My projects included:
- An old School Blackboard
- 'Fresh Eggs' sign
- Small Coffee Filter Wreath
I finally finished the old school blackboard.
It started it's life as a white board with a yucky oak frame with some kind of shiny, but cracked finish. I wanted it to look like one that could have hung in an old school classroom so I sanded off the old finish on the oak frame and stained it dark walnut. Then I painted the board with blackboard paint.
It's really large, 24" x 36". I posed BD by it so you can see how really big it is. He's really big; he weighs 85 lbs. I'd love to show it hanging somewhere, but we're moving a month from today, so I'm packing and don't want to put any more holes in the walls of the rental.
I have to add as a side note that the Rustoleum blackboard paint is a really cool color before you put any chalk on it. I might want to have that color mixed up in a semi-gloss for a piece of wood furniture.
Last, is my 'Fresh Eggs' sign. It's not entirely finished but has to do for now because all projects have been put on hold until after we move.
I still plan to add a small frame of stained wood and do some work to make it look old. So far it's coming along just as I imagined it. I plan to hang it over the windows in the breakfast room or over the cabinets in the kitchen in my new house. I'll show it again after we move.
What have you been working on?
My Old School Blackboard was featured 12/3/10 on Facebook at Rustoleums's Paint Ideas
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