Happy first day of Spring everyone!!! I hope yours is filled with sunshine!! Here, in my little town of Poulsbo the weather has been FAR from spring like...We have had snow on and off for the last two weeks...YIKES!!
Oh well...When the weather is crummy the thrifty go shopping. :)
And shopping I did....I have been looking for a mirror to transform into a chalkboard ever since last summer (Summer-Ahhh...I can almost feel the sun on my skin...) anyway I finally came across the perfect one at the GW for only $6.00...(Happy Dance).
It was painted this BRIGHT RED...and had flower stickers on it (which came off quite easily) and had the most lovely shape. So....
The first thing I did was cover the mirror with paper and painted the wood with KRYLON's Dual Paint plus Primer in Ivory (my new favorite spray paint...I used it on my bowling balls too...but that's another post :)
I gave it 3 or 4 light coats...can't remember for sure but you know the drill...several light coats is better than one thick one.
I let it dry for a about a week (because I never got back to it)...
Carefully taped the freshly painted wood and sprayed on the chalkboard paint...again doing several light coats.
I sanded the edges to let the red show through and...
Added the metal hose clamp to hold the jars for the chalk.....Which is really cool because you can change it's size to fit different
containers with a simple screw driver. :)
I used two different size jelly jars to hold my Chalk and my Chalk Pens.
I also added two cute little bird hooks that I got at World Market for only $1.50 each....What a deal!!!
The chalk markers are fun and bright but they need to be washed off and they do leave a mark, even after erased.
I haven't deiced where to hang it yet...or if I will sell it down at the space I'm considering leasing..(Shh don't tell anyone...I haven't deiced for sure yet...but it does sound like fun and you know I LOVE retail!!).
Anyway..know what else is fun???!?
And as usual, I will be linking up to many of them on my side bar. :)
HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!