First I have so say Oh My Gosh! That Goodwill-ReStore post really hit a nerve! Ya’ll were on fire with your comments. I was terribly busy building a couple of cabinets for a bloggy friend so I didn’t get to reply to you. BUT, know this, I read each and every comment (twice). I subscribe to my comments in my reader, and they get emailed to me. My inbox was exploding with comments.
I learned that I am NOT alone in the way I feel about pricing at thrift stores. Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment.
I have a hodge podge of stuff today. Mostly some chalkboard items I took to Glendale Crossing Days.
When I pulled this chalkboard out of storage (it had been wrapped in a sheet) some of the paint was messed up. I decided to change it up a bit. By the way, have you tried the new Scotch Blue tape? It’s thinner and easier to manipulate. Can you see how easy it rounds the curve on the right? It is awesome!
To cover the black, I thought I would do a crackle finish. I had a bottle of Elmers Glue that was almost empty. I watered it down to do the crackle.
I painted it on.
Let it dry slightly.
Then, because I was in a hurry, and because I wanted to try something different, I spray painted over the semi dry diluted glue. (to make crackle magic) NOT! Spray paint does not crackle.
Plan B—I just sanded it back to distress it.
I don’t remember why I changed the color of this one. I think it had a couple of holes that needed to be filled better. Look how that Scotch Blue tape comes off! It made such a really crisp line.
This one had been white, and I decided to give it a little glaze.
This was a surprise from jamie. She goes to her Goodwill Outlet several times a week. She picked this up for her momma!
I found inspiration for the border over at Allison’s HOH.
This did not sell at my last yard sale.
I sprayed the frame with primer just as it was.
I spray painted the frame a mint green, taped off the frame and painted the canvas with chalkboard paint.
I ended up not liking the color of the frame as some it was chipping off. I put a glaze over it so it was not noticeable.
You probably remember this repurposed stove protector into a magnetic chalk board.
I repainted the rolling pin display piece white.
This is what my SUV looked like on the Friday that we set up for Glendale Crossing Days.
There you have it a random (fill-in) post as I stall for the kitchen reveal. 🙂 Not teasing you. Nothing has changed since I blogged about the DIY Kitchen Island last week. Still waiting on some items, my cabinets are still door-less. 🙂 The paint will certainly be cured when I put them back on.
I have painted the table and chairs, but nothing really special to show you there yet. But if I don’t have something else to blog tomorrow, you’ll get to see them.
See other great chalkboard ideas here: