Saturday, January 19, 2013

Old door chalkboard Menu Board

I am loving Chalkboards right now. I think it goes back to my love of doodling on the chalkboard at school when I was a kid. The fun it was to draw whatever you wanted and wipe it away and start all over in a matter of seconds.. Well as you may remember I got to go to a great Estate Sale of a shop that was closing. Happened by chance to find out afterward that the shop was owned by a local artist named Corey Vanduinen . If you happen to stop by his facebook page, please let him know how talented he is. I couldn't believe when I got home and looked him up and realized this guy had installments in our national art competition that I check out every year; ARTPRIZE. Anywhoo, By the time I was able to get there, most of the items were sold. I did manage to get a few items as you can see from the back of my suburban! :) One of those items being this old door. I just loved the old patina of it. Years of love and wear made it too good to be thrown away.

So I thought, what a perfect door for a chalkboard. So I mixed up my homemade chalkboard paint recipe, which you can find HERE
and pulled up one of my favorite GRAPHICS FAIRY graphics and started by transferring part of the image onto my door.

Then I got out my black acrylic paint and painted it on, and Voila!!!! A cute little French Menu Chalkboard. I just love it!!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, and I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.


WhyCuzICan said...

Karin-- such choices....humm..., let's see....


Very darling!
Visiting from GraphicsFairy's BRAG MONDAY party,
~Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois at WhyCuzICan
Hey did you get any snow a couple of days ago? N. Illinois got like 6"+

Laura said...

Love it, Karin! You've got to tell me how to transfer images. It would make my life so much easier! I've never tried that before. :D In my house its take it, leave it, or get yourself some cereal. LOL!!

Okio B Designs said...

Your menu board is perfect and I agree with what you wrote 100 percent!


Art Is Beauty said...

thanks Jeanine!! :)

The Southern Product Queen said...

Cute chalk board! This is a great post! I'm having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link Thanks for sharing!

Muddaritaville said...

What type and size of paint brush do you like to use when painting small detailed type like this?


Art Is Beauty said...

Jo, I just use a very fine script liner brush..They sell them at michaels and hobby lobby

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I't darling! I love a good chalkboard! Well done- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

LOVE your chalkboard! It's precious!
ps thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can

Bliss said...

Looks like good stuff, wonder what other folks snagged.


Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Have fun changing up the messages on your darling chalkboard! Love the awesomeness of the graphic. You've done a great job!

You should link up to The Graphics Fairy brag Monday!