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Turquoise Chalkboard/Hanger From Reclaimed Frame

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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Turquoise chalkboard from reclaimed items.


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Turquoise Love

You can’t go wrong with Turquoise Smile


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This vintage mirror dresser topper came from My Favorite Junk Shop.

It had the cardboard backing but the mirror was gone.


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The Junktion Technical Specialist cut a piece of board to replace the mirror and he also cut the two long ends off the mirror stand.


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I painted the frame with turquoise paint that I mixed myself.


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Now for my duh moment. This is the project I was preparing for Salvage Saturday but it wasn’t ready in time to take pictures and do the post.  Here’s why…..

I painted a thick coat of chalkboard paint on the wood Friday morning and waited for it to dry, but it stayed tacky for hours and hours! So the next day it was dry but it was really shiny, hum.

We decided to have a fun day Saturday so the JTS and I drove up into Kentucky.

. You know, sometimes in the back of your mind….maybe in your subconscious….a little bell goes off…..ding,ding,ding.

I wonder if I used oil based black paint instead of chalkboard paint?

When we returned from our day trip I went out to the workshop and sure enough I had used black oil based paint instead of the chalkboard paint, duh! That’s what happens when you just grab and go.

See the picture above, the cans do look similar. I haven’t used that can of oil based paint in years but I guess when I re-organized the workshop it got shifted to the front.

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I repainted with the chalkboard paint and then I distressed the turquoise frame by the wet method. I used the wet shop towels and rubbed the paint off. You have to do this just after the paint dries. Don’t wait too long.


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This is what happens in the workshop when I break into a sweat from hard work.

I take a pair of scissors and attack my workpants.

That’s one way to cool off.

The JTS just looked at me like I was crazy Winking smile


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The cute little knobs for hangers came from Hobby Lobby.

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I drilled holes in the frame for the knobs. Easy.


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This craft project is really simple, and quick, if you don’t mess up and use the wrong paint.

Have you had a similar “duh” moment. Please tell me it’s not just me!

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11 Responses

  1. doreen says:

    Hey Kathy,
    OMG, love, love, love your chalkboard/jewelry organizer. It is blue-tiful! I agree, you can’t go wrong with turquoise. Funny story about the black paint…I’m sure it wasn’t funny at the time! Anyway, I so enjoy your posts, projects and humor. And pinned this project.

    Have a great day,

  2. Yep, totally done similar stuff….I have a mirror very similar to yours that I painted aqua and glazed. The mirror is damaged, so I think I shall make it a chalk board :)

  3. Lydianne Watson says:

    Hi Kathy,
    Looks great! I can’get over all the creative stuff you and Mr. JTS do! I love it.

  4. laura j says:

    I love how this turned out! Lucky you to have such a great helper 😉

  5. So cute! The turquoise is the perfect shade. Love it. ~Angela~

  6. Linda @ Mixed Kreations says:

    I love this. It looks so much better as a chalkboard then a mirror. And I love the turquoise color. It’s one of my favor colors. I’ve never tried the wet method. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.


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  8. Naomi Grace says:

    Love this, and with a upcoming show and the need for some smallerish pieces, this so fits the bill. Great idea, I have one in my shop that will work great. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Steve says:

    Love your chalkboard idea. Would never have thought about the possibilities until I saw your website. Love this stuff

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