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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!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Giant Vintage Framed Chalkboard Makeover

Hello, and Happy 4th, a day early!  What are your plans for the day?  Tomorrow we will be having friends over thru out the day and evening, for a cookout, time on the lake, then fireworks over the lake.  Oh, and a boat parade around the lake at noon:)
So, I thought I would take a break from preparing for the festivities, and share with you one of my latest transformations.
You know how much I love creating chalkboards from found frames. Well, here is my latest, and I must say all time biggest, vintage framed chalkboard!  This puppy is huge, measuring nearly 5 feet long!  I wish that I had saved a photo of her "before", but I accidentally deleted it, ooops!  Anyway, it's made of a heavy resin, similar to Syroco.  I happened to find her last summer when we flew home for a quick visit. She was at a yard sale, looking none too pretty with her dirty gold frame and a, well, lets just say rather homely looking and equally dirty old print.
Since she was so big, and not about to fit into our carry on bags, I stored her at my Mom's house, til we moved back here this spring.  A good cleaning, some Heirloom White, and a new masonite board (cut by hubby) covered in chalkboard vinyl, and she is much, much happier!

 I really love the details of this amazing frame.  It is heavily grained, and really does look like carved wood!

The exciting news is that I placed her in my Etsy shop, and a bride to be purchased it for use at her wedding!  Yeah!
On a side note, I do want to thank you all for your prayers for my Mom.  This past week has been very difficult, and just knowing that you've been praying brings much comfort.
Enjoy your day tomorrow, and stay safe!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

5 feeT! WOW!

Blondie's Journal said...

That's a big mirror! I would have loved to have had a place to put it. it will be perfect for the bride for a guest list or menu! Great job. Have a wonderful time tomorrow!


myric andreasen said...

Wow! Congrats on selling it! That must be exciting! It does look great for a wedding!
Sounds like you have great 4th of July ahead! Enjoy!


Okio B Designs said...

Sweet! I would have kept that baby for myself. =) Happy 4th!


Kim K. said...

I just love happy endings. Have a lovely 4th. Stay cool. Someday I want to see a picture of that special watercraft. Hugs to you and your Mom!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Great frame!

NanaDiana said...

Great frame- Perfect for a wedding! I am still praying for your Mom- xo Diana