I’m still laying off painting bigger pieces of furniture as of late. I’m just trying to recharge my creative batteries. No big deal at all. Vintage Market Days or no Vintage Market days, I never want to feel like a one woman assembly line.
Get where I’m coming from?
So that’s where I drew my line in the sand. Smart. If you asked me :). It kept me excited and productive without the pressure and monotony. So, to pacify my need to be creative, albeit on a small scale I’ve been doing a few quick (er), but still rewarding and relaxing projects.
I make “My Rounds” as I call it, about once every two weeks. This means that I hit all my usual thrift stores in from downtown Asheville to Fletcher. I still have a hoard of big furniture you would not believe out in The Hell Hole so that was not at all what I was looking for that. I was slap out of chalkboards down at my shop so I kept my eyes open for inexpensive, thicker, good sized frames that I could easily turn in to chalkboards.
I found three, at $3 each!
You may also notice the new dresser in our living room. This beautiful oak piece was a Facebook Marketplace score! I had every intention of painting it and taking it with me to VMD’s until Big Daddy got a load of it and fell in love. I am enjoying it here in our living room but I’ve already started to prep him for its departure.
All I did to make this chalkboard was take the glass out of the frame and paint the glass with three coats of Rustoleum Chalkboard paint. The trick is to paint thin coats of the paint and let it dry completely between coats.
I usually do two to three at the time when I’m in Chalkboard Mode. It’s not at all hard, just time consuming. So if I do several it makes it more worth the dry time.
I used the last few brushfuls that was in my can of General Finishes Antique White on the frame . I painted the frame completely and allowed it to dry. Once it was dry I sanded the whole frame with medium grit sand paper until quite a bit of the dark wood frame would show through. I chose the sentiment based on it’s current popularity and the fact that Big Daddy and I had rather be HOME than any other place on this Earth.
We love it here 🙂
Chalkboard making is hard work for a little man. Wherever Mamma goes…… Emmitt goes 🙂
Have a great week,
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