Monday, June 13, 2011

Chalk Obsession

I'm a bit late jumping on this trend.  My cheap thrifty self didn't want to fork over the money for chalkboard paint (which means I'll NEVER get the new rage of chalk paint because that's even pricier!).  Sure I had a million ideas for how to use it but I kept putting it off.
Well after I picked up this piece from the lovely Sue of Sullivan and Murphy during her porch sale I got off my rumpus and bought a quart.
The before

 I've been a chalkboarding fool ever since.  Much like my glitter addiction I can't stop putting this paint on.  I've made tags and trays.  I put some on the niche in the Master Bathroom.  No surface is safe!  If the kids stay still long enough I might even give them a chalkboard make-over.  Think how easy it would be to clean them up after a wet soccer game or melty popsicle on a summer day!
The After
Why did I wait so long to get this stuff?!!!

19 comments:

Ninny said...

I've done chalk paint before, and it is the handiest stuff!!! Love it, and love what you did with it!

Tammy said...

Did you use the spray paint or the brush. I wasn't impressed with the spray paint. Your table looks Great!

Sue said...

Carrie, I like what you did to my sweet orange table. Now you can write notes to the kiddos or the husband! Or even write a note to yourself~ I'm glad the table went to such a good home!
~ Sue

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And most moms threaten death to their kids who write on tables!


DAWN TO DUSK

Yellow’s the color I wear at dawn
When dancing dewdrops spangle the lawn.

Red is the color I wear at dusk
When earth and sky are dry as a husk

And nothing stirs—not even a wing
Of bat or swallow or anything!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Boatman in Red

Sandy said...

What a GREAT idea, and I love how it all turned out....a permanent memo pad! with style....:)

S said...

Love how it transformed that table - well done.

Betsy said...

I love this project and the red looks so good with the chalkboard. I know, this stuff is addicting...no surface is safe!

Julia Miller said...

I love adding chalkboards to pieces too:) Kids especially love it! Great blog!

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Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i love it...very cute!
i've got to try chalkboard paint sometime!

Karen said...

That is to cute, chalk board paint is great. Love what you did with the table.

Tanya@takesix said...

I love what you did to this table. It looks so cute! There's no stopping you now!

KAT said...

turned out very nice I still have to get some and try it on something too! and chalk paint I see so many lovely things others are doing n ow!
KAT

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a great idea!! Totally loving it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Tricia said...

This is such a cool project. I found my chalk paint at a garage sale. ; ) I have done some projects with it too. It is awesome.
Blessings,
Tricia

A Few Pennies said...

That is a sweet project--how many times I've passed up a little table and could've done this (had I thought of it)--thanks for the inspiration--love it!

very merry vintage style said...

What a cute project. Love the red with the chalkboard paint. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!!
Mary

Pam said...

Do we have to call chalkboard painters anonymous for you? I love the texture of that paint and have painted some non chalkboard type things with it. It's even flatter than regular "flat" paint.

Irene said...

I love your chalk table.

WhyCuzICan said...

Chalkboard paint is wonderful stuff--- glad you took the plunge..it looks so sweet! :)

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