Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's a keeper!

Several weeks ago DI ("Deseret Industries," the Utah version of Goodwill) was having a 50% off sale on all their big frames. When I saw a massive, intricately detailed frame that turned out to be a mere FOUR DOLLARS, I knew it was love at first sight! (Even if it was a yucky gold color.)

I sprayed it Heirloom White, and this morning I glazed it with burnt umber acrylic paint. I cut a piece of Luaun leftover from another project and gave it a few coats of chalkboard paint.

Here's the result!

Ooh, I think I love it! Right now it's just sitting in front of the mirror that hangs on the wall above my buffet, and it's so large it partially covers my children's pictures!

But it looks like it belongs there nonetheless. I think this chalkboard is home to stay!

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I also want to add a huge THANK YOU to Domestically Speaking for featuring my gathering table from last week's Power of Paint party!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming to my PARTY and showing off this awesome THRIFTY chalkboard!!!


Ashlee Marie said...

I love it! The size, frame, chalkboard! Very nice! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Beautiful! I have a frame in my garage just waiting for that treatment. I gave the first one away.
Great find!

Rachel said...

I have decided I need a bigger house. ;)

Vicki said...

I love these frames converted to chalkboards. I think you may have found one of the nicest frames to work with. Love the size. Great blog name...wink,wink. Visiting from SNS. Nice to meet you!

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

malia said...

This is fab! I am chalkboard obsessed... fun! I'm your newest follower.
Would love for you to link up at the party I co-host on Thursdays "A Crafty Soiree on Thurdays at www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Tonya said...

Ooo, here it is. Just regular chalkboard paint, huh? Maybe just using it alot gives it that grey look? I'm planning on doing the lower part of my wall for the kids. My older sister thinks I'm crazy: it will be a MESS all the time...but it is anyhow, so it may as well be something I like, too. :)