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DIY Clipboard Art Display

Hi there from North Carolina! We made it back yesterday afternoon.  Flying with two young children was a little exhausting. 😉 We had wonderful time with my family.  Thank you for all your sweet words about my grandmother.

Last week I completed some more projects in my son’s room.  I have already shared his dresser makeover, art display, and DIY birchwood decal. Now I’m working on the other side of his room. desk-before2 room-before

He loves to display his paintings and drawings but they get ruined with tape.  I loved the idea of an interchangeable art display with clipboards so I ordered three inexpensive ones from amazon and transformed them!Clipboard-feature

 Here’s what I used:

Left over spray paint and interior paint from my stash. 😉

Painter’s tap

Sponge brush

Drop cloth

Pack of three clipboards


How to:

Step 1:  Paint the clipboards white with spray paint or paint and sponge brush. Don’t worry about the hardware. (Acrylic or any craft paint is fine.)


Step 2: Place painter’s tape under the clip then tape around the rest of the hardware and board.


Step 3: Spray paint the hardware with an enamel paint for a heavy duty finish.  I used rust-oleum’s specialty farm equipment enamel in yellow.  (It will take a few days to completely dry and cure.)


Step 4:  While the enamel is drying, tape out an area for an accent stripe.  You can use painter’s tape to create a straight line. To prevent over spray, place a piece of cardboard below the clip. (Again, acrylic or any paint finish works well on cork-board.)


Step 5: After the paint on the clip has dried a few hours, carefully open the clip with one hand and cut the paint from the clipboard with a box knife. This will prevent paint from peeling off when you use the clipboard the first time.


Step 6:  Follow previous steps for the 2nd and third clipboards, adjusting your accent line.


Hang on the wall and display your child’s art!  They will love it! Really. My son was speechless when I showed him his new art display. 😉clipboards-side (1)clipboard-room-597x800Come back tomorrow for some creative desk accessories!


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