Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dream Big

My grandson has come to visit.  I'm busy entertaining a 3 year old!  Not much painting getting done these days, but I did want to show you another chalkboard that I finished last week!  You'll remember that I made this menu board and followed it up with this chalkboard made from a vintage window frame.  

Well my husband occasionally brings home "treasures" for me to repurpose.  I've had this foot board in my garage for over a year so while I was in the chalkboard mode, I pulled it out.
He cut the feet off the ends and proceeded to paint it.  The center got two coats of chalkboard paint.

Then I painted the frame with two coats of ASCP Provence.  Have I mentioned that that's my favorite??

It needed some kind of quote for the top and I looked and looked before settling on this one.  I simply printed it out, traced it with carbon paper, then traced the image with a Sharpie marker.  

I topped it off with a coat of clear wax then hauled it off to the shop.

So was it a bold dream to transform a foot board into a blackboard?
I must have done something right.  It didn't last a week!

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Full Circle Creations said...

Love it! I love the saying too! Not a wonder it didn't last long!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great chalkboard that made, Cyndi! Love the color. I just ordered a sample size of Provence {and some Coco}. It always looks great in pictures so it's time I tried it out myself.

Sisters Treasures said...

That came out great. Very clever and congrats on selling it so quickly.