Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chalkboard for my sewing room

I had seen my sister’s chalkboard for her sewing room and have had chalkboard envy ever since.  I made one for my office, but still hadn’t made one for my sewing room.  Until now…it finished it today!

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Don’t laugh at my artwork!

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I found the frame in the 80% off aisle at Hobby Lobby…it was a custom frame, only cost me $7.50!  I usually buy frames at Goodwill or other thrift stores, but this one was perfect!

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I used about four shades of ocean blue (shocking choice huh? Seems like I am painting everything this color!)

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Tomorrow it will be hung in my sewing room and I hope to use it to list my To Dos.  I am a list maker, so it will be great to keep track of what I need to make and cross it off the list when it is done!

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I distressed the frame a bit, but not much.  At first I used Martha Stewart chalkboard paint, but it was too glossy….I used several coats and followed the directions, but it was too glossy to hold the chalk. So I went back to the cheap chalkboard paint and used the same type of board and it worked great!  Not sure what I did wrong, but anyway…live and learn!

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I am linking to these great parties!

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19 comments:

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

Love your chalkboard! I just made one in the same color frame, too! Such a beautiful and bright accent piece. Love the length of the frame you found.

AmieAnn said...

Oh I just adore this! What a great color and your chalkboard design is soo sweet!
Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

4 You With Love said...

WOW this is great! I simply LOVE it!

Kathleen said...

I love the frame - it's awesome. I am always looking for carved frames like that when I am at the thrift store. I have one in my sewing room but right now it's doing time on my mantel for Valentines. I had trouble with my chalkboard paint too, but I used spray. What type did you use?

Shannon Barefoot said...

I love this, Ellen. The color is pretty and your drawing is cute! Have fun making lists :) Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Rita said...

Love, Love, Love this! It is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Love it! And good for you for trying different paint! Thanks for sharing at the Pinterest Challenge!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Cute -T -Pie!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very cute! I just love the frame. The detailing & the color!

A Little Knick Knack said...

Your drawing looks great! I love the blue, what a great color! Great job.

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

This looks so awesome! I love it and now have chalk-board envy myself! Pinning this to make for my new home! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Marium said...

Love it! The color you chose for the frame is fantastic.
Lots of great inspiration on this blog - now following!
www.decoratevintage.blogspot.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love this! The color is beautiful! Your artwork is better than anything I could do. lol. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Joanne Anastasiadis said...

This is so cute! I love it! Came from the Gingerbread Blog linky party. Please feel free to stop by.

Joanne @ jmacreativemess.blogspot.com

Jami said...

I love the color of the frame of your chalkboard! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty self!!! Hope you'll continue to stop by often!!
Smiles!!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Leigh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom said...

Love the sign and the color!
I'd love for you to come over to Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky party and share your fun idea Party closes Tuesday evening!
http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-4/

Lianne at Hanbury House said...

The caulkboard turned out adorable, and I think the frame is perfect! I am in the middle of giving my laundry room/ mud room a facelift and need a few new ideas to add to it. I found your blog via the Handyman Craftywoman blog party. Thanks for the inspiring post.

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

So cute, I love it!! You did a fabulous job :)
Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner!!

Susie Buetow said...

Hi Ellen, Thank you for submitting yet another fun project to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/16/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky/