Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chalking it up

This was one of my first projects for baby girl's room.  I've had this chalkboard paint for like a year and everytime I see it I'm reminded of all the projects I want to do but haven't yet.  So I decided to start small.  I found an old frame.  A green one with a picture of my high school girl friends from our senior spring break cruise together with our families.  Needless to say, it was time to swap it out.



I quickly primed the green frame.
And while that dried....
I got out the chalkboard paint, and painted a quick coat.




As you can see, it would definitely need a second coat.  The brush strokes were very visible.
Then I sprayed the frame grey and used some blue painte's tape to make a diagonal stripe design.



Once I was done painting, I sprayed what was visible, yellow.
And here you have it....a spruced up old frame made into a chalkboard for my baby girl (whose room will definitely have a lot of yellow and grey hint, hint!).  And there are more projects where this came from...I can't wait to use more of the chalkboard paint!

3 comments:

  1. OOH i love this idea! i just got a bunch of chalkboard paint in the mail, i was thinking about doing my fridge but maybe i'll start small too. Miss you xoxo

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  2. Ohhh yeah! I've been wanting to do a whole door or something bigger too...Let me know how it works out! Miss you too! xoxo

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  3. Ohhh yeah! I've been wanting to do a whole door or something bigger too...Let me know how it works out! Miss you too! xoxo

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