Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Finally Joined the Cool Kids Club!

I finally joined the cool kids club!  What club am I talking about?  I finally made my own chalkboard!  I am so excited!  Up until this afternoon I was the geek hanging out in the corner by myself!


Here it is!  Love it!!

I started with this nasty mirror that I found at a garage sale for $2.
I am trying to get away from painting everything in my house black so I settled for green.


It ended up being way too green for my liking so I used black craft paint to glaze it.
When I asked my husband what he thought he said it looked dirty and old...mission accomplished!

I used chalkboard spray paint and followed the directions completely, kind of.  I sprayed the mirror with 3 coats of paint and let it dry for 20 hours, not the recommended 24 hours.  I couldn't find any chalk in the house, how can you have a chalkboard with no chalk?!?!  So I settled on using sidewalk chalk to break-in the chalkboard according to the directions.

Maybe not the best idea...see all the little scratches?  They aren't very noticeable and I was too excited to redo it and wait another 24 hours!
I put the mirror back in the frame and used hot glue to secure it.


I can't wait to use it!  I think I will write down important reminders or list the menu for the night!  I need to add a few more things on the wall to spruce it up, but this wall is on its way to being done!

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16 comments:

De Javu Crafts said...

yay...congrats..i have one, and i love it! come link up to my party
dejavucrafts.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Yeah for you!!

Jenglamgirl said...

LURRRRVE IT, AND the color of the frame. Hope your weekend and your time with the hubs is and was FAB. hugs, JEN

Mrs. Fine said...

Ah, you were already cool in my class! ;) The mirror refurb looks great...can't wait to see pictures of it 'in use'. :-)

Kristin said...

Very cute Kenzie! I've had a frame all ready to try a chalkboard in, but no inner piece. Been debating on spray vs. roll on paint, but I think you've just convinced me... Love the green frame too!

The Teacher's Wife said...

Very cute!
Love the color!

Kristin said...

Love it! I need something like that in my kitchen!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Precious! What color green is that? I love it! I love the glaze!

Sarah said...

I've always wanted to try this! You might be just the inspiration I need :). I love how the green paint and black glaze turned out, too!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Looks GREAT! Thanks for sharing your project at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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Madigan at madiganmade said...

LOVE the color you chose for the frame!

Its So Very Cheri said...

If you used the DecoArt Chalkboard paint you could enter this in the DIYClubinc.com competition next month.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

oops-I am here from Tatertots and Jenn's party

Cheri

Kristin Renee' Wynegar said...

This is super cute! I really want to make one for my kitchen for little reminders on things that I need to buy... I always forget something! hah thanks for the idea! Hope to hear from you soon!!

Cara said...

I just joined the chalkboard club too! I love the green frame on yours. I didn't have the patience to wait 24 hours either (and I only did 2 coats!). Thinking about ordering some chalk ink markers for my board...have you seen those?

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