Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chalkboard Memo board

So here is a project that you are gonna have to use some of that good ole imagination to see the before, since I had taken a picture of it, but can no longer find it on my computer...:) I had gone to the thrift shop and gotten this golden oak memo shelf thingie???? and it was missing the middle. It was 3.99. I knew just what to do to it.

So I brought it home and from what you can't see in the pic, is I PAINTED the oak. Then I got a scrap piece of wood from my shed and mixed up some homemade chalkboard paint. You know the now famous bloggie recipe of 1 cup latex paint and one tablespoon un sanded grout. I had this really cool gray blue paint that I love and I thought that would look neat in the piece.

Once I gave the board 2 thick coats with sanding in between, I distressed the wood on the memo board.

I put it back together and I just love how cool it turned out.!!! Ready to go to the booth for someone else to enjoy.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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WhyCuzICan said...

I'd snap it up from your booth, Karin.

Cute project. I've still yet to do my FIRST chalkboard project or make chalk paint either. Man, am I sloooowwwww.

Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

Rebecca Scott (aka Otter) said...

Oh that is super cute! I love it. Nothing like walking through a thrift shop and seeing the lost and forlorn cast offs from others while your brain re-imagines them into the most amazing things. :) I love that you saw a chalkboard in this and I hadn't heard of that recipe for making the paint at home before. Thanks for sharing that!

Unknown said...

Nice! We have one too; it's painted but buried under a pile of projects somewhere at my sister's place. Hoping to find it before she heads south with the snow birds ~

My Duong said...

The memo board looks great and functional too! Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now Happy new year! My

The Wallace Family said...

Super cute! My husband wants to know why I'm
Obsessed with chalkboards now and this is why! So fun:)