Up-cycling is about giving an item a new purpose. It is not always about making an item more beautiful but simply reusing to stop an item going into waste. The girls have a little wooden box for which we lost the lid, and for some time I have been wanting to make it more useful. It seemed a shame to simply throw it away. I decided to turn it into something the girls could get much more use out of. I gathered together a selection of Rustoleum Aerosols and began to get to work.
I began by spraying the wooden box with white surface primer this was to ensure an even finish with the colour.
Once dry I gave the box two coats of blue paint, leaving it to dry in between
Before finally giving the middle two coats of chalkboard paint
The girls now have a chalk board and I plan to use it with my youngest to help her practise letter formation. The girls have already started using it as a tray to carry items which I think is another wonderful use. I am so glad we decided to up-cycle our wooden box!