I have a huge outdoor space that needed to be filled up. So far I’ve made my super easy pallet couch but I also wanted to add ambiance. Today I’m going to share with you how I upcycled it, added a bit of character and gave new life to a chalkboard stand.
Oh and I should point out that this was another “gift” left behind by my former tenants instead of the rent. As you can see I let nothing go to waste. I had a few more gifts from them including the lattice from the colorful fence.
What I used for this project:
The How – To:
Once it was dry I mixed my Old Fashioned Milk Paint. I always use the SafePaint version so as to not get a chippy look. I wanted a softer blue so I mixed a little bit of the driftwood into the soldier blue. I ended up putting 3 coats of paint.
The next step was to add Daddy Van’s all Natural Beeswax and Lavender Furniture Polish.
Now it was as smooth as a baby’s bottom. And whenever any friends come over I immediately drag them over and have them cop a feel. It is that soft and smooth.
And finally to take care of those orange plastic pieces on the bottom. They were not coming out easily so instead of fighting with them I just painted over them using the same blue paint mixture. No more orange drink ads!
I then asked my sweet daughter to help me. She painted one side…
The final touch was to add two knobs so that I could hang my simple tea light lanterns. See how everything is coming together.
And this is the other side, where I’ve hung a simple wreath.
It looks great in the evening when the lanterns are lit.
Now when I look at it I think of how pretty my balcony is going to be when it is all done and I can share that with you all. Now do tell what would you have done with something like this?
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