I also wrote that "I see a chalkboard project on the horizon"... I LOVE that chalkboard!
I like the distressed finish, but most of all I love the shape. Unfortunately, I have no place in my kitchen for one that big. However, that is the beauty of inspiration ...taking something you like and making it work for your own circumstances.
I wanted my chalkboard to hang on the side of my refrigerator the faces out into the eat-in area of the kitchen. Thus I needed a frame that was proportionally sized and lightweight enough to be supported by one of those Command stick-on hooks.
I stumbled on this lovely vintage frame in an antique store and it was the perfect size and shape...not to mention those pretty floral and scroll details. I was happy to find out it was marked at $20. I already had all the other supplies I needed for the project, so I was willing to spend the $20 on the frame since it was exactly what I was looking for.
The chalkboard paint I had on hand was the Rust-oleum Chalk Board Spray Paint...a perfect choice since it works on glass. All I had to do was remove the glass from the frame, give it a few coats of the Rust-oleum, let it dry for 24 hours and...voila ...instant chalkboard.
For the frame color, I was inspired by the finish on my recently acquired vintage wooden caddy.
Love that aqua/green color!
After a paint job ( just mixing colors I had on hand) and some distressing...here is the finished product:
So if you love something you see in a magazine and you can't have it exactly "as-is"don't just forget about it-- use it as inspiration to make something uniquely your own.
Today I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for her Metamorphosis Monday Blog Party!
Thanks for stopping by...