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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some fun with Chalkboard Paint

I have 2 of these antique school desks that I used as nightstands in the guest room. Since the guest room is now my work room and we have the Giant Wall of Murphy Bed, I haven't needed them. This one doesn't have its original seat so I thought, hmmmmm. I've wanted to do this 1st-grade-primer-look on a childrens' school chair for ages but never got to it. So I thought it would be perfect on this desk and I could make a chalkboard out of the top. The back and the seat are flat black paint to match, but sprayed with a flat sealer coat. I did the lettering with a seamstress pencil because chalk didn't work, but I really wanted that chalk look. This was an absolutely, totally fun project. Now I'm going to do more - I have 4 old school chairs in my storage room. FUN!





I am crazy excited to do a series now. Geez, the work just piles up!

Linking up to these fun creative types:
http://www.domestically-speaking.com/
primp
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/ 
http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/ 
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/search/label/Share%20Wednesdays 
http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/ 
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/ 
crafty scrappy happy
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bloggeritaville
http://www.the36thavenue.com/ 
http://www.remodelaholic.com 
http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/ 
http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/ 
thegunnysack.com
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
chic on a shoestring decorating  
a diamond in the stuff.
diy by design



22 comments:

  1. This is beyond gorgeous! You ought to be proud. :)

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  2. I love this!!! I painted one a few months back and really enjoyed painting something different. I am also a teacher so maybe I just love old desks. Yours in fantastic!

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  3. I love this! You are so talented!

    I'm looking forward to following you.

    Pam

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  4. Seriously fabulous paint job. 10 points!
    xo jeanne
    http://www.beeskneesbungalow.com/

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  5. This a great project!!!! I have an old school desk in the basement...... Hum! Will be your newest follower, Laura, Cottage and Broome

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  6. First I gotta say: I LOVE your logo and blog name! What a HOOT! {Hop?} Second: the antique school desk with song phrase is FABULOUS!

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  7. So cute - I have an old school desk, not as old as your, probably 70's. Think I may have to try this.

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  8. This is absolutely priceless... perfectly themed on all accounts!

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 108. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150457097651141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  9. Oh my...what a great idea! It looks great!! I'm your newest follower! Love your blog!

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  10. I LOVE it! What a terrific idea!

    I hope you'll link this up tomorrow at Knick of Time Tuesday!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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  11. Oghhh i am so envious..it looks gorgeous... I need to do something to my desk but I am stuck!!


    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  12. This is AWESOME! I featured you today, come check it out!
    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/11/good-morning-sunshine_21.html

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  13. oh my word, how fun is that?!!! Would LOVE for you to share this over on Kammy's Korner for our Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/11/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-7.html

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  14. Love Love Love this!! New Follower!

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  15. Oh this is TOTALLY adorable!!!
    XO
    CIndy

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  16. This is simply beautiful --- thank you so much for sharing!
    Blessings, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  17. Your school desk is really cute! I love the words on it and the chalkboard top!
    thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch Can

    gail

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