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Office Organization – Spray Painted Thrifted Clipboards!

This post is sponsored by Krylon

spray painted clipboard organization at tatertots and jello

I love a good challenge. It really lets me stretch my creativity!

So when Krylon contacted me and asked me if I would make a project using 4 completely different spraypaints – I was excited!!

 krylon paint challenge

Here are the colors they sent me — Shimmer Metallic Green, Citrus Green, Pink and a Natural Stone finish. I wondered what I could create in one project with all of these different colors and finishes. So I headed down to my favorite local thrift store to see what I could find. After scouring the store, I found some old, beat up clipboards in different sizes. I thought they would be perfect for a little spraypaint makeover. And my office at the #1905Cottage needed a little place to hold inspiration quotes and pictures. I thought they would be perfect!!

clipboards before

So I came home and got to work. I painted the clips first. Once those were dry, I taped them off with painter’s tape and painted the base of the clipboards. It took a few coats, but I love the way the colors shine through!!

colorful spray painted clipboard organization ideas at tatertots and jello

Then all I did was attach some Command Strips to the back of each clipboard and attach them to the wall above my desk. I love looking at the bright colors. And the fun thing about clipboards, is they are so easy to switch pictures of printables out. So easy!!

tatertots and jello spray painted clipboard organization

Thank you Krylon for this fun challenge!!

organizational clipboards at tatertots and jello

This project cost me less than $5, not including paint. Just think of all of the left-over paint you have laying around. Get it out and create something with it!!


Have a Creative Day! 


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  1. So cute Jen – I just did a project with clipboards too… kind of wish I had thought to paint the clips first though!!
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  2. So fun, great bright colors! How fun to keep swappin’ stuff out!
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  3. This is so smart! I love this idea, I’ll need to do it :)

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  4. What a great idea! I love clipboards but they are so “blah”. This puts a whole new twist on it. Gotta buy some spray paint :)
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  5. Oh my! I love this. It would be perfect for my kids room walls. this may be a silly question but did you take the clips off to paint them? if not how did you spray paint under the clip? Love it!

    • Hi Jennie!!

      No – I left the clips on to paint them. I taped the clip off and then when I painted, I held the clip up for a little bit until it was pretty dry. There is a little groove where the clip sits, but you can’t see it because the clip covers it up :)

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  6. Would never have thought of that. Great idea
    L x
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  7. I love the colors! It looks so spring-y!

  8. I NEED those clipboards. I love the metal organizer too!
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