Are you thinking about Back to School? It’s coming before we know it…Where has the Summer gone?!
With my oldest heading to first grade and my middle heading to Pre-K, my youngest is feeling really left out. He keeps asking when he gets to go to school. So, we’ll be doing “MomSchool” at home…with a fun new Easel for him to create on… I say the word “New” loosely…New to him and it looks brand new- Now.
Would you believe this same easel used to look like this? My husband found it at a garage sale for $1 years ago and I almost threw it away…Good thing I never got around to it! With a little paint, it made quite a transformation…Wait and see…
I started by giving it a really good cleaning to remove any extra paint and marker. Then, I painted over the chalkboard with 3 coats of chalkboard paint, rotating the direction of my paintbrush with each coat to create a canvas-like effect.
Now for the other side, which I evidently did not take a before photo. Imagine a white board completely covered in layers of paint and stickers. It took a little bit to clean it, but it looks good as new now.
So…it just goes to show a little paint goes a long way! I can see us using this easel for years now…
And I just noticed my son threw a pair of socks into the pail with the colored pencils…#notsurprised*Disclaimer: I am a member of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program. I received compensation and/or products for this post. However, all opinions and ideas for these products are my own.*
This project is part of an Awesome Back to School Series organized by Emily of The Benson Street…You won’t want to miss all the other Fun ideas!
Are you looking forward to the kids going back to school?