Thursday, September 16, 2010

Art Easel Make-over!

I found this snazy little gem at the Thrift Store for $1.99 ...
Good bones - but very ... LOVED & Well Used -
to put it nicely :)

I loved the size! It was so low to the ground
and perfect for little creative minds & tiny hands!

It also folds down and stores away! Brilliant!

I knew with a little TLC it would be the perfect art easel for monkey man.
In a few years! :)

A few coats of red spray paint for the base,
a few coats of chalkboard paint on the top 
and it was already looking better! :)  

I added a clip to hold drawing paper
and a basket on the back for all his goodies!

He's still just a tiny bit too small ....

so I'll tuck it away in the Playroom Corner until he's ready!

But I love it!!
and I think Monkey Man will too! :)

Not bad for less than $5.00!!
(I just had to buy the clip & the basket
since I used paint I had on hand!)

Go on - don't be afraid to give old toys a new life!

I like to party - You're invited! :)

Black Kats Design Obviously MARvelous


  1. Spending the morning blog hopping ! I'm glad I stopped by and am now your newest follower :)

  2. Great project! I am your newest follower from a blog hop! Would love for you to check out my blog and do the same!

  3. Following you from thirsty thursday. You can find me at

  4. Cool! What a great idea! :) Thanks for sharing at Paisley Passions! :)

  5. I enjoyed reading about you project. Check out my blog when you get a chance.

  6. LOVE the transformation!! You're so creative and you've got a wonderful eye for possibilities! Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your BFFs ;-)

  7. Love it! Thanks for sharing this one on Thrilling Thursdays too!

  8. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed it.


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