Monday, February 27, 2012

Chalkboards, the big trend ....

Hello my friends:

Thank you so much for your comments about Whitney.  I love to hear her voice so much, its an extraordinary sound, no other singer is so powerful.
I'm sorry, but I miss her a lot. Thank you for understanding, but music is so important to me. I love
good singers and artist.

Now, to the juicy staff, DECOR,  I have done lots of chalkboards, I just finish a small one for a customer. Its done on a 6 by 6"  ceramic tile, and it sits on a nice stand, great for weddings, or small parties:

This chalkboard  is very large, this is an antique frame, I had the frame for years. I painted with ASCP  waxed it and distressed it, then I bought a piece of plywood at Home Depot and attached it with nails to the frame, oh I forgot'
I painted the plywood piece with chalkboard paint from Michaels with the coupon of course. I attached a large piece of wire to the back to hang  the frame, since it had a very very old piece of wire.  Then I bought the "famous markers" at Michaels with the coupon again, I was so upset with the markers, they look beautiful when you write with them but they are very very hard to erase.  So I switch to regular chalk.

This is another old old frame I had in my basement for about five years, all of the sudden I painted it with ASCP and did the same process as the other one, its large and the details are so so beautiful, I didn't distress this one because I like the white crisp look.  A friend came over and its gone, so fast.  I used the markers and she tried very hard to erase it. I read on one of the blogs that you can use "cola" to erase the markers.

Very old frame a little crack, but it adds character to the chalkboard.

These are little chalkboards for your coffee table. I sell them and also gave a lot of these as Christmas presents, last year.

This little chalkboard is very cute, just for little messages, or directions to a table,
weddings, etc.  They take a while to make because you have to add cork to the back, it takes a long time to dry.
You need at least four coats of chalkboard paint, spray or with the brush, then you have to run chalk all over to cure them.
The little stands are from Pier One.

Oprah has this beautiful chalkboard by the Dana

Here she is, I'm going to try to do a little design on one of my chalkboards.

This is a great idea for a laundry room.
Here is a video on vimeo for you to watch her in action, so interesting.

Cute wedding chalkboards

by Reveries Unfolding Blog

This cute idea from "Design Sponge Blog"  one of my favorite blogs.
Chalkboard paint comes in different colors now, so beautiful.

A chalkboard and a magnetic board all in one.

Have fun with chalkboard paints,