Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chalkboard Molding

I was so happy to find this six foot long piece of heavy oak molding while I was out junking a few weeks ago.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but finally decided to paint it and make it into a sign.  I couldn't make up my mind on what I wanted it to say, so I decided to take advantage of my recent chalkboard paint obsession.....


Now it can say something new every day.

I taped off the inside and painted the top and bottom with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I used Old White as a base coat, Old Ochre as a top coat, and then used a clear wax.

I taped off the top and bottom and used a black spray primer (Rust-Oleum automobile primer because that's all I had).  Then I sprayed on two coats of chalkboard paint.

Before

After

I wish I had a seaside cottage!!
It would look so much better hung in a permanent location, but now I can't make up my mind if it will be living with me or making its way into my booth for the antique show on Sunday. 

Update:  It didn't last long at the antique show yesterday.  Seller's remorse set in soon after, but I feel good that the man who bought it was going to use it as a welcome sign for his upcoming family reunion.  I like that idea.

35 comments:

  1. Looks great, Betsy! It would be hard to part with now!!!

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  2. What a great idea....love it!
    You are an inspiration.
    Cheryl

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  3. I think I must be the only one left in the land of blog who has not tried the chalk board paint. Hope you have a very successful sale tomorrow.

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  4. Now that is pretty groovy!

    I bet it will sell first thing if you do take it to the sale.....

    Keep us posted!

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  5. Great Idea, don't think I could part with it. It could be such a versatile addition to your shows. You are so creative. Blessings.

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  6. Very cool girl!!
    Love that idea, and would have never thought of it.

    blessings
    barb

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  7. Betsy, that is sooo cute! Great idea!

    Carol

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  8. Looks great as a chalkboard, Betsy. Nice idea.

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  9. What a neat transformation! I hope you keep it, but if not, someone will be very lucky to get it at your sale!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  10. I will be making one of these for my studio wall. Awesome idea.

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  11. That looks great! Such a lovely idea!

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  12. Beautiful job and creative idea!
    :) crafty texas girls

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  13. I can't say how much I love this!! Such a clever way to use that moulding!

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  14. I want...I want...will definitely have to make this one! Thank you for posting this project. I am a new follower. Audrey

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  15. Brilliant idea! Oh, ya, it's going to get copied alright!
    Susanne.

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  16. Beautiful! I love it! I'm going to be your newest follower (in about 1 min)

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  17. Betsy I love what you ended up doing with this piece!! it is just perfect!

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  18. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

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  19. That was cool...you can always make another one!!
    Deb

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  20. Thanks for stoping by my blog, and your wonderful comments!
    Lorrie

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  21. This is so beautiful!! Great Job!

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  22. I always love when I see a new idea for chalkboard paint. Yours is fantastic, really thinking out of the box. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. So creative! I love the distressing and cream color you used also. Great Job :)

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  24. What a unique idea and so functional, too! Just beautiful.

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

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  25. What a great idea! You had the perfect starting piece, though you may not ever find one just like that again, I bet you could do a few more with other boards. I think you have a big seller on your hands. Everyone loves to buy something unique and cool!

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  26. Amazing idea - seller's remorse be danged, you can always make another one! My little eye is now on the lookout.

    Why stop at a cottage? Next time, write, "Our Castle In The South Of France."

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  27. This was a wonderful idea. I would not have been able to part with it. Came over to thank you for you sweet comment on Sunday Praise.

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