I started by sanding the board all over to make it easier to paint.
Then I painted all the blue squares black and painted the background cream.
Next I painted the board red. It took 3 coats. Two were burgundy and the top coat was barn red. The last thing was to stencil stars, black and cream, all over the board.
Then I placed it on top of my china hutch along with my other thrift store treasures including, Pfaltzgraff dishes, chippy paint birdhouse, and large mirror.
I would say it was 75 cents well spent.