To thank you for your friendship over the past year, I've got a special antique piece to give away today. But first, here's a project that I whipped up over the past few days.
I think chalkboard paint is the best invention! I love that you can turn anything into a chalk board. So when I found these rather ugly pieces at an antique mall recently, I decided to give them new life.
I started by taping off the border of the trays. I used a spray primer to prep them for paining, then gave them three coats of chalkboard paint.
Then, as you know, you have to prime the paint by rubbing chalk all over it.
When you rub the chalk off, you've got a great chalkboard finish ready for use.
I can't decide if I'll punch holes in the tray to add a wire hanger or use a plate hanger to allow them to hang on the wall.
What do you think?
And now for the give away!
I LOVE old ironstone. I love the color, the patina, the chips and cracks that come with a vintage piece. It's got such character. There's something to be said for a 100-year-old piece that survives a trip across the ocean!
That's what I love about this one! This is an antique English ironstone pudding mold. There's a swirly fish at the bottom. I just love the detail!
In true antique style, this one comes with crazing, cracks, and stains. But I embrace those like I embrace my gray hair and wrinkles! They're proof of a life well lived.
I've selected this beauty from my personal collection to give to one of my readers as a way to say thank you for making my first year such a pleasant one!
To enter, leave a comment and let me know your favorite project that I've written about this year.
I'll use a random number generator to select the winner. Deadline to enter is midnight Monday, January 14. Open to residents of the US, age 18 and over!
Thanks again for your friendship!