Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thrifty Thursday!

Have you missed that title as much as I have?
We won't delve into the fact that the thrifting down here 
leaves much to be desired.
I'm certain I just haven't found the sweet spots.

So this week,
I wanted to share a project
made from a previous Thrifty Thursday find!

It started with an old wooden ironing board.
It had rotting stains on one end.
Not in the best shape.

I brought it home anyway!

Forgive me, but I forgot to take a pic before
I got started with this project.

The hubs helped me remove the metal hardware and legs.
And I was just left with the board.

I headed outside and got busy painting!

 Just acrylic craft paint I had in the cupboard.
Nothing fancy.

 It only took a couple coats
and I was good to go!
 Having no luck in finding the right size or font in a readymade stencil,
I took to my printer and printed out large letters
in the font I was looking for!
 I transferred the outline of the letters to the ironing board
with my silver marking pencils usually used for quilting.
It was a happy accident!
I discovered that if I traced on the wrong side of the paper with the letter,
then placed it right side up on the ironing board and retraced the letter,
the outline transferred!
 Then I got out some ivory acrylic craft paint and 
outlined and filled in the letters!
 Then it was time to stress and distress!
The hubs got involved in this, 
because it meant he could use his tools! ha!
He pulled out a sheetrock mud sander
and we took turns until it looked the way I wanted it to!
 And walaah!
It hangs proudly in my laundry area!
I love it!
And I love that it started with a beat up ol' ironing board.
Thrifty Thursday returns!


moosecraft said...

Awesome piece! I love how the distressing brought out the wood grain! Now we are all going to be on the hunt for an old ironing board! :-)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Awesome--I love repurposed items

Glad you are back--I have missed you

Jeanne said...

Great project Kim - woohoo!

Sheila said...

Love the repurposed ironing board.

Beth Aalberts said...

That's such a great idea, I love it!

Margaret said...

You are so so creative. Sigh. So cool. I actually have an old ironing board in the basement. Assuming it didn't get thrown away in the floods.

Sandra said...

Love it!!!

Sandra said...

Love it!!

Melissa said...

Kim, that's so awesome! I love it. You're a genius!

Joanie said...

That's pretty cool! But save yourself some black printer ink by just using the outline function for your lettering.
I have one of those ironing boards at home, was going to paint a santa on it but I like your idea MUCH BETTER!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great re-do! Welcome back, TT :-)