Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Chalkboard

What do you do when the Hubs takes the 6 year old
out for a Daddy/Daughter day ????

You get your craft on !!!!

Remember this lovely (cough cough) mirror my Mom got me?

She got a make over......

My new Chalkboard for my Dining Area
Ain't she pretty????
I am in L-O-V-E

I painted her a soft grey.
I love how some of the detail came through the paint.

Now me and chalkboard paint do not get along.
You know the black paint you put a million coats on
And your suppose to be able to write on it.
Well it has never worked for me.
But I found something else.
Chalkboard Cloth !!!
I picked it up at Joann's
And its been sitting in my stash.
I made the countdown chalkboard with it on my Back to School Mantel.

I cut it to size and used spray adhesive to attach it to the mirror.
That way if I ever want to use it as a mirror I can peel it right off.
You need to "prime" the cloth just like you would the paint.
And it works perfect !!!

Can you believe the difference?
I am so excited that this is done.
I have been wanting a big chalkboard to decorate with
And thanks to my Mom I got one.

Sometimes that ugly duckling can become a beautiful piece.

Hanging out with my Friends.....


  1. What a transformation! I love the end result - well done.

  2. It's beautiful. I'm on a chalkboard paint kick right now. I was having a problem with writing on the chalkboard paint at first but mine turned out to be that I was using sidewalk chalk which I found out does NOT agree with anything other than the sidewalk! I switched to regular and problem solved.

  3. What a transformation it looks beautiful! It's amazing what paint can do!

  4. That is an AMAZING makeover! Love a good upcycle!

  5. What a transformation! You did a great job. I'm inspired to try something similar.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:


    Have a great day!

  6. Umm, that is absolutely gorgeous. Seriously, I can't believe how much of a difference it made! I love it. Just found your cute lil' blog and I am now your newest follower! Yay for being blog friends!! :)

  7. Found you through the blog hop...love this transformation! I have a similar duckling that needs some love :)

  8. This is fantastic!! I am a new follower. Found your great blog through the blog hop. I look forward to stopping by often.


  9. I love how your mirror to chalk board turned out! I'm visiting from Thee Networking Blog Hop.
    Your new follower,
    Terrie - HearthandWhimsy.com

  10. This came out FABULOUS! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

  11. Wow, that looks so much better in white! I've never had trouble with chalkboard paint, I wonder why you are not able to write on yours? I don't do more than 2 coats and it always works out.
    (I'm linked up beside you at "Knick of Time")

  12. That is such a fantastic transformation! I love the color you chose and anything chalkboard related just totally draws me in. I've had fantastic luck w/ the paint but have never used the cloth. I have heard of it, but never have seen it at Joanne's. I just discovered your blog after seeing your link on Knick of Time. I'm now your newest follower.

    Have a great week!

  13. This turned out just gorgeous ... Love it. I hope you will be posting your bottles ... I would love to see how great they turn out!
    Following now, Francine

  14. Wow! I need one of those desperately! Thanks for sharing at my party....I'm featuring you on Saturday!

    Xo, Aimee

  15. You did a terrific job! It's gorgeous! I would be delighted for you to share this or one of your other fine projects at Potpourri Friday, in progress!

  16. I have heard of chalkboard cloth. I bought some chalkboard paint but haven't tried using it yet. I am glad to hear your idea of using the cloth instead. Clever.

  17. Looks great. I have had a huge mirror very similar to this one that I have debated for so long to leave as a mirror or turn into a chalkboard. Im definately leaning more towards chalk board now. :)

  18. Wow did that less than gorgeous mirror turned out like a very pretty swan. The light gray is perfect to enhance beautiful lines of the embellishments on top of mirror. Great choice in color. Really love and it encourages me to try.

    I have a cupboard door I picked up at Habitat, going to make a chalk board with it, finally got some chalk board paint at Lowes the other day. They didn't have spray chalk paint at all. Wanted to be able to start on a chalk board project so went ahead and bought it. Will make sure I get my money's worth out of it. Wish I'd known about the chalk cloth. Hadn't ever heard of it, guess I'll have to ask at Jo-ann's in Grand Junction if they have it. Might have saved myself some money. The can of paint I bought was $14.97. Live and learn.



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