Before: Doesn`t everyone have one of these laying around?
This mirror was left here at the house when we moved in.
Here we will convert this ugly number into a sleek, new chalkboard and save you lots and lots of $$.
ALL you need is a can of chalkboard paint and a brush. I got mine from Lowes, but I just saw recently that Walmart now also carries it.
This is what I used. This little can lasted me for probably 10 small projects.
A great secret, is if you want to speed up this process, use a hairdryer between coats, then you won`t have to wait for it to dry.
My mirror took 3 coats.
I just painted the frame and everything with the chalkboard paint.
Lazy, I know.
After: Here she is when I was done.
I attached hangers on the back with super glue. They have done well for me. I don`t have a good picture of it hanging, but I have it up in the playroom now. 🙂
I like to write out my favorite quotes on it. Funny, one of my favs is the Julia Child quote on the PB version I have shown here.
I was inspired by this:
Pottery Barn`s version for a mere $99.00 – $149.00
“I was 32 when I started cooking. Up until then, I just ate”
(I don`t turn 32 until next year. I guess there is still hope for me).
Another simple project.
I bought this on clearance at Joanns and thought it a little, well, gaudy.
After being painted and sanded off.
I am actually not sure where to put it right now and am thinking of painting it white and sanding it off again. I think I will like that better.
I think it will go outside somewhere when it gets warm. Any ideas?
A fun little project though.
Before: Here is something that might crack you up.
Our local Save and Serve Thrift Store has old Avon perfume bottles- buy 1, get 3 free.
Get the idea they would like to get rid of them?
It`s like (EVIL LAUGH): “Aha! You think you want one? Well, then you just got suckered into housing 4 of them. A-HAHA. We outsmarted you”!
Anyways- I enjoyed the challenge of seeing if I could make this gold and, again gaudy, little girl bottle look cool.
Here she is after:
Primed, spray painted and sanded off. A pretty little sticker gave her New Life.
I like how she looks old for real.
Have I mentioned I ADORE cool stickers/labels?
I ordered these cool labels from Amazon and they should come any day. Can`t wait!
I love to buy plain jar candles and then add my own labels. They look nice and luxe.
I think these would look AWESOME on a beat up old suitcase.
Well, tonight is Laila`s FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY!
My baby is one?!?! Happy and sad.
Have a happy day wherever you are.