Sunday, October 30, 2011

Swanky Chalkboard

I've been busy with some mini-mets using my auction and flea market finds from last week.  I bought this ridiculously cool frame for $15 at the flea market. The nice lady who sold it to me said she'd had her husband cut the plywood for the frame so it would have a backing.  That suited me because it couldn't be any easier to turn this thing into a swanky chalkboard!

I didn't love the very dull gold color, so I thought I would try gold leaf on it, a la Miss Mustard Seed, but when I went to Michael's for supplies I found this Glorious Gold Metallic Paint and decided to give that a whirl instead. I think it turned out really well.  Not as fancy as gold leaf, but it suits me just fine and was a whole lot less expense and effort.  This pic really shows the beautiful color I got with the paint:

Ooooh, shiny!  I think the results are pretty awesome.  And in honor of Halloween I added a little artwork.

I'm excited to play around with this as part of my dining room decor. I see endless possibilities!

If you follow my blog you will note that my Dad was able to fix my candelabra issue, just as predicted!

Happy Halloween and Happy Met Monday!  May your trick-or-treaters leave behind all your favorites in the bottom of the bowl!



Mel said...

It's gorgeous. The finish is beautiful and making it a chalkboard was a perfect choice.

You knew your dad would come through for ya.

Happy Halloween

debbie-- said...

Love your chalkboard, it's beautiful!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

This is such a great chalk board! Looks fabulous! Found you over at Sunday Showcase a new follower.

Rachel :)

All That Glitters said...

How cool!!! I love it! It's nice a chunky, too!

Alittlefrenchloven said...

Love your beautiful chalkboard! Can't ever get my hands on one at Goodwill. I'm your newest follower!

Cottage and Broome said...

A great find for $15.00, I love how you made it over in the beautiful chalk board. Thanks for sharing, Laura Cottage and Broome

Dawn@Making Home said...

I have been wanting to do a project like this for a while . Beautiful job. Found you via BNOTP and now a new follower!

Kay Ellen said...

A very pretty chalkboard!

Happy Halloween and Dreaming under the table..

Stop by for a slice of pie!!

Kay Ellen

Elle and Lou said...

Swanky indeed! Looks sensational.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful finish on the chalkboard! Love the pumpkin on the candlestick, too! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Lisa @ akawest said...

It's (everything) gorgeous! I knew your dad would be able to help.

Steph said...

So swanky! That looks awesome.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it, the swankiest chalkboard yet! Happy Halloween


Sara said...

Love it! What a great idea - and a great price. How handy for writing party menus, birthday messages, etc. Might need to steal this one :-)


Inspired by you said...

Love that frame. Chalkboard looks great!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful. The frame is gorgeous and works so well with the chalkboard. I would love for you to add this to my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really be inspired. Hope to see you there.
carolyn - homework

smashinbeauty said...

That is an excellent idea :D

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love this look. I know most folks go for the white, and I do love it, too. But sometimes you just can't beat a touch of gold for the bling
factor. Gorgeous!

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