Ring Holder With The Graphics Fairy

Another Ring Holder

I knew that I wanted to make this ring holder somewhat three dimensional and "mixed media," so come check out how I did it!

Monogram Wreath

My front door is no longer naked

A wonderful thing about this wreath, is that it can be on my door at anytime of the year. Until I get bored with it, that is!

Bathroom Wall Art with Stencil and Textured Paint

Quick Stencil Art for Half Bath

My half bathroom is red and the wall across from the sink and toilet needed new art, so I made some.

Muslin and Fiber Flowers

Muslin and Fiber Flowers

See how my distraction turned into this alternative project of muslin and fiber flowers!

Metal Desk Remodel

Desk Redo

I finally stopped inhaling paint fumes long enough to blog about a couple of projects I've completed. Yay me.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Chalkboard Frame Refurbish

 I love a good chalkboard. Which is funny because my husband does not like chalk.  It's too...chalky.
I have had this chalkboard for at least ten years, and while I love the design, it no longer works for my color scheme.

Let's see the after first. 

 
It's painted white and distressed and has a pretty french label with dessert on it. Excellent.

Before, it looked like this.


It's cute, but I was in the mood for something less--veggie I guess.  Plus, the olive green background wasn't working with my newly painted gray walls.


This was a fairly simple look to achieve.  I taped some newsprint over the chalkboard , and sanded the old paint down.  I used gesso as a primer, and then white acrylic paint. By the way, I totally cheated and painted only the white in the stripes around the outside edges. Cheater!

 Graphics Fairy how I've missed you! I found my delicious label there, printed it out and decoupaged it to the top of the frame.  After sanding the edges and top for a distressed look, I made a new hole in the wall for my chalkboard. 



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