Sunday, April 14, 2013

Welcome Home Chalkboard

Welcoming, personal, alternative to a wreath. 


I'm always looking for objects to turn in to chalkboards. Love chalkboard paint.

Found this wooden tray while thrifting last Monday. Possibilities. 



Used CeCe Caldwell Simply White for the raised carved rim and Rust-oleum Chalkboard Paint for the centre (two coats - both paints, stir well before using). Remember that chalkboard paint dries quickly and is not easy to clean off hands or brushes so clean up right after using.



Waxed Satin Finish then Aging Wax - CeCe Caldwell.



Gave the chalkboard paint a good rub with white chalk. Wiped off with a soft cloth, added a hook.



Tapped in the little brass nails, bent one. Tried the finished chalkboard on the only wall space I could find in the house, I like the effect of the dark wax. (2 days later I just 'wiped' off the chalk paint that got on the back of the chalkboard with a damp cloth - who knew!)




Replaced my outdoor wreath.

Welcome Home.




Sharing with: Little Red House Mosaic Monday, Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Boogieboard Cottage, One More Time, Silver Pennies, USS Crafty, Creating My Way To Success, Alderberry Hill, A Blossoming Life, C.R.A.F.T, Homemakers on a Dime, Remnant Mid Century Monday, The Honeysuckle Bus Stop, A Living Space, Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, The Dedicated House, Knick of Time Tuesday, Dwellings - The Heart of Your Home, Cedar Hill Ranch, Creative Cain Cabin Budget Decorating, {Primp}, Southern Savvy Style, Saving 4 Six

25 comments:

  1. Joy - Love the chalkboard you did. Don't you love making something completely other than what the item was intended for? You did a great job on the paint and the wax finish. Love the effect it gave.

    Judy

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  2. What a fabulous project! The end result is beautiful and is the perfect replacement for a wreath. How creative :)

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  3. How creative...love it thank you so much for sharing at One More Time Events. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. What a great idea, it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  5. Neat idea. It looks great. Have a wonderful week:)

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  6. Lots of creativity for Mosaic Mon ~ Love the chalkboard ~ ^_^

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  7. I love all things chalkboard. Great job. Really love your idea.

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  8. Great idea for a chalkboard. Love the carving and the aging wax. You did such a beautiful job on it. Will the chalk paint wash off after it is waxed?
    Thanks for sharing you idea.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  9. Love your cute little round chalkboard! I love the frame on it!!

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  10. Love it! I would have never known or been able to tell what it started out as! Love the idea of a chalkboard at the front door...found a cute one at a thrift store the other day, now I think I have an idea for where to put it!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  11. Just think you could write anything there for visitors - even personalize the message. Great idea!

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  12. Your newest chalkboard looks great never would have thought of using a wooden tray.

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  13. I love this cute chalkboard...:)
    Over from Honeysuckle

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  14. So cute! What a perfect makeover for that old tray. And I love the idea of using it in place of a wreath. Have a great week!

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  15. This is so cute and I love it instead of a wreath!

    hugs, Linda

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  16. Such a great idea, love your chalk board! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  17. This is fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  18. That's a great idea - I really like the look.

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  19. Sorry I haven't visited in a while. I've missed everybody and their great ideas! Once again, I read your blog and feel inspired!! What a good idea. thanks. Joan

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  20. How cute! You see this with silver trays a lot, but so smart with the wood too! You have a great eye for how things will look! Love it!
    Karen

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  21. I love how this came out! Your choice of painting the frame white with a blackboard in the middle really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing this tutorial over at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  22. I agree it is better than a wreath. So darn clever. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

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  23. Thank you for telling u show you did this!! My Amber loves chalk paint - I may have to borrow some of hers!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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