Thursday, September 23, 2010

You Guessed It...

You guessed it.
Another project...or two.
This whole SAHM thing is awesome.
I get so much done since I am child-free all day long.
Awesome.

I found this mirror at one of my favorite consignment stores in Dallas:
Sorry...I couldn't figure out how to take the pic without myself in the reflection...and Carter.
Silly boy.
Ugly, huh?
But...I had to have it...especially once I saw the $34 price tag.
I loved the shape and details and immediately thought
it would make a great chalkboard.
SOLD.
I started with spraying the frame with this:
I then took out some glaze we had, tinted it with some acrylic paint
on hand as well and began fauxing...is that a word...the heck out of it.
I then rolled on the chalkboard paint directly to the mirror.
I finished by adding some brighter gold in some
places and adding more glaze in others.
Result:
 
Next project.
I am decorating a little differently this year for Halloween,
and in doing so, I needed a new banner for the fireplace.
The letters were .99 for the whole package, the paper came in a small Martha Stewart scrapbook paper book which after my coupon, cost me about $3.00 and I already had the ribbon.

On to the
next project!!
Linking up with Domestically Speaking's

13 comments:

If the shoe FITZ said...

you are totally inspiring me to get all my crap out. I just don't have the time to finish projects....dang that little baby of mine!

Dee Stephens said...

Fitz!I don't even have a baby!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

IMPRESSED - Can I just hire you out??

Teri said...

Wow! That's beautiful! Did you have to sand it first? Or did you just start spraying?

Sara said...

1) you have to tell me which consignment store. I need LOTS of stuff right now. And cheap.

2) The mirror looks awesome! Great job!!!

3) The banner - so cute. Love it.

Carrie Darney said...

You are so damn crafty...and have skinny thighs...I once had skinny thighs...a long time ago...

Coco said...

Mirror is fabulous. Love it!!!
I want to do a chalk board thing like that.

Merry Mack said...

Super cute. You are making me feel like a loser. I wish I was feeling creative and had time to do something about it. I love the mirror and really love the Halloween paper garland. Love.

Jeb said...

You got skillz!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute chalk board! I love the intricate details.

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love, love, love the chalkboard!!! You did an amazing job on the frame.

trish said...

Oh my gosh, I love your chalk board!!

Kimmy said...

I love it!! The shape and detail in the mirror is SO gorgeous and I love that you made it into a chalkboard!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

You Guessed It...

You guessed it.
Another project...or two.
This whole SAHM thing is awesome.
I get so much done since I am child-free all day long.
Awesome.

I found this mirror at one of my favorite consignment stores in Dallas:
Sorry...I couldn't figure out how to take the pic without myself in the reflection...and Carter.
Silly boy.
Ugly, huh?
But...I had to have it...especially once I saw the $34 price tag.
I loved the shape and details and immediately thought
it would make a great chalkboard.
SOLD.
I started with spraying the frame with this:
I then took out some glaze we had, tinted it with some acrylic paint
on hand as well and began fauxing...is that a word...the heck out of it.
I then rolled on the chalkboard paint directly to the mirror.
I finished by adding some brighter gold in some
places and adding more glaze in others.
Result:
 
Next project.
I am decorating a little differently this year for Halloween,
and in doing so, I needed a new banner for the fireplace.
The letters were .99 for the whole package, the paper came in a small Martha Stewart scrapbook paper book which after my coupon, cost me about $3.00 and I already had the ribbon.

On to the
next project!!
Linking up with Domestically Speaking's

13 comments:

If the shoe FITZ said...

you are totally inspiring me to get all my crap out. I just don't have the time to finish projects....dang that little baby of mine!

Dee Stephens said...

Fitz!I don't even have a baby!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

IMPRESSED - Can I just hire you out??

Teri said...

Wow! That's beautiful! Did you have to sand it first? Or did you just start spraying?

Sara said...

1) you have to tell me which consignment store. I need LOTS of stuff right now. And cheap.

2) The mirror looks awesome! Great job!!!

3) The banner - so cute. Love it.

Carrie Darney said...

You are so damn crafty...and have skinny thighs...I once had skinny thighs...a long time ago...

Coco said...

Mirror is fabulous. Love it!!!
I want to do a chalk board thing like that.

Merry Mack said...

Super cute. You are making me feel like a loser. I wish I was feeling creative and had time to do something about it. I love the mirror and really love the Halloween paper garland. Love.

Jeb said...

You got skillz!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute chalk board! I love the intricate details.

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love, love, love the chalkboard!!! You did an amazing job on the frame.

trish said...

Oh my gosh, I love your chalk board!!

Kimmy said...

I love it!! The shape and detail in the mirror is SO gorgeous and I love that you made it into a chalkboard!