Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Late To The Party

Yes, I know it's been done, probably a million times on blogs before me.  I'm joining the party a little late on this one.   But it didn't really occur to me to make something with the chalkboard paint until I saw Janet's post  where she said she made her own chalkboard/menu boards.  After reading that she made her own chalkboards and used them for menus I had it in my head that I absolutely HAD to have one too. 

So the search began.

And ended shortly after it started when I visited my brother who is doing a complete gut job renovation on an old house in DC.  I stopped by to see the house and As I was leaving I complimented him on a old mirror that was leaning against a wall on his front stoop. It had been in the house for a very long time! He said I could have it.  I knew it was "the one" I had been searching for the moment I laid eyes on it.

I love the details in the frame.

I covered the frame and a little bit of the mirror with tape and newspaper. I thought it would be interesting to have a little reflective border by leaving some of the mirror showing.

Sprayed a few coats of  chalkboard paint.

Then hung it up in the kitchen. 

 It's a hit!

Believe it or not that's artwork!


the gardener's cottage said...

hi julie.

love this chalkboard and i do think it's art otherwise what's in the 3 rubbermaid tubs in my basement?


i know i know. i'll get to it.

Anonymous said...

Too funny because I have a can of chalkboard paint to do something very similar. I can't wait to get it done and posted!

Robyn said...

Great find! I have a frame sitting in my garage that I just haven't had time to make into a chalkboard for the pantry door. Now seeing yours I just have to get this done!

Robyn said...

THAT chalboard is absolutely FABULOUS! I love the itty bit of mirror showing, AWESOME idea! I'm your newest follower and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

pve design said...

You must know "Brooklyn Limestone" - she painted an inside of a cupboard with chalkboard paint....which is so write down lists, or your chalkboard with the silver lining!
Happy Autumn weekend.