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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!


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.

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


Trisha said...

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


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??????


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!

Little Miss Maggie said...

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