Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Antique Chalkboard!

OK, So I have joined my first MckLinky Blog Party/Contest over at Shanty2Chic!

It's was not really Shanty when I started out but it sure looks Chic now!

The only rule is you must have used a Rust-Oleum product.
Well this project started out as a Christmas present, but well I think I have decided to keep it!
Sorry Momma !
I purchased the mirror at Hobby Lobby, it was regularly $19.99 and I of course got it
for 50% off!

Chalk Board Paint

Heirloom White
Black Craft Paint
Sponge Brush
Sand Paper

The funny thing about the Heirloom White is that I here Whitney and Ashley speak of it all the time and when I headed to the shed to see what kind of off-white spray paint I had,
it was just sitting right there, never been used, and calling my name!

I always, I mean ALWAYS have black chalk board paint!

1st ~I unscrewed the back (those were the tiniest screws ever!)

2nd~I spray painted it a few times to get the coverage I wanted.

3rd~ Spray painted the mirror a few times, being careful not to leave "lines".

4th~ used my sanding block and went over the raised edges. Some of the black that was on the frame to began with came though.

5th~ dry brushed the black craft paint on with a sponge brush

6th~ put it all back together and wrote a Cheerful Christmas message for my bathroom!

Thank you all for checking out my Antique Chalkboard made with love and a little help from Rust-Oleum!

Ok, so I always want to look at the positive side of things on this blog but I have to warn all of you or possible get your advise if you know otherwise. I purchased Bistro Chalk Markers ( & paid full price), they have ruined all of my chalk board (even the one above)! The last message I wrote is still showing through. I have used water, 409, and even put one in the dishwasher, HELP!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Here is the after that I promised!

I'm not sure that Zebra's and Snowmen co-exist in nature, but they look good in my house!

I love the simple look of the off white and green!

And the stockings were hung.

Don't worry all of the cords will be hide by the presents.

More pictures to come!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Santa Baby

Ok, Ok, I know I said I was going to blog every day, but I have just been exhausted.
I hope to get some more Christmas pictures up in the next few days
(believe me I will have so many you will not notice I skipped a few days)!
Here is a picture of my new Santa picture.

I really wanted on and gave myself a budget of $40 or maybe $50 if I loved it. So I went to Kirkland’s and fount the one I wanted for $60. I came home and have not been able to stop thinking about it, so I went online and signed up for their e-mail list to see if I could get a coupon and just like that 20% off. So I went back and purchased the last one. Tax and all $51.12!
I know I will be able to keep this print for years to come!!!!