Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Permanent Chalk Board

I came home from Girl's Camp last year to a nice surprise from my hubby.  He had painted/installed a chalk board in our kitchen.  He went out and bought the chalk board paint, measured it out and added a trim.  The trim was left over from when our house was built, so it matched-but I just had to add my own personal touch.  I started by taping off the trim and adding newspaper for any over spray.

I used a nice off-white spray paint I got at a garage sale for 50 cents.  Gotta love garage sales.  I think it took 2-3 light coats.  Once it was nice and dry, I sanded it around the edges to give it a nice worn look.  Then I took some brown Ralph Lauren glaze and dry brushed it on.  Before it dried, I wiped away the glaze with a different dry cloth.
   Now, don't you think it went from drab to fab?
 Before & After