Monday, February 14, 2011

Chalkboard Makeover

A few months ago, I stumbled across these at a local thrift store (notice a trend in the last few posts?)  I think I paid $1.99 for the top one, $2.99 for the bottom one.  
They are almost identical in size, so originally I thought I'd hang them side-by-side.  But, I've changed my mind.  I came across this paint at AC Moore for half-price ($3.50).  
I figured I'd spruce up the chalkboard paint on the board with the flower.  So, I taped off the edges, just as the original paint job.
Then I painted the "brown" chalkboard paint onto the board.  Hmmmm.....
Does this look brown to you? (And yes, I see there is a serious problem with that picture on the board... uh, it's too shiny... should've sanded it down... but you'll see how I fix that later.)  
I added a little ribbon to the top (another sale-price find)

Now, on to fix that big ol' spot on the board that just wouldn't cover up well.  I have a future idea to fix this, but in the meantime, I found this.

I made this clipboard last year by "ModPodging"a black and white printout (just on computer paper) onto a mini clipboard.  
It covered the "whoops" quite well!
I added a few little reminders to the crew upon their exit of the home...
And Wah-lah!
I have plans for the other board... it'll take me a little longer to do that one, though.

While I'm standing in the mini mudhall, I might as well show my other little project.  I had purchased this big frame at Christmas, but decided after opening it up that I didn't like it for the picture I had.
So.... I wrapped burlap around the back board, printed out a cute quote on my Cricut... and now I use the glass as my "whiteboard".  

I have plans for this mudhall, so this board won't stay forever.  I'm sort of liking this at Brown Paper Packages.  Isn't it adorable?  I think I'm even going to borrow a similar wreath idea.  My daughter will once again say, "Another wreath??"... I can hear it now.

Kierste made these for the bathroom, but I think it'll look awesome in our mudhall.  I'll keep you posted on that progress....

1 comment:

  1. That is adorable! What a great idea. I think I have one of those old 'calendar frames' hanging around somewhere....


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