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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!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Another Drab to Fab Makeover!

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a great Christmas!  It's hard to believe that it's over with already.  I don't know about you, but I'm so not looking forward to taking down decorations!  It's just not nearly as fun as putting them out!!
Now that Christmas is over, I finally had some time to work on a drab to fab makeover.  It felt so good to play again in my craft room!
Here is a sneak peek of the "after"!
And here is the "before"!  I found this wood framed chalkboard several weeks ago, in dire need of some love!  I knew right away that light pink would be the perfect color for this beauty in the making!

 So, I pulled out my "chalky finish" paints by DecoArt, and found just the right shade of pink that I was looking for!
I really love the beautiful carved floral and leaf design on the frame, which was hidden in that dark brown finish.
 So much better now, I think!  I also really love the sweet little built in ledge, perfect for an eraser and chalk!

 I gave it a generous dose of distressing, then followed with a poly sealer, also by DecoArt.
 Oh, and I recovered the old chalkboard with chalkboard vinyl, for a nice clean and fresh look.
 I've placed this cutie in my Etsy shop, if you care to take a look!
 Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

That sure turned into a beauty. Love the color and it looks so good.

Where can you buy Artdeco paint from? Michael's?
Have a Happy New year and yes your right I dread taking down the decorations.
Mary

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love anything with carved detail, what a great vision you had to see past the old finish...Great job! Happy New Year

Carol

Trisha said...

I love it Donna! That pink color is so pretty!

~Trisha

Tete said...

I think you have way too much fun there! Love all the things you do, but this one with the little ledge is awesome!

Okio B Designs said...

Ooooooh, loving the color! I've never heard of the paint you used. Where do you find it??????

Jeanine

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Donna, Oh this is just gorgeous.
I love the color from DecorArt. The carved details just pop now.
I can see you had lots of fun designing this piece. You find the best treasures.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Hugs!

Little Miss Maggie said...

So pretty in pink. Great makeover. Happy New Year.