Sunday, April 25, 2010

I can't get enough of Chalkboard Paint!

Last week I found these goodies while thrifting. The two matching square picture frames were $1.20 each and the ceramic tray (minus the painters tape-I forgot to take a real "before" picture) was $2.20. All three items were in excellent condition and didn't need to be altered to look nice BUT I had some leftover Chalkboard spray paint that I couldn't ignore.

I painted the tray and decided to display my newest chalkboard in the downstairs bathroom. It turned out well and works great! The paint chips off only if you pick at it {which I discovered when trying to remove a piece of dog hair that got stuck to it while the paint was drying}. While I was re-accessorizing the bathroom I pulled an unused shadow box out of the basement and pinned my Siesta Key sand-dollars inside of it.

If you thought that project ended the chalkboard madness think again. I also painted the two matching picture frames. Then I found some beige linen fabric and attached it to the backing of the picture frames with spray glue. I did iron the fabric but because it's linen it still looks quite wrinkled. I am okay with that since I am going with the beach theme and it just makes them looked "weathered". Keeping with the beach theme I used my glue gun and attached some pretty seashells to the fabric. I love how my new art looks! The best thing about it is that at any time I can easily change what is in the frame.

Total cost of all projects was $8.10 which includes the three thrift store items, a roll of hemp string to hang the frames and a wooden plate stand to display the tray . I already had the shadow box, linen fabric, seashells, sand-dollars and chalkboard paint.

Post note: I was playing around with a new flash for our camera and don't think the pictures turned out great. Guess I need to practice some more with it before I do another post.

~Momma to Bug n' Bear~



Carry Grace said...

Look at you being all crafty! Everything turned out great, I really like the tray.

Meredith said...

The Queen of Chalkboard Spray Paint! Hooray!
:) Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

Tisha said...

i love it! now i want some chalkboard paint!