Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thrifted Chalkboard ~ Not For Kids Anymore!

Finally!  I get to use the great Menu graphic from The Graphics Fairy.  I have had this saved for so long waiting for a project I could use it on.

menufont_vintage_images_graphicsfairy3bg

I found this chalkboard at Goodwill the same day I found the bulletin board

2012 09 27_8722

Very cute the way it is, but it’s getting a makeover.

2012 09 27_8723

I painted it in Old White chalk paint and then highlighted the outside area {where it had been a brownish gold previously} with some Provence.  Here it is paint dry, image added and ready for some wax!

SONY DSC

I did the Mod Podge transfer method for adding the Menu graphic to the top.

2012 10 10_8796

Here she is with clear and dark wax.   The chalkboard freshly wiped.

SONY DSC

2012 10 10_8802

All ready to go to someone’s home!

SONY DSC

Before and After side by side.

2012 09 27_8722

SONY DSC

Linking up with

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

 

43 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That turned out great--perfect spot for that graphic!

Savvy Seasons said...

Kathy....that looks great, what a fantastic transformation! XO ~Liz

P.S. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog post, too! :)

Judy said...

Now that's a really awesome makeover. What a perfect place to use the graphic.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Lovely, it looks much better than before, and great vision on it. I especially like your menu for the whole week. Great choices! Thanks for letting me know you liked my Autumn Hydrangea Wreath!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, what a great transformation!! Cute board...that will sell quickly!

The French Bear said...

Kathy, I love it!!! I am going to chalkboard paint my pantry door.....you always have great ides!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Pam @ Frippery said...

That looks fantastic Kathy! Great eye for repurposing a piece many might pass up. Love it.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I love your chalkboard! What a great piece! I love Provence; it's the perfect accent color! I love the way you update this!

Okio B Designs said...

I love that menu graphic too! It looks gorgeous now!

Jeanine

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Great job! I need to give this a try. I have about 15 graphics printed out with my inkjet but I have to go and get them copied at Kinkos so the ink doesn't run. I keep forgetting to get them copied!

Jane said...

Hi Kathy,
That is an awesome transformation!! I love it!!
Jane

Karen said...

That is a great transformation, the graphic is perfect.

Shannon@A Cozy Place Called Home said...

The menu board looks great, Kathy. I really like the graphic you used.-------- Shannon

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Another amazing transformation, Kathy! Love the menu graphic.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Kathy great job! Probably my favorite project of yours!... Love the shape of the top, you had great vision on this and the Menu sign is perfect!
Susan

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

great job as always ...

Decora Adora said...

You are very creative
saludos desde Chile

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That turned out wonderful!

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

That is so super cute...love it!

Stitchfork said...

this one is a keeper, would be hard to give up to sell!

Olive Cooper said...

That is wonderful. I have been buying chalkboards recently. A lot of kids these days do not know what they are:}

Cynthia said...

I love this project, what a creative idea.

Cynthia

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

That's a great makeover, Kathy! I love that graphic, used it myself on a chalkboard, too. :)

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

I love it! I used that graphic on a chalk board, as well. It sold right away!! I'm sure yours will, too!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a beautiful transformation of your chalkboard, Kathy, and what a perfect graphic you used for the top!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

This piece was just waiting for you, Kathy. Nice redesign.

Denise said...

Looks great! I tried the mod podge transfer method and didn't have very good luck. I probably did something wrong. Your menu graphics were perfect for this one.

sweetvintageofmine said...

This turned out wonderful! LOOOVE the SIZE of this board! Re-purposing at its BEST! Roxie

Gail said...

Another fantastic make-over Kathy! I love the Menu graphic on top. Enjoy your evening, Gail

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The chalkboard looks wonderful, Kathy!

Green Willow Pond said...

I love that graphic, and it is perfect on you chalk board! Nice transformation! Have a great week:)

Deborah

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So great you saw the potential....I love it and so will someone else! Oh by the way my step stools were $3-$4 dollars, I too have seen them for $20 unfinished?

Carol

Little Miss Maggie said...

What an awesome project. I love that graphic. I'm glad I got to see it used so well.

Debra from Bungalow said...

WOW, that's awesome now. I'm sure someone will snatch it up quickly.

thistlewoodfarm said...

That is so pretty, Kathy! The menu grapic is perfect for the chalkboard!

Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

blessings,
karianne

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Oh man, very nice!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It looks amazing!!!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

WOW! That is one heck of a transformation. Honestly, I would have walked by the before but the after, I would be fighting over to buy. Really beautiful job.

20 North Ora said...

Kathy - Love the way that turned out!! Especially love what you wrote on it. I must remember that.

Judy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So very, very cute Kathy...the menu graphic is perfect and what a beautiful job you did on the painting of the chalkboard!...Love the chalkboard!

Cheryl said...

Dang--- thats so cute!!!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Love this! What a great transformation! :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

Congratulations on being featured by the Graphics Fairy. I love this project and obviously so did she. It came out fantastic. I love that menu image.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...