Monday, July 27, 2020

Thrifted Clipboard

Hi Friends!

How are you ?

I mean it I really want to know :)

I sure hope you are well and taking care of yourself.

Are you able to get out of the house a bit?

We are so restricted here in my part of California.

I went out looking for SOMETHING TO DO!

There was nothing very interesting...but

I found an old wood furniture leg and a small clipboard

I flipped it over. 

It made a very sturdy base.

Then used a saw to cut a slit in the top.

I made it wide enough to hold the small


That's all I did.

I covered both with white chalk paint.

I used a damp cloth to wet distress the base.

Just had to stencil the clipboard to give it some interest when the

clipboard is empty.

Then added felt to the under side.

It could hold a TO DO list or recipe card.

It was just the right size for my calendar.

That's it for now-

Thank you for being here!

Take care:)

xo Lisa S


  1. Love this! I am having fun puttering around with my crafting during the lockdown. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea and hope you are taking care of yourself as well!

    1. Thank you so much. It has been good to catch up on things around the house. I appreciate you so much, thanks for visiting and saying hello! xo Lisa S

  2. Love this! Taking two ordinary items and making them extraordinary...

  3. You have the cutest craft ideas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

    1. Susie,
      You always say the sweetest things. I appreciate you so much!
      Thank you,
      xo Lisa S

  4. Great project. If I was going to use it for recipe cards, I would have sawed the slit on a slight angle so I could read it easier!

    1. Kathy'
      Thank you! Good idea to cut at a slant- my skills are limited when it comes to power tools.
      xo Lisa S

  5. Such a clever way to put 2 seemingly random things together!

  6. That was great creative vision pairing those two thrifted items together, and it turned out perfectly!

    1. Allyson,
      You are very kind:)
      Thank you so much.
      xo Lisa S

  7. Very clever. I love your old books. They remind me of ones that used to be in my father's legal style glass fronted book case. As a kid I loved to sit on the floor and look through the books on the bottom shelf. There was an illustrated one about oil production that was my favourite. We used to live in Pomona. It bet conditions there are even more difficult than when we were staying in Bellingham, Washington. This month we came home to British Columbia and things are much more open, but I wish people would take more precautions. You just never know. - Margy

  8. Your message board turned out perfect. Great idea!
    Have a great day,

  9. What a cute and thrifty idea, Lisa. I love clip boards and will have to keep my eyes out for a cool looking wooden leg base.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us on the Embracing Home and Family link-up party. Hope to have you link up again with us this Friday!!


  10. A very creative project and very fun. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty


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