Have you ever set out to do a project that you thought was going to be easy...so easy that you could almost do it in your sleep...so easy that you could whip it out in just a couple of minutes...I mean really, how hard could this be!
Well, this chalkboard was supposed to be that kind of project. Ever since I remodeled my kitchen I have had this enormous, empty wall in the eating area, I really want to do a painting to put here, but I haven't had the time and I have always thought that a chalkboard would look cute in the kitchen.
So...in the barn I found this very old, decrepit mirror, my son-in-law was nice enough to remove the mirror from the frame and cut out the piece of MDF (I really need to learn how to use the jig saw). I gathered all the stuff I would need: sandpaper, stain, varnish, chalkboard paint, new brass screws, and a little brass bow to add a touch of ornamentation. Refinishing the frame went well, so I moved onto painting the board. After applying several coats of blackboard paint I left the board our to dry overnight ...who would have thought that some kind of animal would spray on it! More sanding and repainting.
Finally, with the paint dry I went to put it all together but with the pressure of inserting the board into the frame two corners of the frame came unglued; the frame was in three parts! I almost sat down and cried. But, I glued the corners back together (in the process I found out that under duress Bungie cords make excellent clamps) and after retouching the stain and varnish, the next day I was finally able to put it all together and wonder of wonders...on the wall. I almost had a temper tantrum, and this simple little project almost got thrown into the trash but it is done now and I think that it turned out okay.
I like the way that the "black" ties in with the chandelier and the black wrought iron chairs.
What do you think....?
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