Sunday, May 1, 2016

Trash to treasure: old wall picture to chalk board

I sadly did it again & failed to take a picture of this chalkboard before I started painting it! I may have one somewhere, if I find, I will post. Anyway, this was an OLD, RATTY wall hanging. The frame was dingy, cracked, dirty etc. It had in it an old map which was just haphazardly placed there! I first washed the whole thing good. I then sanded it & washed again. Then, I filled the cracks with calking, let dry & sanded it again. I then taped the frame part off & painted 2 coats on the glass with black chalkboard paint. Then when that was dry, I taped the chalkboard part off & painted the frame an oat/creamcolor with the chalk paint. When that was dry, I painted with a dry brush just over some areas (brushed) a metallic gold. Here is the finished project which I plan to use in my kitchen in my new beach home!

After chalk paint, before frame is painted:

Finished & ready to go on my kitchen wall! :)

Trash to treasure

Grungy, tacky mirror made into a cute beachy mirror! Also, a VERY old, cracked, wall hanging that had an old map in it. I decided to make it into a chalkboard for my kitchen!

The beach mirror originally had a gold frame & was very tacky! Instead of tossing it, I mixes a bit of grey acrylic paint with some oat chalk paint. I put 2 coats on the frame (after taping the mirror part with painting tape). I then distressed the painted part in various parts. I then put a layer of wax paint over it to set. Wallah! Here it is:

This looked fantastic when I peeled the painting tape off! From tacky to beachy! :)

Plain vase to shabby chic vase

I took a plain turquoise vase that I thought was ho-hum & painted it & made it shabby chic! I mixed turquoise, grey acrylic paint & added some oat chalk paint. I painted the entire vase & let dry. Then I printed a graphic I thought would look nice & decoupaged over the top! Sadly, another example I didn't take a picture of before. Very happy with the results! I think I'm going to use it to put cooking utensils in!

New Life for an old stool

I took this dirty, cobweb filled, paint-peeling, grungy stool & washed it good! I then sanded it down, gave it a coat of paint & let it dry. I then put another coat of a different color as a wash it & let this coat dry. I then decoupaged a graphic I found on the internet over the top. Wallah! This is the before & after ~