How was your Thanksgiving weekend? 🙂 I had so much fun with my parents and family!
I am starting a very large organizing project this week; I hope to keep up the blog posts but if they are a little sporadic this week, then you know why. 😉
I’m working on a ton of DIY projects at the moment … like I don’t have enough to do already. 😉
I finished this one a few weeks back. Let me know what you think!
I bought this picture at Grammy’s Attic a few months back. I paid a whopping $5 for it. I was more interested in the frame and less interested in the picture.
Well the picture sat in the apartment for months. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I scoured Pinterest for ideas and decided to make a chalkboard. 🙂
I painted the frame in flat white. It took several coats as I didn’t prime it first. The flat white was nice but I wanted something different. I decided to try out an antiquing technique I saw online. I purchased the Martha Stewart glaze from Home Depot.
NOTE: The white paint took more of the glaze than I would have liked. Satin or Glossy paint finishes work best with glazing.
I also used this tutorial to make my own chalkboard paint.
Roughly 2 hours later, I had this masterpiece! 🙂
Here is a close up of the antique glaze once it had dried:
I don’t like the color of the chalkboard paint against the frame. I plan to either paint the frame red or paint over the chalkboard with a black version. What do you think I should do? 😉
I’m pretty sold on this antique stuff! I could glaze everything in the apartment!
Until next time…