


    thanks for sharing,
    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  27. Great idea! I remember those boards from church, too. Thanks for stopping by my post & for becoming a follower. Come back for a visit any time. Cherry Kay

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  28. The church I grew up in had those. That has to be one of the coolest things I've seen lately.

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  29. Fabulous Transformation! Love this idea - fantastic job! I'll be featuring this tomorrow - Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  30. This is great! I love the paint treatment you applied. I love these types of projects. I did an altered calendar last year somewhat similar. It was TOO FUN!
    http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/13-days-of-halloween-day-1.html
    Hope those adorable boys enjoy this for a long time.
    xx,
    Autumn Clark

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  31. this is super cute and what a great idea too! now where can i find one like yours! teehee

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  32. Brilliant. What a great idea. You could put personalized messages or inspiring quotes! Love the ones you chose :)

    So glad you could Mi4M!

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  33. Loving the finish that you chose! Very cute idea. :)

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  34. i love it.. and the sayings on them too. Very creative use of these things.

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  35. I wonder what the cross pieces look like.They must have a little lip to hold the cards. Could a handy woodworker make one of these?

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  36. Oh I love this! What a neat idea, to make something out of something you used to see all the time!

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  37. Hi, I'm linking over from Tatertots & Jello to say how much I like your project! I see these boards at the thrift store often & I it's so cool that you thought of a fun idea to do with them! I'm off to see more of your blog!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  38. Super cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Hello! Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Word Search this month. I featured this project today.
    Stop by and grab a featured button. http://bit.ly/9T4aqv

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  40. I love the transformation. And the paint color is perfect. Is it "Shilo Blue"?

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  41. featured this awesome idea on my blog today!

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  42. LOVE this!!! would also love it if you would check out my blog paintedfresh.blogspot.com

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  43. Cute message board-
    I love that you can change out the message to say whatever you like. Makes it more personal that way!

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