Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ugly Duckling Makeover

I found this hideous gameboard at the thrift store. I almost walked right by it, but something told me that there was still hope for this ugly duckling. After all, it was only 75 cents, so I didn't have much to lose.

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.



  1. So much better! It's really cute where you put it. I like your hutch and how you decorated it. I like those shutters on the top!!


  2. I would say that was a fantastic way to spend just 75 cents! I love your redo of it as the barn red is one of my favorite colors.
    It really sits well on your hutch.

    Have a blessed Easter!

  3. It looks right at home on top of your cupboard.Have a wonderful Easter.

  4. Great game-board makeover!! Love the decor on your china hutch...everything looks great!!
    Have a happy Easter.

  5. You made it look beautiful! I like your Pfaltzgraff too. I collect the Folk Art pattern. Have a happy Easter weekend! Twyla

  6. Very nice job! It looks wonderful up on the hutch. I'm glad you saw the potential in it! I made it through the week without getting sick, thank goodness. The rest of the family was well for Easter so it turned out all right. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Indeed it was a wise purchase. Well done.

    Thank you so very much for your recent kind thoughts and comments.

  8. Good Morning, My name is Sue, I am happy to visit you.
    You did a great job on restoring this game board, and it seems to have found the perfect place.
    I have some Pfaltzgraff dinnerware and so enjoy it.
    I have read some of your other post and enjoyed them so much.