Sunday, April 3, 2011

$1 Craft Makeover

So I picked up this clipboard from the dollar spot in Target a few weeks ago.  

It wasn't cute or anything.  But I knew I could make it look good!  And it was the perfect {small} size for a daily to-do list I've been using.  

So first I spray painted the metal with some ORB {oil rubbed bronze}.  Love that stuff.  

Next, I picked out some scrapbook paper and then measured and cut it out.  Mod Podged it on the clipboard.  After it dried, I did a few layers on Mod Podge on top to protect it. 


I love the look of the ORB for the clip part versus the shiny metal.

The prfect size!  Fits a half sheet of 8.5 X 11 sized paper.

Small = Cute!

I've been using and lovin' this little clipboard.

And for my fav, the before and after.

Total cost- $1 for the clipboard.
 I had everything else on hand.
Dontcha love when that happens?!

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Anonymous said...

Okay, so, I actually really like the before clipboard......but I love the after redo too!!

Great job!!


Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

what a fast, cheap, and great result project! love your version. much better!!

PS: I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for $20 to my etsy shop, so if you like pretty jewelry you should come enter!!

Bec@littlelucylu said...

This is funny - only because I have a "clipboard makeover" post all ready to post later on this week on my blog! :-)
And I thought I was the only person crazy enough to makeover a clipboard and blog about it! :-)
You'll have to stop over at Little Lucy Lu later this week to see my version! :-)
New follower,
Bec :-)

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Looks great! I re-covered the same clipboard for my DVD storage!

Bemily said...

WOW! Great job, Jenna! Super cute idea!!

UKZoe said...

I've recovered clipboards but never spray painted one. It really does make a difference though.

Alice @ Just Alice said...

Love it! Wonder if I have any old clip boards laying around.

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Awesome and so much cuter! Love the funky green and ORB.

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This project is brilliant and the price isn't too shabby either! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

Tammy said...

Good Job...I like your To Do list paper. Where did you get it? Your newest follower...hope you can visit me sometime soon!

ButterYum said...

I would have never thought to do something so creative. My clipboard really needs a makeover... thanks for the inspiration.


Build It,Sew It,Love It said...

Such a cute idea, I can't wait to make one for me and my little girlie! Thanks for sharing :)

ps I am your newest follower! :)


Angelyn said...

Well apparently I am your oldest follower on this comment list, I think that means I'm special =D

Erin said...

I like the before AND the after, but what is so great about this is that you personalized it to something that you really like. Good use of mod podge skillz! (Here from Handy Man, Crafty Woman)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

You have to love $1 projects! Thanks for linking this up to our Wicked awesome wed. blog party.

Tasha said...

Looks great! I love cheap projects! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow! Have a happy Monday!