Jun 21, 2012

My Roaming Rooster

Do you have a hard time tossing out old calendars because the artwork is so nice?   

I do! 

(I have a box full of them in my basement.)

So with some leftover plywood from my Sign of Summer project, I took a page from an old Rooster Calendar and made some rooster art for my kitchen. 

I primed and painted the edges of the 12"x12" board 
with some white craft paint and let it dry. 


Then I used gloss Mod Podge to decoupage the calendar page onto the wood and sealed the top and sides with two more coats.


My rooster perched here on the counter for a bit. 

Then found a new home up on top of the cupboards. 

Thanks for stopping by today to see 
my roaming rooster! 

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  1. This rooster looks wonderful, love the colors and it's done very easy, thank you for sharing it, it's a good idea to decorate the kitchen.

  2. I love your hoaming rooster and your beautiful little blue scale and great ideas to use old calanders, I too have a stash of them.

  3. Yes, it's a shame to toss beautiful images. Glad you saved the rooster.

  4. Great way to use up the old calendar pics! I love that you call him the "Roaming Rooster"!

  5. Oh he's lovely! Great way to recycle a calendar and he's perfect in your kitchen!

  6. Love a good Roo Laurel! Thanx for partying!:) Hope your week is going well.

  7. Love him. It's just the thing for that corner. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a great idea! I thought that I was crazy to hate throwing out old calendars because the art was so cute. I guess there really is use for almost everything. I'm going to have to look around and see if I've saved any over the years. I really do like this project a lot!! Your kitchen looks so cute! ~ Jamie

  9. Gosh, such a pretty work of art! You really did an amazing job!

  10. You are so clever. Great idea! I just love your blog, it makes me want to be creative. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  11. This is a cute idea. I have a hard time giving up calendars also! I have 12 12x12 frames in my living room that fit calendar art perfect, and that's how I've saved them. I just switched them out every year, so the art changed annually.

    Now I've created permanent art for them, and I think I'm going to miss the variety of change.


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