Tuesday, August 21, 2012

a(nother) DIY chalkboard

 
So here's one of the simplest DIY's you've ever seen. And by seen means you've probably seen it before, many times. But I wanted to share my experience with you in using chalkboard paint and spray paint.
 
Here's how it happened.
I picked up that beauty from Goodwill. With a $12.00 price tag, I thought it was a little pricey, but I just HAD to have it.
I would have loved to keep the aged gold, but it was just too aged. So a spray with white MATTE spray paint did the trick.
The back was covered with chalkboard SPRAY PAINT
No piece would be complete without a little distressing
And it's now hanging nicely on my wall, just waiting for little notes
 
Observations:
Matte paint or light gloss paint is always best. I did a coat with gloss white spray paint and it was just not cutting it. The flat matched the chalkboard better. Which bring me to my next point, I highly recommend REGULAR chalkboard paint. My local Lowe's only had the spray in stock so I gave it a try. It was messy and uneven. I'm sure once I have time to get my hands on some regular chalkboard paint I will paint over it.
 
Happy DIY'ing! Go make or get yourself a chalkboard. They make life better.
 
 
Oh and this little nugget in it's yellow perfectness has been very neglected in a Target bag waiting for your opinions, or for me to just make up my mind about returning it.
 
So here's the deets:
yellow (adorable)
small in size, probably couldn't hold everything
sturdy
$21.00
did I mention cute?
 
So what do you think? Does this satchel have a home? Or back to Target does it return?
 
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10 comments:

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I love that chalkboard! So adorable..perhaps I'll have to go thrifting with you sometime. You seem to find the cutest things!

and LOVE the bag; looks like the Cambridge Satchel..I say keep it. Sometimes it's good to have to have those bags that only hold the essentials :)

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Bethany Vaughan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just made a chalkboard for my best friend's dorm room! And yes, keep the bag!!
Xo, Bethany

Evon said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this chalkboard! Awesome frame and the matte white gives it such a cool funky look!


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Jennifer Leigh said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I definitely say keep the bag! It's awesome and great for fall!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

the bag is really awesome! and the chalkboard is sweet too!

AMY PALMER said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You guys are enablers, and I love it. Thanks for the sweet comments!

-Amy

Marlen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is suchhh a cute idea- i especially love the frame. it looks so chic! and i thin i'd keep the satchel- that color is going to be so perfect for fall. and it's only 20 bucks!

his little lady said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE the diy chalkboard! i really need to get on this, because the whole look is just adorable!
xo TJ

ceebee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so cute!! i did a diy chalkboard too, but i think i would rather have yours. love!

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