Wednesday, February 24, 2010

REDnesday~Did it!

Yes, I did! A couple of things, actually.

This used to be a pretty red-framed mirror until it tragically fell off the wall. For 10 months, it has sat lonely and naked in my garage, waiting for me to find a place that cuts mirror for replacements.

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I have seen really cool blackboards created by creative people all over blogland and thought I would give it a try someday. Finally a light bulb went on in my brain to use lonely-naked frame. I set up shop in my work space/kitchen island.

I tell you, this chalk board paint went on really slick and easy. One coat was enough but I was on a high so I added another. I am one who loves to create but feels like I am lacking in the talent and skill department. That’s why this was a perfect project. It took 5 minutes and I wasn’t able to mess it up!  If you want instant gratification and to feel really good about yourself; buy a can of chalkboard paint, grab a frame of some sort and 5 minutes and that’s it!

You see a roller in the tray. I didn’t use it. My daughter Lilly painted a wall in her domain at the same time. It turned out awesome and I’ll have pics later. There is still a ton of paint left in the can and I am scanning my home for another piece to convert.DSC09729 DSC09730 DSC09915 DSC09920 This was a banner day! I did a project I always wanted to do and I went to the Rednesday party for the first time :)190

Check out the party at It’s a Very Cherry World. It’s a ton of good fun for us red-lovers!rednesday

12 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Cindy Sweetie...
Good Morning and I love your red frame and the new chalkboard. It is just precious. A snap hu? I will have to buy a can of the chalkboard paint and give it a try. I have many things I would like to give a shot at, with some of this paint. I will keep you posted.

Thanks for the encouragement in giving it a try. I too was a little skeptical about it.

Hope you are doing well. I think of you often. Country hugs sweetie..>Sherry

~~Carol~~ said...

So glad you saved the frame to that mirror, because it's amazing! It's a gorgeous chalkboard now, and you did a great job! I still haven't made one of those, but I'm glad to hear someone say that the paint went on real easily. I'm still looking for the perfect frame!
I hope to see you next week, and have a great REDnesday!
Carol

Sarah said...

That is such a great idea, I might have to steal it! :-)

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a great idea, and that's the perfect frame for it! I'm really enjoying my first REDnesday in Blogland.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love how that frame looks with the chalkboard paint. I would love to have something like that in my kitchen! I will be heading out to buy some of that paint! I really like the red with the black! Great job!!
Debbie-Dabble

CACHANILLA73 said...

What a great idea, I too have a frame from a very cute mirror, now I know what to do... thanks...

Sandra said...

Beeeeautiful! It looks stunning in red. You did a great job, Cindy. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Sandy said...

Cindy,
BRAVO!!!! I just love it when a plan comes together and I can appreciate your anxiety about "doing" a project. But you did a great job! I am going to keep my eye open for a cute frame, and put it in my craft room as a chalkboard!

Mollye said...

I love it! So cheery and fresh.

I added your name to the bunny swap. You do want to join in don'tcha don'tcha!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me know if you don't and I'll take it off! C'mon it'll be so fun. xxMollye

Donna Rafferty said...

Great job on the chalkboard, it looks awesome!

Shelley Germann said...

Oh, yeah! Your chalkboard is FAB!!!

SueLovesCherries said...

That's a beautiful frame - and black & red are perfect together! Now, on to bigger and better things!