Project Five :: Day Nine
I am love love loving chalkboards these days.
For this project, I started with a $1 frame from Goodwill. I did not sand, but did wipe it off with a damp cloth before getting started. Also, I didn't prime - which turned out to be a happy mistake.
I used Krylon's Catalina Mist (this is the same color I used on my lamp makeover HERE).
I think it's a little more green in real life.
So...we all know that with spray paint you're supposed to do several light layers rather than one thick layer, right? I was carefully painting this frame layer by layer, nice and thin. Then I got to about coat 4 or 5 and the whole thing just puckered up. Dun dun dun dunnnnnn......
So I got out my handy palm-sander (have I mentioned how much I LOVE my palm sander?) and got to work thinking that I would sand it down and start over again. And here's what it looked like:
I am madly in love with this little chalkboard!
So what crafty loveliness have you created lately?
UPDATE: I made the chalkboard from 1/4'' MDF. I used the glass from the frame as a size guide, and sprayed it with chalkboard paint. The directions on the can recommend that you allow the paint to cure for 24 hours. I highly highly highly recommend 48 hours or more. I didn't wait long enough on my big chalkboard (here) and if you look at it from the side you can still see "joy to the world" etched into the chalkboard.
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