Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend!
Saturday I spent the entire day painting.
Then I spent two and a half hours cleaning the unnamed child’s closet. I can’t even tell you what a monstrosity that was. I swear there were things growing in there. After two hours I finally gave up. I was still only halfway finished, and I decided to let her finish it on Sunday.
So after a whole day of painting and being traumatized from wading through layer after layer of expensive clothing, I then had to wait up late to have a group of noisy teenager girls stay the night at my house. Their squeals and laughter finally died down around 4:00AM.
Sunday I was back to painting, and then we babysat my sweet little niece (who is now 9 months old) for a few hours. For some reason, Charlie is totally obsessed with licking her, and she thought that was the funniest thing she ever saw. Don’t you just love those big belly laughs babies have?
We then brought a few new things down to the storefront, went and grabbed a bite to eat, and then somehow it was 9:00. How does that happen?
Oh and did I mention it was 100 degrees yesterday? If you are asking yourself “Hey, didn’t Shanna just tell us it was in the 30’s there on Thursday?” The answer would be yes. Here we had the longest winter ever, and then it was finally beautiful on Friday, and then it apparently went straight to summer.
Our big one day of spring went by in a blink.
As I’ve mentioned, I have been super excited that yard sales have started back up. The last two times I have gone out, I have found some ugly pictures with some pretty frames.
Last week I showed you my print turned Chalkboard Glam. Since chalkboards are so popular right now, I decided to do one more to take down to my booth.
Here was the picture before:
The gold frame was a bit dated looking, so I spray painted it with, well … a more bold gold color.
I then cut a piece of wood and coated it with two coats of chalkboard paint.
Here is the after:
Stupid Midwest weather. This looks great! Please please tell me that the quote here is photoshopped on as an example, and you aren’t really able to write like that. xo
Cindy, I have the handwriting of a serial killer. I printed this off and traced it on to the board. Wish I was that talented.
That made me laugh so hard. And thank you for not making me feel bad about myself. 😉
I love when you girls admit your *shortcomings*, although they are not really. It makes me feel better than less than. It helps us to have the confidence to try more things!
Thanks Linda! I don’t like reading blogs where everything is always perfect and nothing ever goes wrong. Here, what you see if what you get and yes there are many mistakes and do overs!
You are having typical Texas winter (without the long winter) and we are having your typical spring (which we never get). It is has been in the 70’s with gorgeous blue skies for about 6 weeks now. It is amazing and I’m not complaining!! The highest we have been was 88 degrees which is cool for us. Have an awesome week!!
Love your chalkboard and the frame. How long do you have to wait to let the paint cure before you can write on it?
Thanks Laurie! After two coats, I usually wait over night.
Hey Shanna — I ♥ how it turned out! …handwriting of a serial killer… I cracked up!
Florence Salmer says
Girl, I had to look to see if you live in Alabama…sounds like Alabama weather!
Gigi White says
Hi! Please give instructions on how you did this. Was it just removing staples and canvas and just somehow getting that painted, cut-to-size wood-piece to fit on it there? Any tips I should know? Thank You!!!! Love your work!!!
Thanks Gigi! I just removed the staples and used spray on chalkboard paint on the existing canvas. Once it dried I simply stapled it back in. One important tip, before you write on your chalkboard for the first time you need to “season” it. Take a piece of chalk and lay it on it’s side and rub all over your chalkboard. You can then erase it and write on it normally. If you skip that step whatever you write on it the first time will be on there forever. You can get your chalkboard paint at Lowe’s, Home Depot or craft stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Hope this helps!