Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Update on Latest Projects

I blogged about some of my latest projects here and here

My projects included:
  1. An old School Blackboard
  2. 'Fresh Eggs' sign
  3. Small Coffee Filter Wreath
 I finished two coffee filter wreaths; a large one made with brown coffee filters and a small one on which I painted the edges pink.

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

Linking up to:

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia's Tuesday's Treasures

Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint party
Power of Paint Party

Re-Store Interiors Re-Stored-It Wednesday

Blue Cricket Design's Show and Tell party
Show and tell Green

Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrify Tuesdays


  1. Loving these DIY and recycled crafts. I want a big old-school chalk board but keep running into the ugly dry erase boards! I might have to try your trick if I get desperate and never find my dream chalk board :D

    I would LOVE if if you shared you coffee filter wreath on my new Holiday Blog share, or any other holiday themed craft you have!

    The link is here: http://bit.ly/h0FA83

    I'm a new follower, I'll be back for more :D

  2. Cindy,

    Great job with your old school chalkboard. It looks amazing and is so big :D

    Thank you for using Rust-Oleum to complete your project. We've featured it as our Project of the Day on our PaintIdeas Facebook page.

    Have a great weekend and keep up the great work!