In honor of the new year we’re shaking things up a bit in our thrift store decor tour. We’re going to tease you a little….with the before photos of our projects. You know you will have to click through to see how the pieces were transformed. At least that’s the way I am. I took a peek at the girls before photos and couldn’t wait to see the afters.
We have a new member too, Debbie from Refresh Restyle, yea! That makes six of us. The perfect tour number.
Pink Chalkboard | Thrifty DIY
I painted this pretty pink chalkboard. Did you know chalkboard paint comes in all different colors? Yep, it does. Not chalk paint…chalkboard paint.
This is the framed print I started with. The picture was $7.99 minus a 40% discount. Awesome.
I removed the back, paper print, and glass from the frame.
The chalkboard paint is from FolkArt. They have 6 colors of chalkboard paint.
The print was made out of heavy paper and it didn’t bubble up with the addition of the wet paint.
I applied two thick coats of chalkboard paint.
Then I put the new chalkboard back in the black frame. I cleaned the frame with Simple Green but didn’t cover the scratches. Kind-of has a worn look.
I hung the chalkboard in the granddaughters bedroom. It’s at Sofi height. Until Sofi comes over and puts her drawing talent to work on the board I stenciled the saying “be brave”.
Time to get a look at the before photos of my friends thrifty finds.
Click the pink blog links below to see the after.
1. Tiered table makeover from My Repurposed Life
2. End table makeover using chalk paint from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
3. Mirror Makeover from Refresh Restyle
4. Lantern makeover from Domestically Speaking
5. Chalkboard makeover from me!
6. Caddy makeover from My Southern Home
Have fun, and have a great day!