Vintage Syroco Blackboards Makeover
This is an easy and fun way to give some vintage Syroco blackboard a cheerful, colorful makeover.
I found these two vintage Syroco blackboards in a thrift store a while back for a dollar each. They are made of a hard plastic resin and are dated 1976 on the back.
I’ve always loved such syroco decorative items because the details are pretty amazing, although the color scheme is not to my taste at all.
I redesigned this floral mirror frame a few years ago.
The plastic resin is very easy to spray. I gave it three light coats of a combination of white spray paint and primer. All of the major spray paint manufacturers have a version that would work.
Just make sure the list of materials that can be spray painted includes plastic.
Now all I needed was a couple of Sharpie oil paint pens in the colors of my choice to redesign my blackboard. These crayons are my new favorite thing.
It was a beautiful day so I took my blackboards to the back deck and colored them while listening to the birds singing by the pond and waterfall.
There is nothing like doing projects outdoors.
I just colored myself without expecting how it would turn out.
Here’s the before of this one that really was my tester.
And here is the after. The gold was perfect for the basket and hanger, and I didn’t use the blue.
I have to say, I was happily surprised at how great it turned out.
It’s super happy and fun! Pretty much the opposite of what it was before.
Since this was my tester, I didn’t take any pictures along the way, so I have some of the second blackboards.
At first the rose petals were colored pink.
Then I put yellow in the middle to give the roses a bit more color interest.
Then it was on the green leaves.
Here is the blackboard in front of the roses.
And that after.
Accessories needed for this project
- Vintage Syroco resin wall boards
- white paint and primer combo spray paint
- Sharpie oil paint pens
Syroco made a kajillion of various sizes and designs of blackboards, wall lights, mirrors, clocks, etc. from the same hard plastic resin.
This technique can be used on any of them to transform something drab and colorless into something fun and colorful.
I purposely only colored the tops of everything because the white in the background really pops all of the colors and shapes.
This was an easy way to give these dated blackboards a fun and colorful makeover.
Now all I have to do is find a place in the house to hang them up. Decisions. Decisions.
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