Freshen Up Friday

Sometimes things we have hanging in our home just need a little refreshing!  I had a picture that I liked that had been hanging over my couch in the living room.  But because the sun had faded it, it needed to be replace.  However, I couldn’t bear getting rid of the frame the faded picture was in because it is so “me!”  I love the shabby chic look and it is perfect for the living room’s decor.  Then I got the bright idea to cover the glass with chalkboard paint!  
 
Here’s the result:
 
 

                                                                 

Now, I have to tell you that I added a text on the chalkboard using Photobucket.  I have to wait a whole 24 hours before I can write on it.  I will be patient and wait, but I wanted you to see what it’s going to look like when I take the chalk to it!  I LOVE the way it turned out.
 
 
Here’s the picture in its old state…
 
 
Here’s how I did it:
  • I covered the frame with painter’s tape.  Here it is, dead, lying on its side out on the back patio.
 
  • I used a sandpaper on the glass and “roughed” it up a little.
  • I shook the can of blackboard spray paint for the full 2 minutes it says.
  • I applied paint in even strokes going one direction.  I waited 15 minutes.
  • I applied a coat of paint going the opposite direction from the first coat.  I waited 15 minutes.
  • I added a total of 10 coats of paint, alternating directions with each coat.
I can see all kinds of neat uses for this paint!  But this is my favorite! Why not take a look around your house and see if you have a frame you love holding a picture that you don’t love so much.  Cover the glass with chalkboard paint and freshen up that decor.  You’ll be giving it a whole new life!
 
 

Yep, I like it much better!

 
Does this tempt you to cover a picture with chalkboard paint?
 
See you in church Sunday!
 
Be refreshed,

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