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Monday, April 4, 2011

Chalkboard Re-do


I have been wanting to revamp a chalkboard from my childhood. 
I went to Wal-Mart, and to my surprise they had the chalkboard paint on CLEARANCE!!
So I was forced to buy it of course, and start my chalkboard re-do!

I started with my old chalkboard.
I painted several thin layers of the chalkboard paint onto the board.


The bottle said to apply 1 layer, let dry 1 hour and then apply another layer,
but I had a stubborn spot that wouldn't stay covered,
so I applied a lot more than 2 coats.

See the stubborn spot!!!
 
 I let it dry outside for most of the day,
and then over night inside.
Here is my final result:


I think that I am going to get some paint markers, and spruce it up a bit too.

This was so easy!  On a scale from 1-10 it was a 2
(just because of the stubborn spot).

Now to find a good spot to hang it..... 

UPDATE:

It is still not hung, but
I bought a paint marker, and went to town!!
It says "Just Chalkin, Maddi and Ella"

On a side note:  When Maddi was little and we would be playing with chalk, I would ask her what she was doing, and her answer was always, Just Chalkin :)


Letter C from the A to Z 30 day Challenge!

5 comments:

Thomasina said...

I love the new chalk board! Very creative, and it turned out very well. Nice job Tiffani!!

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.....please stop again when I am not in a 'downer' mood...usually I am more upbeat and fun. I read the 29 facts about you and you sound like a great mom, wife,daugher and DIL. Love how you found the paint on clearance...my kind of shopping.

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Beautiful Mommy Writer Award.
Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
~Deirdra

Kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're my kind of girl...Bon Jovi & Pink Sangria candles... oh yeah!
Have a great week!

A Hootie Hoot said...

Love the new chalkboard! I need to do something like that for my son.

Nice job!

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