Melinda, from One Life Many Journeys, agreed to post a fun tutorial for me today! Melinda has some awesome ideas and wonderful inspiration, so please, go check out her blog ASAP! Don't forget to click HERE to enter my giveaway, ending this Friday! Take it away, Melinda!
A month or so ago I bought a bedroom suit on Craigslist. It was advertised as having a night stand, dresser, mirror and chest of drawers. When I got there I notice a headboard on the front porch. I asked if it was for sale and they said it went with the suit I was getting but it was broke. I checked it out and it was a mess. Not just a mess, but ugly to boot. It was 4 panels hung on 2 runners. Just not right! I had been looking at too many blogs to let ugly stand in my way. They said I could have it. We tried to get it in the truck but it was full. So what do I do???? I asked for tools and started to dismantle it. I didn't want it for a headboard. I just knew I could do something with the panels that were on it.
Let me show you what it started out as.....This will help you to see why I couldn't leave them behind!
mixed a little black paint with some brown glaze, looks kinda like grey mud. Slather it on and rub off with a damp cloth. I prefer micro-fiber towels.
At this point in the journey I finished slathering the glaze on and rubbing it off. When that was done I sprayed a coat of Clear Sealant on it, then pulled of the paper to expose the chalk board! TaDa!
I can't stop here...a few more parting shots.....
I have 3 more of these beauties to do something with!
Thank you, Melinda! What a great chalkboard! Please check out my sidebars for the linky parties I love to participate in! Have a wonderful day!