..: Feb 14, 2010

Sunday, February 14

Mini-Chalk/Message Board Tutorial

I found this plain, unpainted oval wooden plaque with an attached ribbon at The Dollar Tree.I applied chalkboard paint on one side and cork on the other.

I can't write on the chalkboard painted side for four days till it "cures", but I know I'm going to have fun with it, the wheels are already turning....

Here's how it looked when I bought it. I like the ribbon it came with, pretty neutral and delicate looking.

I just taped it down while I painted the other side to avoid ruining it.

Two coats later......

I've had these cork tiles which I acquired a while ago for free from Freecycle.

Trace and cut, so easy!

I used the adhesive squares that came with the cork board, again so easy. Except for the paint drying time, this project took at the most 10 minutes

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Mosaic Monday and Blue Monday

I love Rachel Ashwell, she is so inspiring! And it's easy to take her style and personalize it to suit your own taste and budget. This book called "The Shabby Chic Collection", is a special collection of her first 3 books, "Shabby Chic", "Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide", and "The Shabby Chic Home". It was only $5.99 at GW, Score! :O)

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And please visit Smiling Sally for more Blue Monday posts.

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