Those who have been readers for a while....
This is how it started....
Back in MAY I asked you all, what to do with this (my $5 garage sale find)
It was an antique mirror, formerly from a dresser set, and the silver on the mirror was diminishing and was very foggy. I knew I would revamp it, but couldn't make up my mind as to HOW.
I had 3 options in mind:
OPTION A - Leave it as it, appreciate it's character
OPTION B - Paint the frame
OPTION C - Paint the frame AND paint the mirror into a chalkboard.
But then you all chimed in and gave some great NEW options to think about like:
-mod-podge the frame with scrap-paper
-do an acid effect like Vintage Revivals did on The Nate Show.
-Remove the mirror and put in sheet metal (for a magnet board)
So I thought about it all.
For nearly 6 months.
Actually, I was neglecting it out of FEAR.
Fear that I would mess it up and lose my great find.
But then I decided that sitting in storage was messing up my great find anyways.
So I went with my gut, and SPRAY PAINTED THE FRAME (in Krylon Ivory- Satin) and then SPRAY PAINTED CHALKBOARD PAINT (in Valspar - Chalkboard).
I also distressed the frame slightly.
Now, after I did the chalkboard paint...it LOOKED like it had been spray painted, uneven and blotchy. But the glorious thing about a chalkboard, is in order for it to work properly, you have to go over the entire thing with chalk to prep the surface. After I did that...it gave the PERFECT chalkboard look. Maybe a *little* flawed, but as good as good gets for a $5 can of chalkboard paint!
I added these galvanized tins and greenery leaves (both from the dollar store) and these cute little shelves that were gifted to me by a friend who no longer needed them in her daughter's bedroom (thanks Jen!)
You may be wondering what's up with the Bushel and a Peck?
It's been in my head all week.
And it's cute.