Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ABC Primer Graphics 45

Hello and Happy Tuesday to You All!

I have not shared here yet about my newest
crafting addiction until now, I have gotten hooked on going
 garage sale hopping and to used stores in search of
 treasures to alter. Yeppers I am HOOKED, you should see my
craft room closet and cupboards LOL they are sooo full of
 stuff to alter. Hey at least I am all set for winter.
Or should I say several winters LOL.
 Well anyways here is one item I just finished.

I found this Rooster chalk board and the board was
all scratched up got it for little of nothing and totally redid it.
So tell me what you think.
 Here is the before picture.

Now on to the new version

As you can see I used the fabulous Graphics 45
 "An ABC Primer" paper, that I got from Joan's Garden.
 I just love their papers.
I cut out and popped up the books and the ABC
 sign and used a real pin in it. The pencil I got from Walmart
and cut it down and sanded it then added ink to color it lightly.
I bought the eraser at Hobby Lobby and added
Graphics paper there too. The other little distressed box is chalk
and I recovered the box to match. I also added
 little wooden knobs to the sides of the board for more interest.
So there you have it my refurbished treasure.
 I would love to hear what you think of it.
I plan on selling it at an up coming craft show.
 I have more to share so stayed tuned LOL.


  1. After seeing these AMAZING works-of-art in person yesterday, I have been telling everyone about your talents in turning trash into treasure! I am SO INSPIRED by these latest creations ... oh no ... I think you have created an altering monster! Thanks a bunch!! LOL!

  2. This is adorable Lana! I love G45 Primer collection and you have done such a cute project with it. There is no doubt in my mind it well sell. Now I will be going out looking for stuff to alter too - fortunately we live far enough away that I won't step on your toes :)

  3. SUch an exquisite piece of work Lana! The Graphic45 papers go extremely well with the blackboard which you've altered beautifully!!

  4. From Americana to Vintage lovely!!!