Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thrifty Clipboards

Welcome to another edition of Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville. A fun little time to hunt around the house, the garage, someone elses house and garage or even a thrift store or two to dig up some cool finds. Be sure and check out the other Thrifty Finds, from the other participants.

Goodness, so far there are 13 other links to other thrifty finds :)

The other day I talked about Clipboards as Art and how I'd love to do that in my home. Well, today I decided I'd go out and see how much a few clipboards would cost. I didn't want this to be a giant expense, but I really did want to incorporate this into my home.

Well, I'm here to tell you that I found the clipboards (at my local office supply store)and they qualify for Thifty Thursday! I purchased 6 clipboards. They were sold in bundles of three for $3.99. That's just $1.33 per clipboard (plus taxes.) There were more expensive clipboards, but I really liked the simplicity of these - a silver hinge and clip and a thick board. Perfect.

I can't decide if I'm going to leave them plain and have all of the decoration be from what I clip on the board or if I'm going to spray paint the boards a high gloss white....or maybe I can paint them with chalkboard paint. hmmmm the ideas are flowing.

Anyway. I'm excited that I have the clipboards, now I just need to figure out where I want to put them and get some nails in the wall to hang them. I'll certainly update when that happens.

Hope you all have a fantastic day & please go visit Thrifty Thursday to see what else is going on in the blog world :)


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

LOve the clipboards. You are always so clever! Thanksfor dropping by Bloggeritaville, my friend!

Leigh Bratina

Cass @ That Old House said...

I like this idea! Clipboards as art -- very cool, and very practical. Hmmm... now I'm thinking where I could use them.

Make sure to take pics and post when you've put them up! Thanks for sharing such a good idea.

Keetha said...

I would NEVER have dreamed this up for myself, but what a clever little cat, er I mean goat, you are!!!!

Kirby3131 said...

I didn't think this gem up either - I just saw it online and wanted it LOL

I keep changing my mind where I want these clipboards to hang in the house. I'll find the perfect spot real soon - and I will blog about it :)

Yes yes yes, I'm a very clever goat!

sunnymama said...

A great bargain and a great idea!

Chandy said...

I love the idea of clipboards as art. Hmmm... You've got my cogs working now. Great thrifty find!