Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mini Chalk Board

I spent a little time sprucing up my bedroom this weekend.  I had a frame I found at TJ Maxx a few months ago that I wanted to use.  I also remembered I had this typography mat still in the box I had completely forgotten about.

The frame was marked down to $5 because the cardboard backing was missing from one side.  My biggest problem was finding 3 similar pictures in sizes to fit.

I really liked the style, so I decided to make a little chalkboard.  At first I thought I would just pop out the glass, spray with chalkboard paint and be done in about 5 minutes.  Then I realized the glass was glued in the frames.  No problem.   I figured I would just tape off the frame well and spray in the frame. A bit longer than 5 minutes but I really wanted to turn this into a chalk board.  Then I couldn't find any tape.  Since chalk markers are so easy to use on glass, I just sprayed the back of each glass panel with chalkboard paint, and wrote on the front side of the glass.  If you don't count all the thinking time, it was still about a 5 minute project. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Heavy Metal

We've been shifting into summer mode around here.  That means a few weeks of endless sleepovers and pool parties, during the in-between time of school and summer jobs for my college kids.   Some mornings there are so many cars in my driveway, I feel like I'm hunting my car in a parking lot when I leave for work :) Pam said at least now I know I can run a bed and breakfast.  I'm just glad so many kids like to hang out around here.

I did take a few days off work last week to just slow down the pace a bit.   Every morning you could find me on the front porch with my coffee and a good book.

I've really been enjoying my metal non glider.  I've always referred to these things a gliders, because my grandparents had one.  Only theirs had wrap over arms and glided.  Mine doesn't glide.  It just doesn't feel right calling it a bench.

I can't believe how lucky I was to find this at the Nashville Flea Market last year for $50.  This may be my greatest flea market score yet.  

My black metal milk can makes the perfect side table.

I thought my non-glider was perfect just the way it was:  chippy, a bit rusty and a beautiful shade of aqua showing through.

I've also finally gotten around to checking out  PicMonkey.  What can I say.  I'm always late to the party.  I do like it much better than Picnik.  It's is faster and easier to upload pictures and there is a larger selection of  effects.  I'm loving the weave effect, can you tell?

I do have other projects to share when I get a chance to take pictures and tweak them a bit.  I've painted my china cabinet and finally found some slipcovers that I like for my sofa and love seat.   In the mean time I'm really enjoying checking out everyone else's projects on your blogs.  Thanks for stopping by!