Monday, September 24, 2012

A little garage sale find, a little DIY chalk paint, a little sand paper.

Wooden and only 25 cents you say?  Yup, I'll take that.

Mix up a little chalkboard paint (okay, so probably not specifically for this project but since I mixed it and it's out.... we'll put it on this mail organizer while we're at it!).  1 Cup black paint to 2 Tablespoons Plaster of Paris does the trick.  Lightly sand when dry. And add a second coat.  Lightly sand again.  I used a stencil for to get my shape.
I also added plaster of paris to my light blue paint for a shabby chic look and sanded off all the edges.  Oh yeah, the eagle also went bye-bye.  He popped right off with a screw driver and flew to a new nest.
Beyond The Picket FencePhotobucketThe Shabby Nest
Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


  1. What a great transformation! Glad the bird flew the coop too! I have nothing against eagles, lol, but he had to go!

  2. Paint works wonders! I love it! Great job and great 25cent find.

  3. Very cute! I love the color you chose for this project and the chalk paint is a perfect touch! Looks wonderful! :)

  4. I love the transformation! Chalk paint is so much fun to use.


  5. I had NO idea you could make chalkboard paint like that. Thanks so much. The chalkboard thing works well for me because I change my mind about what belongs where ALL the time. Thanks!

  6. Love this! I've got a stash of wood shelves and jewelry boxes from garage sales. Time to dig them out, I think.


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