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.

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