Sunday, April 10, 2016

Small Square Trunk In Chalkboard Paint

If you're a regular follower to Kammy's Korner you're probably wondering WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE CHALK BOARD PAINT?!!!  WILL IT EVER END?!!! No.  Not for awhile.   Because I mixed up a big bad batch of it and when I get some on my brush I run around painting everything that's been needing a makeover for the last ten years with chalkboard paint!  And on top of that, I am going to be selling my stuff-n-such at my friend Becky's barn sale out in Iowa in a couple of weeks so I'm repurposing said stuff-n-such to sell!  So, there's still a lot more where that came from!

But seriously.  Just look at this pathetic little trunk that had flowered paper modge podged all over it.  I think I picked it up for a dollar at a yard sale.  My mother groaned and rolled her eyes... but I knew SOME DAY.... it would be darling again.  Cuz let's face it, when Matilda first  put those springy flowers on this trunk, I'm sure it was darling!

Click HERE for my chalkboard paint recipe.  So easy!

After I gave it about three coats, I sanded the WHOLE thing to give it a distressed and smooth matte finish. The chalkboard paint dried so hard over the metal (which really surprised me - I was afraid the paint would easily scratch off of the shiny faux brass finish) that I really had to use some muscle to get some of the gold color to show through.  

I stenciled on my letters and numbers with a creamy color for an antique-y look.

I'll leave you with one more before and after...

and if you like what you see?  It's the perfect image for you to pin! :)

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