Finally...Chalk

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It’s true. I finally made a chalkboard…

I found this picture and frame at Savers for $2.99. The picture is horrible, but I love the frame.

I unscrewed the back and tried to remove the picture. That sucker was glued down tight!

I ended up leaving the picture because no one will be able to see it behind the chalkboard…but I know it’s there.
I used a small roller to cover the glass with the chalkboard paint. 4 coats. I don’t mess around.

Meanwhile, I primed the frame and then sprayed it with Krylon’s Ocean Breeze…and then it got rained on!

Yep. I went outside to do a second coat and it was raining! Good thing the frame is plastic!
I glazed the frame with Minwax Dark Walnut stain and sprayed it down with some poly.

I added the chalkboard and screwed the backing back on…and ta-da!

The first piece in my newly painted office!



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13 comments:

  1. Very cool! You are definitely a "kindred spirit". I love to fix up thrift store stuff.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  2. I love this! I found you through Polly Wanna Crafter Link-Up party. I'm your newest follower!

    I have a giveaway going on over here if you want to check it out: http://homeplussomething.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-t-shirt-extender-tutorial-giveaway.html

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  3. Too cute! I'm sure it will look great in your office.

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  4. It turned out so cute!! I love it!

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  5. I love working with chalkboard paint! Great job:)

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  6. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

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  7. It turned out great! How cool that we both used the same frame, painted it the same color and made different things with it!!

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  8. THat's a huge transformation! Very cute. It looks very quality. thanks for linking at Once Upon a Weekend!

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  9. ps - i'm totally following your blog now!

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  10. Awesome!
    The same thing happens to me every single time I leave something outside to dry. It always rains! I'm happy your frame was plastic!
    Thanks for sharing this at my party, sweets!

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  11. Super cute, Sam! LOVE your color choice!!

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