Sunday, January 22, 2012

Total Picture Overhaul

I had saved this picture from donation before we moved because I really liked the frame and thought I might be able to do something with it once we were in our new place.

DSC04809_4026

After reading a post over at {oc cottage} and how she used chalkboard contact paper on a few projects, I wondered if it might work for this frame.

DSC04812_4029

I can’t get the back open without causing possible damage  {it must be glued in someway} and the glass is only over the actual print.  The linen look fabric “mat” is exposed.

DSC04810_4027

To start, I taped off the glass and the fabric “mat”.

DSC04814_4031

DSC04815_4032

I had gotten samples of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {ASCP} Paris Grey and Old Ochre over the Summer.  I used the Old Ochre on our hall tree prior to our move {you can see that here}, and thought I’d give the Paris Grey a try on this frame.

DSC04848_4050

When that dried I dry brushed some ASCP Old White over the whole thing, but focusing a little more on the detailed areas. 

DSC04863_4041

DSC04865_4043

DSC04866_4044

As for the chalkboard contact paper, I’ll let you in on my secret for dealing with it and not getting bubbles, ripples or any other bumps.  Don’t take the backing off the contact paper.  That’s right.  Don’t take it off.  After cutting the piece to size and using an x-acto knife for a smooth cut, I used double stick tape on the back of the chalkboard paper and attached it to the glass with that.   Smooooooth!

DSC04881_4075

I used a piece of chalk and just went over the whole chalkboard surface because I wasn’t sure if you should treat it as regular chalkboard and “season” it.

DSC04879_4073

DSC04878_4072

I’ve added a little clear wax and I think I may leave it at that.  With the white dry brushed on, I don’t think I need to add anything more with the dark wax. 

DSC04899_4088

For now I propped it on our bathroom vanity until I figure out where I want to put it.   Maybe I’ll get a Command hook and have it hang down in front of this section of the mirror. 

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Kathy

45 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is great! I love it! I have never heard of chalkboard contact paper! This is an amazing transformation!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Great transformation Kathy I love the white frame on the chalkboard! Great job!
Susan

Angie@slipcoveredgrey said...

This turned out great! I like the quote you put on the chalkboard too.

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- I love it! I have never tried that chalkboard paper but I love the idea of using double stick tape. That is a great idea. Your project turned out beautifully! xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT Kathy!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kathy, what a wonderful transformation. I'm loving that color!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow, that turned out great Kathy.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That is fabulous. Love how the frame turned out. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Savvy Seasons said...

Kathy, what a transformation, you did a great job! Love the frame. I'm going to have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

Karena said...

Kathy this turned out great , the frame and a new use for an image of art that wasn't working!! Love it!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Beautiful job, Kathy! I love that frame as well and can see why you saved it. Very clever to think of just putting the chalkboard paper over the glass!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Holy cow, this is so inspiring. LOVE IT!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Gail said...

I absolutely love what you did with that frame Kathy! That turned out GREAT!!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Judy said...

I just love your project. It looks amazing. I have some old frames I could do this with. I may be copying this one. :)

sissie said...

Kathy, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful projects. I just love your chalkboard and what a great idea on how to use the chalkboard paper.

hugs
Sissie

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Adorable Kathy, I really like the lighter and brighter. Great way to repurpose.

Okio B Designs said...

That looks beautiful! I want to try that Annie Sloan paint too but I will wait until I have something fabulous to paint. True words written on there too. Did M write that?!

Jeanine

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wow, I never heard of chalkboard contact paper! I love how this turned out Kathy!

Sherry said...

Thanks for shraring another wonderful project and your tips for making it successful.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It turned out great! Where did you get the chalkboard paper?

Stitchfork said...

"don't take the backing paper off" = Brilliant idea!
xo Cathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this makeover, Kathy! Beautiful!

Sue said...

Kathy, what a fun project that turned out really well! it should look great layered on top of the larger mirror. :-)

Abbie said...

I'm going to have to go find some contact chalkboard paper! Sounds awesome!

And your picture transformation looks awesome too!

I would absolutely love it if you would link this up at my FREE-FOR-ALL linky party going on right now!

http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/01/feature-friday-free-for-all-3-50.html

So looking forward to seeing you there!

P.S. I'm a new follower. : )

P.P.S. (: )) Every link counts as an entry into my Cutting Edge ($50) stencil giveaway!

~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

Scribbler said...

What a wonderful idea! I have some old framed prints in my attic that I hated to ditch because the frames are perfectly good, but the prints are tired-looking.

Thanks for visiting1

ETS

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Great project! I'm too chicken to try something like that. I even liked it before you put the contact paper on it. The new frame color went well with the picture! Great job!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh, love it!..How creative!..Great idea as to not taking off the backing...Turned out beautiful and love your "thought of the day"...

laxsupermom said...

Love this transformation! Looks terrific! Great tip on the contact paper - I always have a tough time with bubbles. I would have never thought to just leave the backing on. Thanks for sharing.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This looks great Kathy! I may have to give ASCP another try....your frame looks awesome and what a great idea with the contact paper. Don't take the back off...you took all the frustration right out of it! GENIUS!

Lou Cinda :)

Poppy said...

Fantastic idea! I can't wait to try the chalkboard contact paper! Nice job on the whole project! I'll definitely be stopping back in to see your blog!

RaShell

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

What a transformation! It's beautiful! Can you imagine how much they would charge for that at PB, lol?! Thanks for coming by to see me, and for your sweet messages :))
xo, Andrea

Amanda said...

Hi Kathy! What a great makeover! I love how versatile the chalk paint is. I think you got a totally different effect by putting the old white over the paris grey! And I love how you turned this print into a chalkboard! Thanks for the inspiration, and for your kind comment and visit! Have a wonderful day!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, how fabulous, Kathy!!!! And what a magnificent frame!!! xo Cindy

❀ JoAnne said...

I love that, Kathy! I had not heard of the chalkboard contact paper. I love projects like this that are relatively quick and easy ~ thanks for the tutorial! And welcome to Ohio ~ we live in a suburb of Columbus.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How awesome this is Kathy..you did an outstanding job on it...Hope you have the BEST Tuesday ever my dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Kathy this is really something the way you redid this picture. I love the way it turned out.
How you come up with all these ideas is amazing.
I love the quote that you wrote on it too. Wherever you decide to put it you will enjoy having it there.
Love
Maggie

Kathleen said...

Very nice makeover! After teaching for 33 years I have chalk in my blood!
Hope you feel better soon!
Maybe you are homesick for LI! Our snow melted today, almost 50. My kind of snow storm. Here one day, gone the next!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks for visiting my site ... now I've returned the visit and discovered this contact paper. Didn't know a thing about chalk board contact!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Sooooo much better. Your makeover on the frame creates a beautiful backdrop.

Donna said...

Kathy,
This is just a great transformation! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Donna

Suzy said...

Your chalkboard turned out great! Thanks for the tip on working with chalkboard contact paper. I tried using it on a mirror that I had and wound up throwing it out because it was impossible to work all of the bubbles out. I wound up just painting the mirror with chalkboard paint instead.

Pamela said...

Kathy I love this project and I love your vanity area where you placed it!! It is just perfect!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

WOW Kathy! What a beautiful project! I love it! I am so inspired to make one if I ever find the right frame! I love the size you found too...not too big and not too small! Happy Wednesday! Angie xo

Passionate for White said...

Great way to salvage that frame and GREAT Tutorial!

Swede Dreamer said...

Fantastic frame transformation! I really need to try that Annie Sloan Paint! Found you on Savvy Southern Style today!
~Angie

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...