I’ve been working like a crazy girl for the past three weeks on my May Market pile. I have got fewer pieces than I’ve had previously for a sale, but the ones I’ve chosen are way cooler, I think.
Big Daddy is also in agreement.
Today I wanted to share with you an odd little project that turned out so cute!
This is what I had to work with:
Like I said. Odd.
I got it for $1 at my SA. I am sure it was only a buck because they couldn’t fiigure out what to do with it either.
I have been looking at this weird piece of wood for weeks and trying to figure out what to do with it.
Then it hit me.
First I painted it with chalkboard paint.
Two coats of Rustoleum.
I love this paint. It works better and dries faster than any other brand that I’ve tried.
Next I dug through my stash of knobs but really wasn’t happy with any of the ones I had on hand.
Note to self:
Make a Hobby Lobby run.
Then I remembered something I saw on one of my favorite blogs
Christy is amazing and so is her lovely blog!! If you’ve never visited it, GO!
You can thank me later.
And you definatly will.
She did a post last week about a precious little vanity table she rescued and made over and she put these beautiful porcelain knobs on it that she found at Homegoods.
Well I do NOW!
And the price?
I carefully measured and marked for where I wanted my knobs to go.
and then I paced the kitchen floor waiting for Big Daddy to come down stairs and drill the holes for me.
He’s a very nice man! And puts up with all kinda CRAZY from me on days like today.
Next came the chalkboard part. I used the method where you print out what you want the chalkboard to say then flip the paper over and rub chalk ALL OVER the back of the paper.
Then, I very carefully centered the text on the board and traced it with a pen.
All that was left was to fill in the letters and clean up the chalk smudges.
Qtips are your friends
I did do a little light distressing all around the edges.
Pretty cute for $7!
I would probably change out the wording seasonally if it were up to me.
So what do you think?
Hope you are have a wonderful Sunday!