6.18.2010

My big black heart

Chalkboard Project #1

Yup it's true - I now have a big black heart. Here it is! Ain't it cute? Fun? Ah the quick and easy updates you can do with chalkboard paint... Gotta love it!

After the chalkboard end table, I picked up a couple of items from the Lions Gate Thrift Store this week to update with the rest of my chalkboard paint. This heart wall hanging was $1...

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS

I primed it yesterday afternoon then added my first coat of chalkboard paint. Today I added another coat and it's done. Easy breasy!

Chalkboard Project #2

I also picked up this wall organizer for $2.50. After searching for ideas for chalkboard paint projects, this fit the bill. I sanded, primed and painted this piece yesterday.

BEFORE // IN PROGRESS

Today I shabby chic-ed it and added another coat of chalkboard paint then added a coat of varathane. Both projects were quick and dirty... And I still have tons of chalkboard paint left!

AFTER

All this was done while I refinished my final teak chairs. All six have now been refinished! Lovin' the summer weather - hanging out on the deck in the sun working on projects!

A Super Quick & Dirty Update

I bought this teak bowl at the Happy Cat Haven this morning for $0.25. And now that I've refinished some teak, I know to just grab these items since it's easy to restore them. This bowl will go to Marnie - she's giving me a set of chairs so I figure if she likes the bowl she can have it!

First I sanded the bowl, wiped off the dust then added teak oil. That's it... It might have taken 20 minutes at the most. And it looks like new!

BEFORE

AFTER

I'm done until tomorrow... I have a party to go to! :-)

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