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.
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.