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Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Chalkboard Project

Hello ladies, how is your Monday going?
Thought I would share with you one of my latest chalkboards. 
You all know how I love mirrors. Well, this actually started out as a mirror, and I fully intended on keeping it a mirror!  I found her at a thrift shop (I know, in my excitement, I neglected to take a "before" shot!).  Anyway, the mirror was not removable, so after I painted it, I used a razor blade to remove the paint which had inevitably gotten onto the mirror.  Well, I ended up scratching the mirror!  It was a tiny scratch, but since I was putting this in my Etsy shop, it had to be perfect!  So, I managed to remove the mirror, and had hubby cut a piece of masonite, which I then painted with chalkboard paint.  Guess it's always a good thing to have a Plan B on hand!!

I love these pretty wooden appliques!  You can find them at Hobby Lobby or Michael's.  I used a bit of epoxy to adhere it.

I painted it a pretty light blue, followed by some distressing and glazing.  While it would've been nice to have remained a mirror, I think it's pretty as a chalkboard, too!
Have a great night, and remember:
Always have a plan b!!


Trisha said...

Very pretty either way! It looks fantastic!


Kelly said...

So pretty! And again, you've blogged about another project I keep wanting to tackle but haven't....something with chalkboard paint! Fantastic work (and advice....plan Bs are a must!).

Kim K. said...

I love chalkboard paint. This is another fabulous project.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Donna....thank you for stopping by my blog. I love chalkboard paint too! I have used it on so many projects. Your project turned out just beautiful!

Tete said...

Donna, You have an addiction. LOL
Did I tell you I have a glue phobia, too? I only use my hot glue gun and elmer's. I can do glue stix.
But nothing else. No super glue. No apoxies.
I feel much better after that confession.
Hugs- Tete

Linda said...

I think your plan B turned out great! Looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and elegant, I lake it!

Cindy Adkins said...

I think it looks fantastic, Donna!!! So perfect!!!

NanaDiana said...

Donna- I think I actually like the chalkboard better than I would the mirror! It IS wonderful! You always do such a GREAT job on your finds! Bet this one will fly out the door! Hugs- Diana

mizdarlin said...

This looks great!
FYI...you can also get those lovely curlicue decorative details at most home improvement centers (Home Depot, various lumber places) and they are usually a much better price there than Michael's (at least in Canada)..at a sale I once got a whole bag of assorted sizes for about a dollar at the Windosor lumber store here....just a thought...

Love of the Sea said...

Love the chalkboard. I think this came out wonderful. I write too big else I would buy this one. I need a huge chalkboard because of how large I write.