10.18.2009

Chalkboard a la rustique

Remember this post when I made over some cabinet doors with no middles that I picked up el cheapo at the ReStore?  I also got two other pieces....today you get to see the fabulousness I wreaked on one of those others.  (The third is part of my dining room reveal which I will continue to tease you about until I post it hopefully this week....) Edited: Here's that reveal, and the 'peace' sign shown there was the third piece...it was a drawer front in a former life.

Here's the before, cement crack and all.


And here's the after, poor lighting and all:



Basically spraypainted the white on, sanded the edges, then taped off the white and used chalkboard spraypaint on the insets.  Except it kept crackling in the corners.  So I kept sanding and repainting until I got tired of that song and dance and went with it.


See the 'rustique' part along the edged?  Works for me.  Hangs over my 'puter desk so I can leave myself inspirational messages such as 'do laundry' or 'cook dinner'.  Tomorrow it might say 'eat chocolate', because that is very inspirational to me.

This is an el cheapo and easy craft to make as gifts, so I'm linking it to
Just a Girl's I Can Make That Party!

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16 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cindy, all of you bloggers who keep doing the spraypaint thing with chalkboard paint are making me really, REALLY want to try my hand at this. Yours is very cute, and I like the fact that it hangs over your desk.

Happy Met Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Nope, the edge doesn't bother me a bit! :) Great project!

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute! I love all of the chalkboard projects. Your is awesome! :)

Roeshel

Jamie said...

What a great idea, this would look so cute over my daughters desk....Have to take a trip to ReStore, to see if they have any goodies. Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Take care!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a good job. I am one of the few left in blogland that has not made a chalkboard yet.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Chalkboard paint is a great invention! That looks great and hanging it over your desk is a good way to use it!

Manuela

Flat Creek Farm said...

I still haven't tried chalkboard paint yet (gasp!). But I want to. Soon. I love your project ~ thanks for sharing! -Tammy

{ L } said...

This is such a unique chalkboard. I want one just like it! ;) Great job!

Happy Met Monday!

Linda Q said...

Great project, don't we all love chalk board paint?!!
Linda Q

Jane said...

I have been looking for something that would function as a headboard. Love the way that looks. Hmmm...

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

This is great!

Linda said...

Love the look...thanks soooo much for sharing it with us! I just found out about the Re-Stores...checked it out and I have one a few miles from my house...can't believe I didn't know about them. Hope you have a FUN day!

Blessings,
Linda

Katie said...

Love it! Thanks for the idea.

Astrid said...

Awesome! I just made a chalkboard from an old cabinet door. Fun, fun, fun!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Too cute!

m ^..^

Chris said...

I've got to start looking into cabinet doors! These were awesome!

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