Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chalkboard anyone?

A few months ago, I ran across a really cute vanity set on Craigslist for my daughter. We brought it home and then realized it was going to be too large for her space. I contacted a lady, I had originally found through Craigslist and then starting following on Facebook, that is a true junker at heart. She too refinishes furniture and sells little what-not's and everything in between. She was interested in the vanity, so we finally got the chance to meet in person! She made the vanity set look amazing and I think she had it sold before she got it home :)

Long story short, she and I have been in contact ever since. She recently moved and had a dynamite sale! I got to shop a bit early and snagged some great finds! One of the pieces I bought was this:

I am a sucker for frames I tell ya!! I didn't know what exactly I was going to do with this, but I knew I loved it enough to bring it home.

Then one evening it just hit me.... Chalkboard!!!!! I thought it would make a great addition to my -------- {Oops.. almost let the cat out of the bag}. Well, I thought it would just be great!!

I dusted it off and took it apart. I rolled chalkboard paint onto the actual print and let it dry. I normally wouldn't have done this, however it was not a paper type print and the paint didn't lift the paper.

Then I primed it, using Kilz spray primer:

And painted it:
{I normally use Krylon paint, but I was at Lowe's and thought I would give the Valspar "new and improved" nozzle a try. Plus the hubs picked out this awesome color!}

The color is called "New Avocado" in a satin sheen.

Here are the after pics.... primed, painted, glazed & transformed!!

** If you would like to see some really great 'junk' and maybe even purchase a few new pieces, follow my 'new' friend Gypsy Green on Facebook!! Show some love and tell her "Carla @ A Little Love Affair" sent you :)


  1. That is so cute I can hardly stand it! Totally on my list for 2012! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

  2. love the transformation!
    happy new year!

  3. Thank you so much!! Thinking I may just keep it, if it doesn't sell quickly :)


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