Archive for September, 2013

DIY picture frame chalkboard

A friend gave me a picture frame a while back and the back of it where the stand is was starting to detach, she figured I’d find something to do with it and …… I did!
So first I spray-painted the glass that it came with with chalkboard spray paint from lowes. I was so excited to hurry up and use it I didn’t give it enough time to dry properly so it was kind of hard to write on. This is how it looked

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It’s the same one you may have seen on the pallet table we made.
I was getting frustrated it didn’t write very well so I took the glass out and sprayed it again in the other side. A couple coats with drying in between. Then 2 days later I “seasoned” the chalkboard by rolling chalk in one direction over the whole thing then rubbing chalk over the whole thing the other direction.
I liked the frame but decided I wanted to paint it a different color to go with my decor better.

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I don’t know if I will be keeping it in this spot because I want to make a much larger one to go on the wall behind the table but for now this will do 👌

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Skinny wall table

So far a while now I’ve been wanting a table to fill a blank spot against a wall that connects the dining area to the living room. I need to be able to put up more pictures around the house without just putting them on the walls.
What better place to go than to Pinterest for some ideas 😉. I found one I liked a lot but when clicking on the post it wouldn’t take me anywhere. Which was ok my handy hubby doesn’t need instructions.
This is how it began:

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This was the inspiration, to whomever the original table was posted by: thank you for the idea lol.
Time to get started

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In case your wondering….YES I do actually help. All my projects I see in my head exactly how I want them to look so I need to be 100% involved to make sure it goes accordingly. 😀

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It never gets old writing “love you” notes to hub. 💕

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Of course a helper is necessary 👧🔨

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Got the base in place

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Almost done….

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We decided to have it professionally stained

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And into the house it goes. This is a temporary set up until I get some pictures I want on it. Until then…..

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