Clipboard Style Photo Display

My Junkin' Friend Jodi gave me this pig mail organizer.

I first pried the pigs off of the backboard.  Since there was glue besides the staples, I sanded the glue/wood splinter residue off.  This was the hardest part of my whole makeover, but I did get it smooth.

Next I painted the mail organizer backboard with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Cream".

Of course I distressed it with sandpaper and waxed the piece with clear wax.

Fun Photo Display with Bulldog Clips
I added a wood applique from D Lawless Hardware painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White".  A Bulldog clip was screwed into the organizer back, and the tip that came through on the back was sawed off with a hacksaw.

Pig Mail Organized Repurposed As Photo Clipboard Display #upcycle #repurpose #photodisplayideas
Here's the finished photo display clipboard.

Pig Mail Organized Repurposed As Photo Clipboard Display #upcycle #repurpose #photodisplayideas

I love photo display alternatives to picture frames!  So much more fun!

Pig Mail Organized Repurposed As Photo Clipboard Display #upcycle #repurpose #photodisplayideas

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  1. That turned out great. What did you do with the pigs? Could you paint them and attach a magnet on the back? They would look cute on the fridge.

  2. Super clever Carlene. I love your ideas!

  3. What a great gift that would make!

  4. You always have such a knack for turning some unwanted item to a treasure. You inspire me with every post. B❤️

  5. LOL, I do hope that the pigs haven't gone away...they are so cute! Very nice way to "hang a photo".

  6. Wow! That was quite a transformation. I'd never have seen that one coming!

  7. Your project turned out really cute. Great thinking.
    Thank you Carol

  8. Very sweet. But I loved the piggies. Will you do something with them too?


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