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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spray Paint Magic

Look at this beauty...

My friend Misti was selling it at her garage sale. I took it off her hands for a transformation.

Come along the journey from 80's southwest to antiqued and up to date. First I applied a primer over the whole thing. This is a good time to paint the frame too.
I painted it with a my favorite American Traditions cream color.
Next step I taped off the glass which is now a chalkboard surface from the frame.
Yes I had a little spot to touch up.
To finish it up I took some stain and rubbed the edges for an antiqued took. Misti has her kitchen cabinets glazed like the frame.

Viola... now she's got a great chalkboard! From Trash to Treasure... I've always wanted to say that.


15 comments:

Melanie said...

Great job. What color is the frame?

Frugal Jen said...

The frame is a cream color with a brown glaze to match her cabinets.

FalkFamily said...

I had no idea you could use chalkboard paint on glass. That is awesome - I'll look for an old picture at the thrift store.

Amy said...

Nice work girl

Aimee said...

That is so great! You are so talented! I finally took spray paint pictures of the flower pots I did. Now, to find the time to post them on my blog!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the cream with glaze!

Beth said...

Thanks for giving me another idea on how to use chalkboard paint!

Rebecca said...

awesome!!!!! i'm impressed! :)

pk said...

Love it! I didn't know you could use chalkboard paint on glass!
pk @ Room Remix

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great job! I love the antique glaze on the frame. Thanks for linking up, and I love the blog look!

Embellished Bayou said...

Looks fabulous! I love the way you painted the frame.

glam R baby said...

You ROCK GIRL!!! That is SOO gorgeous!! xoxo

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Oh yeah, love me some chalkboard and glaze! Looks fab :o)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is great! I actually have two pictures that are ready to be redone and this would be a great transformation for them. Did you spray right over the glass then?

Jane said...

I love this idea! Chalk Board paint is one of my favorite Diy projects...it's so darn easy isn't it? Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday...I can't wait to see more of your fabulous finds!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous