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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
More Chalkboard Love, and an Adorable Surprise!
Hello and Happy Saturday! The other day I told you how I was obsessed with chalkboards. Well, today I thought I'd share with you my latest creation, that I have added to my Etsy shop. I will show you a bit later what she used to look like. I didn't want to scare you by showing you the "before" shot first!! I think you will be amazed by her transformation! She was pretty sad and dated looking, and just begging for a head to toe makeover!
I just had to paint her this bright and cheery aqua color. Much better than her old look! I also decoupaged at the top one of my all time favorite advertising labels from the Graphic's Fairy. Love the Graphic's Fairy!! I really like the cute little ledge (which you will see below) that is the perfect spot for holding chalk and maybe an eraser.
You can never have too many chalkboards!
Ok ladies, are you ready to see her prior to her "redo"?
I can almost hear her breathing a sign of relief! What do you think?
Oh, I forgot to mention a few details of the project: I removed the old board (which I will save for a future project. You know me by now, I can't bear to throw anything out that has crafting potential!), and hubby cut me a new one from masonite. I use the kind of chalkboard paint that you brush on, as I seem to have better luck with that than the spray on kind. Have any of you ladies used the chalkboard vinyl adhesive? I think I would like to try that out for future chalkboard projects, and was wondering what you thought of it.
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I have linked up with:
Cindy over at Whimsical Musings for her Creative Spirit Challenge Party,
Funky Junk Interiors SNS Party
The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
Cottage Instincts Make it for Monday Party
be sure to stop on in!