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Showing posts with label Chalkboard Paint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chalkboard Paint. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Prim Chalkboard Shelf

I am really loving this mustard color milk paint.  I have always loved the warmth of this color.  I can see this color in an 1800's farm house with wide-plank dark wood floors and an old brick fireplace that works.  Yes, that would be in my dream house :)
I took another one of these shelves that I built and turned it into a chalkboard using some chalkboard paint from Walmart.  This stuff goes really far.  It is the same can that I used to paint my old refrigerator.
So this is before:
 Here it is finished.
I waxed the mustard milk paint with clear and dark wax.
 This is another item that will be at my sale in 4 weeks.
I feel like I am running out of time!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

I Painted My Fridge

It was Bessy's idea!
Well, it was her idea that I paint a small chalkboard on the freezer door to hide all the imperfections.
Then it dawned on me to paint the whole thing with chalkboard paint!
Why not make the both doors chalkboards.

I had this fridge for almost 18 years.
We paid $299 for the thing.
The only problem with it is that it is dented from all our moves
 and started to get rusty spots on it.
My hubby and I made a decision 8 years ago to pay cash for everything that we want to purchase.
So...
 because I can't buy the latest and greatest, I end up trying to re-purpose a lot of things that really aren't broken and still have some life.
So even though I want a new fridge because mine is ugly--it still works.
We taped it off
and painted it!
Oh the possibilities!
I can write:
~ a list of things I need to get for groceries
~any reminders or appointments
~messages for hubby, kiddos and grandma
or
~draw pictures on it for my sale :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Window Change

I'm not sure if you all remember this window.
It came from our attic.
I made the twiggy wreath from some twigs in my yard.

I had a customer from my craft sale that was interested in the window, but she wanted a fabric star to go in the center.


So I purchased this star.
Okay, for all you Shabby Chic Ladies now would be a good time to leave my blog.
This star is about to turn into some 'homespun' love. :)


I used Elmer's glue and a paint brush to apply some glue all over the star.


I then took my homespun fabric, placed it over the star, and rubbed it smooth with my hand.


I cut around the star leaving about an inch and a half of fabric to fold under the star.


I applied another layer of glue on top of the fabric.


Folding the fabric around the edge of the star, I did the same process of applying the glue and fabric to the star.


Now for the saying on the window.
My customer wanted burgundy as her color.
She didn't care really what it said.
I had to paint over this saying since it was barn red.

I sanded over the lettering.


I painted 2 coats of a mix of 2/3 red and 1/3 black on the board.


I then painted the saying with a linen color.
After the paint dried I applied a coat of Minwax's Walnut Stain to the board, and I let it soak in for a minute or two before wiping in the stain.


This is what it looked like after I rubbed the stain in.
I also put some rustic stars in between the words.


I hope my customer likes it.


My camera really doesn't do the colors justice.
So sorry for the bad photo.


As for my Twiggy Wreath.....


It found a home on my wall.
I love it!


Happy Crafting!

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chalkboards and Chicken Wire


I have been playing around with some chalkboard paint and some chicken wire.
I have greatly enjoyed chalkboard paint.
I was also ecstatic when I found it at Wal-Mart for $9.98!
I checked all the hardware stores, and I found that they were all about $14 and up.
This post is just going to be a lot of pictures of the projects I have been working on. 


I have before and after pics of some of the projects.

I picked this shelf up at a yard sale for 25 cents.


I wish I had a before of this shadow box.
I Hubby took off the decorative heart piece at the top and replaced it with a board.
I tore out two shelf layers of shadow box space to have the big chalkboard space.
I also transferred this lettering and used my sharpie paint marker to write the saying.
I painted it with a Valspar sample--the sample is the paint I recently used to paint my walls.  I also stained it with Min-Wax's Walnut stain.


Here is a telephone desk I found along side the road.
It was out for trash!
I painted and recovered it, but didn't like my makeover.
I like this makeover better using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint of course.


Now for the chicken wire.
I am such a saver of junk--sometimes. :)
We found a roll of chicken wire out for trash back in 2002.
It had been sitting in my garage for years.
I was inspired by a blog on one of the linky parties to try and make a basket.  
This is what I came up with:

Small ones about 4"x 9" with chalkboard tags
and Large ones about 8"x14" too:)

My final project is a frame I got for free at a yard sale.
It as my first ASCP project.
I added the chicken wire, and now I can clip pictures or cards to it.


What have you been working on?
Has anyone worked with chicken wire before?
My hands are all scratched up:(

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