Thursday, August 9, 2012

Latest Project!

Things have been so busy this week!  I did my 3 days and ended up getting called in to work last night so that made for 4 nights in a row--and boy was it a doozy.  Let's just say that I was very much tested as a nurse last night.  But I survived and I learned a lot!  BMW is coming out with a new model soon so they have been doing testing all week.  David has had to go in a few nights this week, so his schedule is kind of wacky, too!

But last weekend was my first weekend on my new schedule, so I didn't have to work!  David and I spent the day together and went out for Jessie's birthday / engagement dinner!  We found a really cute antique shop in Mauldin (Aunt PittyPats for those of you in the area...) and got a couple of frames for some crafts.

I love Pinterest and I have seen a lot of chalkboards in frames recently and love the idea!  So we found a cheap mirror/frame at the antique store, bought some chalkboard paint at Lowes, and just used paint we had around the house to actually paint the frame.

This was the frame before we started.  It had a mirror in it, but I had already taken it out :)  Plain jane frame.

We painted the frame with a cream color we bought for another project, haha!  It took about 2 coats for the frame.  We painted the mirror with 3 coats of chalkboard paint.  Once it dried, we sand- papered some of the edges and crevices.  David also had a wire brush that we used to make the darker color on the frame.


The finished project!  It was a pretty big frame and was perfect for a certain spot in our kitchen above our pantry!  We are so, so happy with how it turned out!

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