So, I thought I would see if I could refurbish some of the puzzles at least.
I started by sanding off the remaining picture on each piece. This makes it easier for the non-toxic acrylic paint to stick AND means I don't need 38 coats of it to cover the existing graphic. I used a really fine grit paper (400) because puzzles are made with really soft wood and I'm not trying to damage the wood itself.
After wiping down all the pieces with a damp towel, I applied a few coats of paint. It turned out a little something like this:
|Sure, it doesn't have all the fun numbers and|
left and right labels but who uses that stuff?
But I kinda think I'm going to steal the pieces from this one and work it into a clock.....something like this....but I need to pick up a clock kit to finish it.