Saturday, May 08, 2010

Some Chalkboard Fun

Awhile back, the hubby and I acquired a print that was framed by this gorgeous "old" wooden frame. It was huge, and we hung it up for viewing pleasures in our house in FL... especially because the artwork was "beachy" themed. When we moved to Germany... we didn't really have a "spot" for it, and I couldn't part with the frame (yes, I do collect those, and yes, my husband does have a problem with the fact that I purchase a lot of frames), so I stuck it in the basement of our home... and there it sat for 3.5 years. Well, it survived yet another move overseas. However, as I was pulling it out of the box, I noticed that the glass was extremely foggy. Nothing I used to clean the glass, helped lift off this "film" so I decided to transform it into a chalkboard, instead of throwing it away. Reusing something for a different purpose, is completely up my alley, and this was an extremely easy transformation. I took some photos of the process, and of the final product!

go to town and paint your "whatever it is your chalkboarding" up and let it dry for 1 hour... then repeat-paint over the initial job, and let it sit for 24 hours, to let the paint "cure". Yup, it's that simple. And there are so many things that you can use this chalkboard paint on (wood, terra-cotta, paper, cardboard, etc.) Trust me, I have 3 jars of this stuff... I only used 1/4 of one jar on this glass frame. I think every room in the house is going to have something "chalkboarded" before I'm done with it!

I hung my new chalkboard creation by the front door... plan on changing the quote at least once a month!

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