Monday, September 17, 2012

Chalkboard Explanation

Okay, like I promised I'm going to explain how and what I did to make this awesome chalkboard.
Also the photo below is from my daughter's first day of school pictures.
To check out the post on that click here.

First off, this was another roadside find.
A few blocks from my house I found a table that was being thrown out.
The table had a unique top to it, but only one leg was attached.
The other 3 legs lay on the ground in a pitiful state.
I knew it was destiny.
I loaded everything up, even the legs, and drove home with many ideas rolling through my head.

I immediately knew I had NO desire to put the table back together.
I wanted to do something with the surface of the table, mainly.

So I removed the last remaining leg, and removed the backing of the table.
Still not quite sure what I was going to do with this!

Then it hit me!
Since I've been on a chalkboard painting high I knew this one was destined
 for the remainder of the chalkboard paint.
I sanded it all down, and painted the edge pink.
Leftover pink from a project I did 3 years ago.
I then painted the center with chalkboard paint. Three coats was sufficient!

Now that it's finished I've been able to use it a few times,
but I'm hoping that within the next few weeks I'll be able to hang it up in Cameron's room.
I think she would have so much fun being able to go draw crazy!

Thanks for stopping by
"Through Betsy's Looking Glass".

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  1. Hey betsy....did you know you can make your own chalkboard paint? Any color you want!

    1. Elise told me you did this!!!! I need to try. Someday we should get together and you can show me how.

  2. Looks perfect! As usual. : )

  3. Thanks Ashley! She's loving preschool.


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