Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chalkboard Love


I have seen so many great chalkboards on blogs and have been so envious!  So, when I spotted this dresser mirror for only $5 I knew just what to do with it.

I know it's hard to focus on the mirror with all the mess in the photo, but trust me there is a mirror there :)

And it has these little finials shaped like globes that I knew would be perfect for stringing a banner from.

Aren't they cute?

So, I removed the glass, painted the backer board with chalkboard paint and painted the frame. This was going to hang in my dining area so I used my paint that was color-matched to my kitchen cabinets and then added a little glaze like on the cabinets. I can't decide if I should paint the globes, so for now they are in their original finish.

I made two bunting banners and a pumpkin wreath for a layered effect. And here she is - TADA! My very own chalkboard to decorate for every season or write notes or post menus....

(And yes, that is a unpainted patched spot on the wall. Just keeping it real!)

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  1. Unpainted patch spots, doesn't everyone have those? There are three behind me on the wall right now! They stand out a little here since this room is blue and the unpainted patch spot is white. We'll go with it adds character to the room. lol
    Your project is perfect! Love it love it love it! I keep trying to find the "right" place for a chalkboard/chalkboard paint project! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love you banner and wreath, I notice the patch spot, didnt bother me since I have a few myself. Thanks so much for stopping by and partying with Sunday's Best. Now following you.

  3. Really fun...and those finials are the perfect your banner! Glad someone else has those little paintless spots too :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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