8/19/09

CHALK BOARD ANYONE? [Trash To Treasures Transformation]

So I am FINALLY posting one, really two, of the projects I've been working on. I've seen these done before & I JUST had to join in on the fun! Chalkboard paint is my new best friend. I found these two old gems at Yard Sales :



Well with a little Chalkboard paint I made the white frame into this :
I loved the white frame & couldn't bring myself to paint it.

With a little Chalkboard paint, some PURPLE paint, & sand paper to ruff & antique it up, I made the tray into this :


LOVE the ruffed up look:) I was SANDPAPERING it up tonight! WHOOP
[not sure why it looks brown in this pic]
Its new home!

I've got TONS more projects postings to come:) INCLUDING my new kitchen Table! EEK! Stay tuned!
I'm participating in DIY day @ ASPTL & TT @ SCC
DIY Day @ ASPTL


P.s Check out the YUMMY TUMMY recipe below!!!

26 comments:

kirstin & jordan said...

I LOVE chalkboard paint... these projects are fantastic!

Jenn said...

LOVE that white frame! (And I love that you turned "Sandpaper" into a verb! LOL!)

Great job!

Sheri said...

I have that tray just hanging out! Thanks for the idea on what to do with it!!!

jennifer said...

The picture looks SO much better as a chalkboard. The round frame needed something new!

Your tray chalkboard was a cool idea too.

Shelley said...

I've been wanting to do that too! Good eye with the "trash" finding; I'd have walked right past those babies.

Cheri Peoples said...

It looks great. I got some chalkboard paint and need to figure out what I want to use it on.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Kara said...

Ahhh, cute! I love that you use your decor sparingly but still prettily - nothing looks too cluttered. Might steal your chalkboard paint idea soon!!

I'm following your blog now so I can steal more cute & crafty ideas :)

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Chalk boards always rock! That round frame is to DIE for! Love that!

Shannon said...

Your blog is SO cute! Not sure if you know me, I am one of Audrey's friends. Just wanted to say congrats on getting married. Isn't it great!

Maggie Elizabeth said...

I love it! I bought me a silver tray that I am going to paint the center with chalk paint!!
www.maggielizabeth.blogspot.com

Jane said...

Your projects turned out great. I have an oval frame that is crying out for a redo and I think I will follow your lead and turn it into a chalkboard. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Don't you love that look with chalkboard paint! I bought my paint, now I just need to get busy! You did a great job!

Crystal said...

I can't wait to see your upcoming projects!

I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

KAtie, First and foremost, you are just the most adorable thing! Precious with a megawatt smile. OK, now for the thrifty finds.... LOVE those chalkboards. I am so addicted to them. And I love that you made something hohum, ho-hot! Great finds my friend!Thanks for linking up this week!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Kirby3131 said...

Awesome!! I love chalkboard paint as well, but I still have a hard time painting over things - you are so BRAVE!

Wendy said...

The tray looks great! And I love the oval one :)

stefanie said...

super cute!!!

Sue said...

Cute job on the chalkboard re-dos, Katie. I like the purple color on the tray. It's the perfect size for the tabletop, too.
:-) Sue

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Cute! Great job!

abeachcottage said...

gotta love a chalkboard!

love your thrifty finds

Saran

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahhh cute.
love
Alison
x

Monica said...

Love it! cute blog!I'm now a follower!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Great finds!

Carrie said...

I love it! I'm a sucker for anything chalkboard!

melissa said...

I'm in love with that oval one, and I've never thought of a tray as a chalkboard~you get double points! :)

Small House said...

Love the oval chalkboard. And I could kick myself, I had that very same picture way back in 1986 when I was first married and the home interior parties were all that. How fun!
Sandra