Chalk Paint, Chalkboard Paint and a Thrifty Find

Posted by on Aug 5, 2012 in chalk paint, foyer, thrift store | 18 comments

Wow! Life is busy around this house!

School starts for my girls on Friday.

We have school supplies and new shoes.

The girls are trying to finish up their summer reading.

We are trying to squeeze in a few more swim days.

Where did the summer go?

I am not ready to be back in the routine!

Oh, well. . .

Here is a quick project that combines 3 of my favorite items:

a thrifty find, Annie Sloan Chalk paint and chalkboard paint.

I started with this Goodwill find.

I painted the edges in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

The color is called Duck Egg.

I painted over the palm tree in chalkboard paint.

I added some of the last of my Annabelle hydrangeas.

And, one of my favorite quotes.

I really do not have a home for this.

This will go in my booth.

(As soon as I find one!)

Although, it really does look pretty good here in my foyer!

It could be fun to keep changed out for the seasons.

Life to the full to you!


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  1. Loving that box for decorations and arrangements. Love those hydrangeas. Hard to grow where we live (western CO) and our soil has so much alcali. Think you ought to keep that puppy for your own decos. Changing for seasons wonderful idea.

  2. That is the cutest box! It turned out great. I love hydrangeas, and they look so pretty in the box.

  3. I love this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Pretty makeover, Melissa! I’m looking to do a booth, too. I left my name on a waiting list this past week at a place that I like and that isn’t too far from where I live. I’ve got another area to look into as well, so we’ll see what happens.

  5. I love it. I just read somewhere if you use two or three coats of ASCP on an item it can be used as a chalk board paint.
    Love the arrangement on the chest.

  6. ohhhh purdy!!! I love the redo – so fresh and pretty!

  7. Great job on the painting, but I really, really love that gate! I am moving my three booths next door. I have to go paint tomorrow. Good Luck in your search for the perfect place.

  8. I love your caddy, and the vignette you have created is delightful!

  9. Gurl, That looks awesome. Wishing I could tour your house.

  10. Adorable…wonderful transformation 🙂 Laurel

  11. That is one super-cute makeover, Melissa, & I love what you wrote on the chalkboard.

    Do you know you have a “No Reply” email? I couldn’t respond directly back to you to thank you for your sweet comments on my last blog post. Soooo…..thank you!

  12. Great makeover!

  13. What a transformation !!! Great find.

  14. I love the box, and you are right Nature does laugh in flowers, I so like that. A great transformation! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – it helped to make make the party a success!

  15. Great save – it’s so cute now!

  16. Fantastique makeover!!! Much better than the Palm Tree theme it had going. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I’m a bit tardy, but wanted to leave you a note that you are featured on Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  18. Wow, girl! Way to bring that old box into 2012! I just love anything with chalkpaint and I am a planter freak, so you got me!If you have a sec I would LOVE for you to share this at my linky-Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time On My Hands-it is all weekend:)


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