Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Fling Link Party

spring fling party button kate

I linked over at Centsational Girl for the Spring Fling link party to show off my diy chalkboard.  I didn't take a before picture of what this looked like when I bought it at the thrift store, but imagine a foamboard poster with a navy blue plastic frame.  Ugly.  I took out the foam board and painted it with chalkboard paint and painted the frame Benjamin Moore's White Dove.  I really wanted a distressed frame but when I realized that the frame was actually plastic and not wood (much later after I had already bought it and brought it home), I had to come up with a different plan.  I bought Folk Art Antiquing Medium in Wooden Bucket and transformed this ugly frame into what looks like an antiqued wood.  Score!!  I also discovered Chalk Ink found at Michael's Arts and Crafts store.  It goes on like a marker and dries to a chalk.  Genius.

Happy Spring everyone!!!

1 comment:

  1. were one of the two posts above me, so I stopped by to say hi...and wonderfully suprised to see a fellow Virginian!
    Love your project....and can't wait to start following you more regularly!
    Laura (in Charlottesville)


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