This month, I am participating in the Thift Store Upcycle challenge with some super talented ladies. This monthly challenge is hosted by Amanda from Kolb Corner and I am so excited to be a part of this group. Each month, we all complete a project by upcycling an item we found at a thrift store. So FUN, right? For my upcycle, I decided to make a Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Plaque out of an old wooden plaque that had a handwritten date on the back of 1972!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Ali | Home Crafts by Ali Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
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I needed something for my little Valentine’s Day vignette, and I wanted to add a chalkboard element to it, so this fun little plaque was the perfect option for me to transform.
Here is what the plaque initially looked like. I picked this baby up for $1.99 and I’m pretty sure the textured front is some type of leather.
I really wanted the edges of the plaque to be gold, so I started off by spray painting it gold using my favourite metallic spray paint. **For your convenience, I have included an affiliate link at the bottom of this post.**
I then painted the top of the plaque using chalkboard paint. Next, I hot glued a new burlap ribbon to the back of the plaque so it could be hung up.
I finally decided on what I wanted the plaque to say, and since this song has a special meaning to me, I figured it would be fitting for my new Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Plaque.
I then added my new plaque to my boxwood wreath and created my little Valentine’s Day vignette. I think the little touch of gold on the edges gives it just enough bling and I love how it can be change up with the seasons and holidays.
Please check out all the wonderful thrift store upcycle projects from my blogging friends below.
See you next time my friends,
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!