Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chalkboard changes...

I was rereading The Nesting Place the other day.
In it, "the Nester", Myquillin Smith,  writes about things not having to be perfect to be beautiful.
She also writes about using things you already have in different places or in different ways
 instead of rushing out to buy more stuff.

She got me to thinking about how I wanted a "beefier" chalkboard for my dining room.
Here's a look at the one I used to have in there.
It was fine, but I wanted one with more substance.
In my home office I had the perfect one, a bit larger with a more substantial frame.
Having the nicer chalkboard in my home office,
 where no one saw it but my husband and I,  didn't make a lot of sense.

I hung the smaller chalkboard in my home office 
after filling the nail holes from the larger chalkboard and painting over them.
Since the frame on the larger chalkboard was a stark white,
 I did a quick brush of gray craft paint on the frame of the larger chalkboard.
When it was dry, I distressed it quite a bit with sandpaper,
 then I buffed it with some dark wax to give it an aged look.

It was a quick, easy and free project!
I'm glad I didn't go out and spend money on yet another chalkboard.

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  1. Just beautiful Elizabeth.. just beautiful!! Blessings!

  2. I like the way you finished the frame. Looks right at home there.

  3. Love it. I just got a chalkboard for my birthday and I love it. I also recently shopped my home for a new look for fall. It felt so good to make do with what I already had and it gave new life to both the rooms and the items!

    1. I need to challenge myself to use things I already have in new ways and different places more often!

  4. Love that idea Elizabeth!!! One of these days... I'm gonna do some simple cool things around here - LOL! Blessings on you & your day!

    1. There's a lot of fun things you can do without spending a lot of money, which is a blessing!

  5. Very nice. You are quiet artistic. If I had a chalkboard it wouldn't look that nice....I can't ever draw a stick person.


    1. Debbi, but you can write! Write your favorite verse!

  6. I love your 'new' chalkboard. You have such a way of making things just right for the spaces in your home. I don't have a chalkboard but I have a spot where I think I might add one.

  7. An eye-catcher. Very nice. Every time you look at it, God will speak to you. From heart to heart. The chalkboard is beautiful but I love the text so much more :)


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