Friday, May 8, 2009

Chalkboard paint project (thrift store rehab)

I scrambled to get my project done for Chrissie's Chalkboard Paint Party. And I do mean scrambled. Our weather has been really ugly lately, so I haven't been able to get outside to paint.

I had found this really blah plaque at the Goodwill.



It was simply a matter of peeling off the paper that was glued to the front, sanding off all the sticky residue and painting.



Eh, I'm not too thrilled with how it turned out. It looked much better in my mind's eye. That seems to happen a lot! I'll probably rehab this rehab eventually.



If you want to join the party, visit Chrissie's blog and see what cute projects all of these other creative gals have come up with. Mine really pales in comparison. I just don't have the knack for this one. But I had fun!

20 comments:

Jessica said...

It turned ot really cute. I need a chalkboard something now!

Tammy said...

I think it looks great! Awesome rehab. Gotta love that chalkboard paint.

sara's art house said...

I think it is cute and you will be able to change up the quote when you feel like it too!

Candy Allen said...

Oh, it's darn cute! Great job on the rehab!
Candy
AKA Junk Sophisticate

Jess said...

It's cute! It reminds me of a lot of the chalkboards you see in French or Tuscany-themed kitchens.

Chrissie Grace said...

It is cute and it looks great where you have it. I love that little area, so cozy!:)
Thanks again for playing...
xo
Chrissie

Amy said...

I like how you turned that plaque into a chalkboard. Have you seen the really awesome chalk markers yet. They come in beautiful colors. They are permanent until you wash with water. In other words, they don't rub off, but will wash off.

Shannon said...

That is so cute! You can never have too many chalkboards. :)

Gwen said...

Oh, I think that's really cute!

Liz said...

Looks great!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I think it looks great! I do understand that "mind's eye" thing thought! Have a fabulous day. I'm lovin' your blog.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I laughed out loud at your comment about trying to make a Teesha Moore doll. However, then I scrolled down to see all those AMAZING collages you have made in the past and am VERY Impressed!!!
And thanks for showing us your craft room. 99% of us have craft rooms that look exactly the same. That's the mark of a true crafter. : )

Sweet Simplicity said...

I like it! I think it turned out great!

Ter said...

hi i clicked on you from shannon's blog and took a little peek throughout your blog, hope that's ok! Anyway looks like you have alot of nifty craft ideas and bargain hunting! It made me get all giddy thinking about yardsale season! (which usually starts around the long weekend here, depending on weather!)

exciting!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh I think it's really cute! You did a great job on it, and I LOVE the sweet green ribbon you hung it from! Maybe it will grow on you, but if not, I could just give you my address...hehe! :) (That was a joke, I promise!) But anyway, I hope you are having a good week! :) Take care!

Merrie said...

It's nice! The green ribbon looks good with it. You can always change it or add to it if you're still not happy with it later, after you've had more time to think about it.

Little Lovables said...

I think it turned out cute! Maybe you can hang it from a cool knob of some sort instead of a nail to dress it up!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I think it turned out so cute! I love remaking things from Goodwill...gives me such a sense of "cheating" the expensive stores! :)
Carrie

AJ said...

I like your rehab:) But I do understand the feeling of wanting to rehab your own rehab. It happens to me all the time;) I think I'll head to Goodwill this afternoon and see what I can find. It's been waaayyy too long. I haven't had a project in months!!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

What a great idea! i'll be on the lookout for something like this at my local Goodwill store.

Love your little pet button too. So true!