Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chalkboard Crazy

Like so many in " Blogland" I have become crazy for chalkboards.
I bought my first chalkboard paint last fall.
My first project was a bit of a bust.
I took an ugly picture that Hubby picked up at a sale ( he thought it was cool, I did not ).
I painted the frame pink ( I'm not really a "pink person") and painted the glass with 4 coats of chalkboard paint.
When I said it was a bust , I meant that literally.
I broke the glass putting it back in the frame :(

Then I found this on Pinterest ~
old trays from thrift stores, add chalkboard paint, done ~ how fun!

Trays from the thrift store painted with chalkboard paint !
Eureka !

I just happened to have some ( imagine that ).

I also had a wooden one that I had picked up somewhere ( shrug ).

In my opinion , it doesn't matter what you paint with chalkboard paint , you are going to have to give it 4-5 coats.
I've painted metal , wood and glass.

It's time consuming , but the end product is SO cool.

My wooden tray.

It doesn't show in this photo , but this round tray ( metal) has embossed flowers around the center.
I also picked up the pear plate at the thrift store.
I have a habit of picking up anything with a pear on it . ( shrug again )

White dove. ( thrift store again ).
I found my McCoy lamp last summer at a second hand store .
I almost didn't buy it .
Thank God Emily convinced me to.
She knows me well and said I would regret it if I didn't.
She was right , I would have.
The printable I found on a linky party ( why don't I write these things down ? )
I left a comment thanking them , if you are reading and it is yours , please let me know, I would love to give you credit.
Here's why I love this quote.
Not because it is from an Edgar Allen Poe poem ( he's a little dark for me ) , but for Christmas Sis gave me Stevie Nicks' new CD ( love Stevie ) one of my favorite songs on the CD is called Annabel Lee and she wrote it based on this Poe poem.
So when I saw this , I knew I had to print it and use it in my Valentine decor.
I think I've done more Valentine decorating this year than ever before...

Last chalkboard (s) ~

Two thrift store silver trays.
The smaller one has some awesome floral detail on the edge, but again , it doesn't show in the photo.

I need to add a little more to the China cabinet , looks a little bare without the Christmas light and garland.

Have you used chalkboard paint ?
What have you turned into a chalkboard?
I've seen doors , walls , even a refrigerator painted with chalkboard paint.
The possibilities are endless....

Linking to these great parties :
More the Merrier Monday@DIY Home Sweet Home
So Very Creative Party Time @ So Creative
Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Amaze Me Monday @ DittleDattle
What's in the GunnySack@The Gunny Sack
Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Newbie Party @ DebbieDoos
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Be
Party Time Tuesday @ Northern Cottage
Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Sassy Sites

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  1. Really cute! I recently did a chalkboard tray too, and I love the shape of them :)

    1. Aren't they fun Steph ?! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. This is great. I am also obsessed with chalkboards! I just posted a new post on my obsession with chalkboards as well. I would love for you to come over and check it out!
    Great job!

    1. Jen , I think chalkboards are the flavor of the week in "blogland" this week . I loved yours and commented on your post. Thanks for stopping by . I hope you visit aagain soon :)

  3. LOVe this idea. How cute! They really make a statement too. I love chalkboards. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  4. Very cute! I've been meaning to do something like this for my gallery wall but never got to it. You just prompted me to get back on track.

    1. Go for it Sherry ! I love a gallery wall and these would be a perfect compliment to it. Thanks for commenting :)

  5. I have never used chalkboard paint. I want to paint my ugly fridge with it. Just scared it will break.

    1. I actually saw a pin on Pinterest where they painted a frig with it . Post back if you do , I would love to see it ! Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. like these I am going to try to do some of this myself come see what I shared at

  7. These are gorgeous Dawn - thank you for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. Im your newest follower - please follow back if you get a chance. Take care xx Nat

  8. I'm chalkboard crazy too! I haven't done any for a while though and I've been wondering what to do next!

  9. I love chalkboard, and have used it many times. I painted both my pantry doors with it and use it to keep track of inventory. Used it for small signs to hang to say "smile" etc. I just love it, and yours are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

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