Friday, May 17, 2013

Chalkboard Makeover

Any time I can find a chalkboard and just repaint the frame, I’ll take it!  That was the case with this chalkboard I found at our community garage sale a couple of weeks ago.

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I liked the checks on the side of the chalkboard and I thought the overall shape was great.  For $5.00 it came home with me.  I gave it two coats of Old White chalk paint.

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I purchased a wood wreath applique, since that top space seemed to be calling out for something.  I painted it black and attached it to the top portion of the chalkboard.  After applying a clear and dark wax to the whole piece, I then added some Antique Gold Rub n Buff to the detailed areas of the wreath.

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I love its new updated look!  Hopefully, someone else will, too, because it’s going to my booth!

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22 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

Another great makeover!

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Judy K said...

What a great find. I'm sure someone will grab it quickly.

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

Looks freat Kathy!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the way it came out Kathy! Bravo!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's a beautiful makeover Kathy!

Entertaining Women said...

I must try that chalk paint. Darling mirror. I'll bet that it doesn't last long in your booth. Cherry Kay

Olive said...

Wonderful makeover. My package arrived but of course I am at the other house-I will get to see the book tomorrow. xo, Olive

Michele Alger said...

Super cute! I LOVE IT...and truly a great improvement. Love that you kept the checkerboard. Adorable!

Gail said...

Don't you just love make-overs like that Kathy...quick and easy! I wish they all could be like that!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and good luck at those yard sales. I'm hoping to go to a few tomorrow. Gail

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, Great makeover. Love the side checks.
Have a great weekend,
hugs, CM

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love what you've done with the chalkboard. Chalkboards have always sold well for me.

hugs
Sissie

Michelle McCoy said...

Love it! I'm a new follower, and thanks for visiting my blog so I could find yours ;)

Susan D said...

I cannot believe it is the same chalkboard! It came out amazing!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Everyone loves a great chalkboard and someone will definitely love yours...great job Kathy!!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

A huuuge improvement, Kathy! Lucky find- I never find chalkboards to redo. I end up having to make my own. The wood applique looks like it always belonged there. :)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, what a cute chalkboard! You really dressed it up with paint and the embellishment! It looks wonderful now! You have such a great eye for design!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Yes, love the new updated look!

Where do you get the energy to do all these projects :)!

Cynthia said...

When you posted about your garage sale finds I just Knew you would make this chalboard cuter!

Cynthia

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Just fabulous, Kathy.

Laura Turner said...

This is just wonderful, Kathy! I LOVE chalkboards, but my family has told me "no more!" :-) You did a perfect job from start to finish. I'll bet this will be snatched up in no time!

Have a great week!
Laura from sundayview.blogspot.com

Little Miss Maggie said...

It really has a French look to it now. It would be a great café sign. You really did a great job on this project. I love the look.

Linda said...

Kathy I was helping set-up for our Bible Study luncheon when I got a brain storm. I was at a store and they had picture frames marked down to $1.00. I had my husband look them over and sure enough the backs were not cardboard! So I grabbed 2 and went home and took out the glass an sprayed the holder part with spray chalk board paint. Attached it to the frame and I went on line for french word for Spring Brunch.So I wrote it out in french ( was not the theme of our brunch) and put it on the table where the ladies sign their name tags. I was at the thrift store and my wm lady shared we would be using a smaller table. Idid not know the size so I made a table cloth from the great find I found. 4 1/2 yards of laura ashley fabric pattern english country for $2.40. The table they used was bigger than my cloth so I put a plastic under it and used my cloth as a topper.I had a floral tray with birds and put a crystal bowl and name tags in there. I then took a brown paper bag and folded the top over. I took a stamp with the Eiffel Tower and Paris on it and stamped the front of the sack to put backings from the tags in there. Worked out great.

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