I got this 1980's calendar at a garage sale for $1 recently. It came with number and holiday squares and month banners as well.
I thought this would be fun for my kids, especially my 4 year old who's learning about days and months.
But it needed a little updating. The first thing I did was cover up the the heart cut-out with a piece of scrap beadboard I had. I attached it with Gorilla Glue and let it sit with a couple paint cans on top until it was dry.
My husband got a basket full of spray paint at an auction this year for $1. It probably has over 25 cans in it. Plus the wire basket is cute, so if none of the spray paints were any good, then the $1 was well worth the basket.
So in that stash, there was a bright glossy red. Perfect for this project! My 4 year LOVES red! So I gave it 2 coats of the glossy red.
And here it is today!
I found some wonderful already made and painted rocket, bus, train and car for 67 cents a piece at Hobby Lobby.
To attach the pieces on, I hot glued hook and loop to the lath piece and the back of each kid friendly piece.
They can easily be changed out for a new look.
Trains are my son's favorite.
This one reminded us of Lightning McQueen.
Yes, I goofed up on the numbers for this month. I didn't realize that until after the pictures were taken. It's fixed now. :)
The calendar is a fun addition to their playroom!
I always see these wood calendars at garages sales and thrift stores. Just cover up the heart cut out and add paint and it's an easy makeover to enjoy!
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