Thursday, January 20, 2011

Whimsical chic chalkboards.....

A while back a friend of mine gave me a vintage cabinet that is something like a modular home.  It comes apart and can be put back together again.  She gave it to me apart not knowing if all of the pieces were still there.  I put it together and painted it.


The inner shelves were missing, so I would have to buy wood to make new ones.  The doors were crooked and wouldn't shut right.Plus the entire piece was wobbly.   Needless to say, I just wasn't happy with it at all.  It has sat in my kitchen since December.  I have hemmed and hawed what to do with this.  I even considered turning it into firewood because of the frustration it is causing me....

Then the lightbulb turned on.  Pull it apart and use the pieces!  Today I am sharing what I have done with the two doors......

First I re-painted the inner black with Krylon chalkboard paint.  I gave each of them two coats allowing them to dry an hour in between.



I didn't really like the color I originally painted them, so I chose two new colors for each. A very pale aqua blue and a celery green.

I distressed the frames of both.....



When using chalkboard paint, you want to cure the entire area by rubbing the side of the chalk all over.



Wipe clean and go to town with your new piece of wall art!







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Have a great day!

Lisa

13 comments:

  1. Genius idea and WAY better than fire wood!

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  2. those look awesome! i BIG HEART chalkboard paint. i wonder if it will be my valentine?

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  3. Nice...so glad you didn't burn them!

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  4. Those are totally awesome...great job...good thing you didn't throw them away...
    Have a Blessed day
    Tonja

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  5. Really cute!
    Good thing you didn't get rid of them!

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  6. Now I see how your creative mind works. If not instantly inspired, you 'live' with the piece until you have a clear vision of what you want to do with it! Love your message boards!

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  7. This is fabulous!!!
    Thank you for the tips on the chandi's, who would of thought Target :)

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  8. Love these. What a great idea.
    ~Heidi

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  9. Great idea Lisa and they look so good! So glad you didn't burn them :0)

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  10. Nice. I want the other half. :)

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  11. whatcha gonna do with the rest of it?

    Love the doors!

    xo
    ~Kolein

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  12. How fun! I'm so glad they didn't make it to the burn pile. Aren't you? ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm glad you were able to make something beautiful out of it instead of turning it into firewood. You didn't give up.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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