Friday, December 3, 2010

Clipboard Change-A-Roo

Hello boring clipboards. Let me introduce you to one of my favorite design philosophies.

Interesting shape (ornate, simple, classic or familiar) + unexpected color = new fun accessory.

Was, a boring clipboard. Now, frames in the boys' room.

A little red spray paint was all I needed to give them some "wow". And to hang them sideways, I used Command strips.

Ah, who am I kidding. Is anyone looking at the clipboards? The boys are too dang cute.

I took these pictures of the boys this fall. We went apple picking at an orchard, and I brought along two children's chairs for a quick photo shoot. They turned out so cute, and I'm so proud of myself because this was my first "real" photo shoot of the boys.

Look at Zack the ham. And he's usually the QUIET one! ha!

Linking to some of these parties.

This project was featured on Simply Jenna, Under the Table and Dreaming and A Little Lovely.


  1. What a clever idea! And they almost have a rustic look to them. Very cute.


  2. Love this...sharing on FB! Your newest follower

  3. Love this idea!!! Where did you get the smaller clipboards? I have never worked with spray paint before, so when you spray painted the clip part, did it stick to board when it dried?

    ~Jenna from

    btw, I am a follower now! :)

  4. Thanks for all the kind comments! I think I got the smaller clipboards at Office Max? It was definitely a office supply store. I used an all purpose red spray paint that said it'd work on wood and metal--and just went to town! No special prep and done in a flash. :)

  5. Thanks! I featured you on my blog:

    Grab a button if you'd like :)

  6. Thanks Jenna! I can't wait to see how they turn out! :)

  7. I redo clipboards too. It's so fun! I love Zack's expression on the last photo. Zach and Clayton will make great older brothers to Delaney. I thought someone had to buy something to get credit by looking at the ads? Interesting to know they don't. I'll ck out the ads for u. :)

    I'm a new follower.


  8. love this idea! i featured you today on my blog...thanks for linking up to my saturday soiree

  9. Thanks so much for the feature!

    Kat - regarding ads. They pay a little for each "view" more for a click, and more for a purchase. Thanks for the clicks!

  10. Aw man! Another awesome idea! I love it! I saw someone use the paperclip thingy to a piece of wood but this is so much easier! Can I feature you on my blog?

  11. WOW Sooooo cute...Can't wait to try this. I honestly would have never thought of that bu I absolutely LOVE it!!! Great pictures by the way...what adorable boys...and facial expressions!

  12. You bet, Amy. Feature away! If you do feature me, let me know and I'll add a link to your post. :)

  13. Lisa,
    I LOVE what you did with your clipboards! They look SO great with photographs :) Will be trying this SOON!
    Thanks for stopping by Crisp Interiors :)


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