September 26, 2016 by Terry
Today’s post isn’t a long one at all…
Not all of us have loads of time (or cash) to redecorate our homes with the changing seasons. Sometimes simple changes can create a larger impact than we think.
Chalk boards are so versatile to use as home decor. You can create and decorate them with whatever you like for whatever season you like.
A while back I had purchased an old ugly picture purely for it’s frame. I decided that I was going to try my hand at gold leaf for the first time. Turns out gold leafing anything is not my gift, nor do I have the patience for it.
Here is how it turned out. It is pretty on it’s own but I had no idea what I wanted to do with it so it hung on the wall in my garage for a while.
Then came the urge to start decorating for fall. All the beautiful warm fall colours inspired me to bring it back inside and why not make it into a gorgeous chalk board.
I found a piece of backer board and cut it to size. Then I painted it with 2 coats of MMS Milk paint in Typewriter followed by a light sanding. After sanding I wiped it with a damp cloth to remove the dust. Because I sanded it, there was no need to season the board. I almost like using the Milk paint better than actual chalkboard paint for creating chalk boards. No brush strokes or bumps.
Chalk boards can be placed anywhere in your home both on the wall or propped up to create the perfect seasonal vignette. I added a little burlap and some leaves and a rag garland in complimenting fall colours to create mine … and don’t forget to add the appropriate inspirational typography for the season.
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