i should be mopping the floor: Painting Cornhole Boards

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Painting Cornhole Boards

For this tutorial on Painting Cornhole Boards, I have received information and materials from ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #ForWhatMattersMost #CollectiveBias

One of the most beloved games of the south is Cornhole. Our family enjoys it a lot. When we had our extended family over for Easter, Cornhole was in full playing mode. But, after a busy day of play, we realized our Cornhole boards were in need of a little paint and TLC. Check out our tutorial on painting Cornhole Boards below.
Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
Are you a Cornhole fan? It's a really simple game...but highly addictive (well, it is to us, anyway). My friend, Emily, was kind enough to gift us a couple of Cornhole boards a while back...she gave me carte blanche with taking a paintbrush to them. After playing with our boards for a while, I finally got to fixing them up a bit. I'm really happy with how they turned out, too. 
And goodness, y'all...after a long day of throwing one-pound corn bags, don't forget the TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain (more on that below!).
Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
Who is ready for some Cornhole, y'all? THIS GIRL!

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
In the south, when there's an outdoor gathering, it's not uncommon for games like Cornhole, Ladderball, or Croquet to be set up on the lawn somewhere (it's a really good party when all three are in full effect). Inevitably, groups tend to gather in these spots and play for quite a while (even all afternoon and into the evening in many cases). A long day of playing in the Texas heat and carrying bags of corn to and fro may lead to an occasional ache or pain. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only southerner who has had a mild case of "Cornhole Elbow" here and there. During the spring and summer, I always pack my Extra Strength TYLENOL® or TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain...just in case we over do it playing Cornhole or other outdoor games. Nobody likes that Cornhole elbow! It's always great to have these TYLENOL® products in my arsenal of relief tools during these fun-filled days. I also carry a water bottle, too, to stay hydrated.

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
So, as we enter the entertaining season ourselves, it's time to get our own Cornhole Boards up to par. This is where we started. I wanted to give them a little paint to make them fit into the bright colors I have going on in the rest of the yard. 

Hilarious: we pulled the boards onto the patio to paint them. And...it poured
This is why they're a little "drippy" in the above photo. So, into the sunroom they went.

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
I gave them a light sanding and then painted them with two coats of white outdoor paint. 

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
I wanted a simple design...with a bit of a vintage look to it. I used 1" painter's tape on the edges and then measured in 5 inches and placed another piece of tape. 

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
I repeated this on the other side, as well, to create a symmetric design. 

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
I used my favorite aqua paint and painted over the entire top surface. 

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
I pulled off the tape and used a white wax to seal and slightly age the surface. I plan to wax it every year to keep up the surface's look. I love how the white wax gives it a totally different vintage look than my usual antique wax.

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
 Don't they look great?

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
After painting my Cornhole boards, I realized my corn bags needed a revamp, too. Believe it or not, these were more intricate than the painting. To keep the bags within proper Cornhole regulations, I had to weigh out all of the corn and make sure everything was kept within strict dimensions and the fabric was a certain weight, too. I hope to post a tutorial soon on how you can make your own Cornhole bags, too.

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
But for now...game on, y'all.

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.

Extra Strength TYLENOL® is great to help get back to the things you love (like playing Cornhole all the live long day) with powerful relief of headaches, back pain and more. It temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to muscular aches, minor pain of arthritis, backache, toothache, premenstrual or menstrual cramps, headache, or the common cold. It may also temporarily reduce a fever. Extra Strength TYLENOL® is for adults and children 12 years and older. Please only use as directed. And don't forget the the TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain, too...again, you don't want to leave the party with Cornhole elbow and a sore back after a long day of play. 

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
Right now at Target, if you buy 2 of the following TYLENOL® products, 
you get a $5 gift card (click here for even more details):


  • Extra Strength TYLENOL® – 100 ct or 225 ct
  • TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain – 100 ct
  • Extra Strength TYLENOL® Rapid Release Gels – 100 ct or 225 ct

Our Target always has a great selection of TYLENOL®.

Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.

I am not a medical expert, and this post is not medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. The third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.





2 comments:

  1. We love cornhole in the midwest, too (though sometimes we're lazy and just call it bags). Your boards turned out great! #client

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  2. I love cornhole!! I totally need my hubby to make one for when we have parties.

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