Friday, July 15, 2011

Golden Chalkboard & a Guest Post

I wanted to share some recent finds with you.  I found this fabulous frame at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. The house was as packed as any hoarders show I've watched.  There was a path made out for people to walk through.  I'm sure there were some amazing things in there, but who could find them. I started sifting through some piles and found this lovely.  A great buy at $5.00.  The frame is huge, maybe 3 feet long.  It was just the frame, no mirror.
We bought a smooth piece of wood that my husband found in the as-is section for less than $3.00 and we had it cut to size right there at Home Depot.
I've been wanting to try chalk board paint for some time.  I bought Rustoleum Chalkboard paint and I loved it.  I primed the wood and applied the paint with a foam roller. 
I gave it two coats and just followed the instructions on the can.  The finish was very smooth.
Here it is.
I figured it would be perfect for my recent acquisition.  A mid century dresser for $39.00 at Salvation Army.  Can I tell you how much I love this thing. 
This next picture will give you an idea of the mirror's size. 
This last picture is a little sneak peak at my guest bedroom.  I will post it as soon as I have it completed. I love the gold finish and the chalkboard paint is my new favorite.  Have you painted using chalkboard paint?  

Another exciting happening here at JandJHome today, I'm guest posting over at one of my favorite reads, Primitive and Proper.  I'll be sharing some of my favorite projects.  Cassie does the most amazing furniture transformations and is a must read.

I'll be linking up my golden chalkboard at these parties.
The DIY Show Off


Michelle {Daydream Believers} 7/15/2011  

The chalkboard looks great! Nice find! :) That dress is fantastic too!

Jon'el 7/15/2011  

I am jealous...5 bucks and it looks amazing.

Dwellings by DeVore 7/15/2011  

I can't believe you found that for $5!! I'm totally jealous, love the way it turned out!

Cassie Bustamante 7/15/2011  

wow that chalkboard is AWESOME!!! and like you, i love the midcentury piece mixed with the glamorous frame- it's perfection together!
thank you for being my guest today!

Anna@Directions Not Included 7/15/2011  

Looks great and I'm super jealous of that dresser! I have a chalkboard paint project drying so I can take pictures for a post.

Anonymous,  7/15/2011  

Oh FAB find on the frame but I am green with envy on that dresser find. It is EXACTLY what I'm looking for to go under our TV in the living room. I've been looking for two years by the way. Good for you, it gives me hope :)

jeanette from everton terrace.

Nette @ This Dusty House 7/15/2011  

Such a perfect frame for the purpose! Love it.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY 7/15/2011  

Looks GREAT!! Man, Im in l-o-v-e with that frame :)

Mallory 7/15/2011  

What a great find! Love how it turned out!

Stitchfork 7/15/2011  

Chalk that frame find up to a great result!
xo Cathy

Ali Richardson 7/15/2011  

GORGEOUS!!! I am in love with that chalkboard. The gold frame is dreamy and hanging over that dresser with clean lines is perfection :)

Meggan 7/15/2011  

amazing find and i LOVE what you did with it! great inspiration for other projects in my house! thank you!!

Cailan 7/15/2011  

Oh man! What a find! I've been hoping for something just like this for a good bit now! Glad to know you liked the Rustoleum - I used the Chalkboard spray paint and wasn't too impressed...

Debbie-refreshrestyle 7/15/2011  

Love both pieces, what a great deal!

Suzy 7/15/2011  

That looks great! I just picked up a similar frame at a hoarder's house garage sale this morning and want to do something similar. I just found your blog through Addicted 2 Decorating and I'm your newest follower!

Suzy 7/15/2011  

One more thing...How did you get your board to stay inside the frame? My frame doesn't have any clips or anything.

Michelle @ Delicate Construction 7/16/2011  

WOW! Amazing! I love the look of the black on gold! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower! I would love love love if you would link this up to my Delicately Constructed linky party!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I see you around soon!

Michella Marie 7/16/2011  
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Michella Marie 7/16/2011  

I LOVE YOUR FRAME!! What a find!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
I am having my very first link party and this would be PERFECT!!!
It's called Show Me How!!! ~ Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials ~ No. 1 ~
It's going on RIGHT NOW :))
I would love for you to join the party!!
And feel free to link up as many as you like :))

Helen's Decor 7/16/2011  

Love the dresser with the chalk board! Terrific idea! Thanks for posting.
I am a new follower and hope to have many new followers!

Dream Mom 7/16/2011  

Love the frame! Very ornate and pretty!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design 7/17/2011  

Jealous! I've been wanting to do a project like this but haven't found the right frame yet. I LOVE the way yours turned out!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating 7/17/2011  

Wow, two fantastic finds! I've had my eye open for a mirror like that for about two years, and I've never seen one. I can't believe you got it for such a steal! And that dresser is amazing. It looks like it's in great shape, too!

V @ Invaluable Valuables 7/17/2011  

A fabulous find .... i recently saw a similiar mirror in a thrift store but the damage to the corners was so extensive i left it there. You've done an awesome job with the chalkboard.

Becca Bertotti 7/18/2011  

That is one gorgeous frame. And, the fact that you turned it into a chalkboard is fabulous! Lovin' the dresser, too ... you truly scored! Visiting from BNOTP ... am now a new follower. *Becca*

cassie {hi sugarplum} 7/18/2011  

GREAT frame -- and that dresser is incredible!! You lucky duck for finding that!

Holly Gruszka 7/18/2011  

I LOVE that dresser/credenza...I've been looking for a similar piece for our living room. This is motivation for me to keep looking. And that mirror is awesome - great update.

Okio B Designs 7/18/2011  

I'm so jealous! Your chalkboard is lovely! I have a similar frame but I used the chalkboard paint on the mirror. A big no-no. Once you wrote on it, it got all scratched so I'm back to square one. Sigh! Coming over from Met Monday and a happy new follower!


SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime 7/20/2011  

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

Kate 7/21/2011  

What a great find! The chalkboard is great too!

Jeanne 7/21/2011  

Amazing frame! I want to find one like that.

Korrie@RedHenHome 7/21/2011  

I *love* that amazing frame!

Anonymous,  7/22/2011  

great find! Love it :)
I'm a follower of your site now - everything looks great!

Unknown 7/22/2011  

So love this chunky gold frame-the elegant with the practical chalkboard!!I'm your newest follower!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate 7/23/2011  

Completely in love with this ! Thanks so much for linking up at this week's BFF Open House!

gail@My Repurposed Life 7/28/2011  

I love a great chalkboard makeover! thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can, but I would LOVE a link back. (thanks)
ps do you know you won my giveaway? I wrote you 4 days ago, but never heard from you. :)

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