A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Apr 21, 2016

Finally - A Project... A Chalkboard Project...

 Feels like it's been a long winter and I just haven't gotten to projects 
 like I've wanted.  But this week I pulled out this nifty find and got to work.  
It's a clipboard/easel type artist's board.  
Also perfect for holding papers in a seminar
 or drafters may use it - not sure of all it's uses.
I think I found it curbside - abandoned...

I figured it would make a great chalk board. 
 But believe it or not - this was my first time using chalkboard paint!  
I'm very behind... just didn't get to it before...

So after quickly measuring & marking on all sides - 
laying down some painters tape - and filling in with paint - 
it was pretty much done.  
Some of the board patina was a little 'yucky' for my taste - so...
 I gave the edges a quick coat of beeswax furniture oil to darken it...

And as always with chalkboard paint - remember to season the whole painted area by
coloring in solid with chalk - then wiping off - before actually using it.
And now we have this...
 (on brick)

Or this...(on lace)

With great little fingers to hold whatever your heart desires...
 (cause they are strong!) 

 Hello chalkboard friend.  
Thanks for getting me back in the project groove
and allowing me to play 'artist' with you a bit.

This board is available in my Etsy shop here
cause everyone needs a chalkboard (or 2 or 3...)!  
 Thanks for stopping by today!  ~Joyce
Linking to Home Sweet Home
and DIY Salvaged Junk


Betsy said...

What a great idea! I love how it turned out. Unfortunately I have NO wall space for it or I would snap it up right now!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Thanks Betsy! I'm happy with how it turned out :)

The Charm of Home said...

Very cute project! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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