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My Upcycled Craft Room – Statement Notice Board *

My craft room has possibly been my longest running work-in-progress and may never be finished! But that is life as a creative person right? In this post I share a fun, quick upcycled notice board project!

This post contains a gifted product in return for an honest review*

My Upcycled Craft Room

The craft room room is a blend of repurposed and upcycled furniture; as well as handmade doors for my craft cupboard, and a variety of handmade decorative pieces.

The Craft Room

In the craft room; you can find lots of fun crafty little things I’ve been given; like this very appropriate Calvin and Hobbes cartoon-

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As well as Alice in Wonderland things; cute postcards; and small crafty pieces. All of this is starting to take over a bit, and look quite untidy!

The Notice Board

I seem to add something every year; and this month I decided to add a cork notice board that has been sat unused in a corner; since we moved into the house a few years ago.

Painting Notice Board (1)

There was just one problem. It just looked so boring. The room just needs more colour! That of-course meant one thing- an upcycling project!

After a lot of thinking and plotting; it just so happened Crown Paints offered me a 40ml sample pot of my choice*, which was the perfect size for a small painting project!

I chose a sample of Crown Feature Wall Paint in Secret Escape* as a vibrant pop of colour is precisely what the room needed! As we rent, I don’t think I could get away with painting a bright teal wall!

Painting Notice Board (2)


Once my sample arrived, the work was really easy. I taped the edges of the board and painted the frame; for the first coat I used a brush; as I wanted to be sure to get into any cracks in the wooden frame.

Painting Notice Board (3)

For the second coat, the sample pot actually has a great little foam pad built into the tube, giving a nice even coat to finish. The paint was so quick and easy to apply, and as someone who isn’t brilliant at painting, I didn’t drip paint everywhere.

For a tour of the craft room A-Z style; check out this post!

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It also didn’t make the room smell like paint, and considering it’s been raining, and pretty cold, I’m so glad I didn’t need to have the windows wide open while I worked and while the paint dried.

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Loki supervising. The trouble with working in November is that it’s always dark. I will update pics when I have good daylight!

The paint has a nice matte finish, and the colour is perfect. I absolutely love this colour, and once it had dried on the notice board, as I had some paint left in the sample pot, I decided I would paint the drawer fronts on my shelves too!

Craft Room Nov 18 (1)

Now it is finished I am really happy with how the room looks! It definitely adds a nice bright pop of colour, and means I have somewhere to pin any notes or keepsakes instead of just sticking them to the wall! 

What do you think?

Have you upcycled anything at home? Would you consider it?

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