Sunday, November 7, 2010

SUNDAY Design Project: Dress UP YOUR Kitchen with a LITTLE CHALK!!

FRAME YOUR WORDS in GOLD!!!

Usually Mondays are a day for me to rant and rave about FASHION FAUX PAS! that i have seen around the city, but I thought you would enjoy  seeing one of the little projects I've been working on. Ok.... so the "framed chalkboard" look has been seen in alot of decor magazines......and seems to be the new craze in kitchens everywhere. I decided to re-creat the look myself. I thought it would be a great finishing touch to my mother's french inspired kitchen. I LOVE how it turned out. See for yourself. 


The Finished LOOK

So I found this large hand carved golden antique frame at the Vintage Village in Georgia
I cannot believe i only paid $25 for it........WHAT!!!! This is what actually inspired me to create the chalkboard look in the first place. 



It's really easy to create. I went to Lowe's and had them cut a thin piece of birchwood to fit the frame.


Lowe's also sells chalkboard paint which can turn any wall or piece wood into a chalk canvas!!!


The paint is actually really thick.


Make Sure you PAINT 2 COATS!!!  With an hour to dry between each COAT!!


Once the paint is dry you can mount to the back of the frame and hang on your wall of choice.


Add fresh foliage.


And your FAVORITE ANTIQUE TEA SET.  I love vintage things!!!


LEAVE A MESSAGE THAT WILL INSPIRE!!!



OH AND MAKE SURE YOU LOOK SEXI WHEN YOU ARE DOING IT!!......LOL


ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR Weekend!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Ummm what is on those walls??? I want to see more... I LOVE The color!!! And that old table... ehhhhh... Wish I could shop in Atlanta....a lot more choices!!!
    xo

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  2. And ....we just did a whole chalkboard wall in Luke's room. It's looks really cool.

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  3. O wow.....love......I will do a post before and after of the kitchen soon!!.....Yeah the antique stores here are crazy.....SOOOOO MANY OF THEM......There is a whole 27,000 Square ft. French antique warehouse down in the design district downtown......I have to take you too next time you come down......Loving it!!....

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  4. I am going to make this chalk board. I agree I liking the walls. I would have never chose that color but it works and I love it. What colors did you use?

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  5. 3 shades of sea green
    one was like a light lime green....that was the undercoat
    then i layered a top coat of pale sea green
    then i use a large coarse bristle brush to brush on a dark greyish green to age the wall.......lots of work

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