Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Basketball Backboard Birthday

Quick Update: Yes, I'm still in Kansas. I have been working like crazy on the house which has given me a lot of time to think. I finally found an awesome renter, but within a week of finding her, I had processed and reprocessed the possibilities and decided to not rent it anymore. I am finishing up the projects (hopefully this week) and will be putting it up for sale. I love my little house and it makes me sad to think I won't be able to enjoy it for much longer, but I can't take it with me. I will just have to enjoy it while I can!

Today is my birthday. Funny thing, I finished fixing my tore up basketball backboard today, which I had originally painted 5 years ago on this day. My last renters must have been the firsts to really use it. It was shredded on the right side where the layup would have hit.

*cleaned up a bit*

I decided not to look at the original pics and just freehand a new 'design' on it. I didn't have all of the same colors so it's not as balanced as it use to be, but I'm calling it good.

And just for fun... here's the original design.

Other birthday fun to follow. =)


  1. Hi...can you send me info on how you painted the backboard, I am thinking of doing the same for my son's old goal....what did you use to clean it up, what type of paint, did you remove the backboard or just leave it on while you layed the goal on ground, etc....

    1. I just peeled off the loose paint and lightly sanded the surface before painting it. I used a mix of exterior latex house paint. The first time I painted it, I removed the backboard from the post and painted it on the ground. This last time, I just free-handed it while standing on a ladder.