Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Practice makes...... well... something.....

I have been wanting to make a chalkboard forever!!!
 
But, I had never found a frame that I liked.
 
 I finally did!
 

The only problem........
 
I don't have a clue to what I am doing!
 
So, I started from the beginning......
 
 
Bought chalkboard paint, frame paint, brushes, and of course,
 
my beautiful frame.
 
I began by cleaning my frame, and taping off the glass.
 
 
I then painted the glass with the black chalkboard paint.
 
Just a little fyi, here.
 
The directions said to let dry one hour, and then apply the second coat.
 
NOPE, DON'T DO IT!
 
 
See the bumps,  the paint began peeling off.
 
So, I let it sit for 24 hours, and then was able to apply the second coat.
 
After finishing the black chalkboard paint,
 
I started to paint the frame.
 

I applied the paint, liberally....
 
and then wiped it off.
 

 
I loved the texture, and I loved the gold....
 
but it seems I lost it when it was painted.
 
 
 
So.....
 
I have finished it for now,
 
(while I think)
 
but I believe I need to rebrush the gold, gently back over the top.....
 
I am just not quite ready.
 
But,  it is coming....
 
What do you think?
 
Love,
Catrina
 


8 comments:

  1. I have this frame in my yard sale!!! Just kidding...but I do have one that's close I believe :) Looks good!

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    1. welp, may need it to do it correctly!

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  2. cute idea
    I enjoy your posts!
    Lisa Mills

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  3. Love this!
    Susan Mullins

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  4. Did you paint right over the glass? Did you have to prep the glass (if you painted right on it) first with anything?

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    1. I cleaned the glass with windex. but did not do anything else with it. Just make sure you let the first coat dry a day, and not 2 hours like the directions said. I have paint if you want to try it. I got my paint at hobby lobby.

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  5. Thank you Susan, are you going to try one?

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