A few weeks ago, I showed you these small 1970s wooden plaques that I bought for a quarter each.
Why did I buy them? I sure didn’t need another project, but I thought maybe I could figure out something interesting to do with them. I even asked all of you for ideas.
Jane of Mamie Jane’s, the queen of repurposing, sparked my creative juices when she commented that the larger plaque would make a good clipboard. With that idea in mind, I painted all three plaques with Calypso Blue craft paint, distressed the edges and used spray adhesive to add some coordinating paper.
I added an old office clip to the larger one to create the clipboard. I had to add an old rubber washer to keep the clip level.
Now it holds a small pad of paper to jot down shopping list items.
But what could I do with the two smaller plaques? I’m practical, so I wanted to create something useful as well as pretty.
On one of the smaller plaques, I printed out common kitchen measurements, such as 2 cups = 1 pint.
On the other one, I printed food substitutions, such as 1 T. fresh herbs = 1 tsp. dried herbs.
Now the three plaques are decorative as well as useful. You could hang them on a kitchen wall or add magnets to the back so they could be attached to the refrigerator.
So 3 vintage wooden plaques go from
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