Vintage Wood Puzzle Art

I picked up this vintage Sifo wooden puzzle of the United States yesterday at the thrift shop for $3.  It had one puzzle piece missing.


For my puzzle art project, I started by base coating the puzzle tray with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Cream.  I used two coats.

I randomly painted the states in neutrals with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, French Linen, and Cream.

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Next I glued the pieces into the tray. I sanded down the edges and the middle of the map too to give it some age.

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A hanger can be added to the back or the puzzle art can stand on a shelf.  


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It was a fun and easy project!












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8 comments:

  1. How clever is that!!! I'll be looking for puzzles at garage sales now.

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  2. Carlene - Cute project! Could use all kinds of wooden puzzles for this.

    Judy

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  3. Wow! I don't think, I know I could not do that to that vintage puzzle. Love the old one. But you did a nice job.

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  4. Too cute and clever. Good thing it was just a tiny state that was missing.

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  5. This is a neat idea Carlene! I have that same puzzle. My daughter, Kylee would love it! I need to show her.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Love it!! Makes me look at puzzles in a different way now.
    ~Cindy

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  7. Carlene, this turned out great. I wouldn't have thought of it but now I will be looking for wooden puzzles like this. Thanks for sharing.

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