Thursday, January 27

My Latest Project is Coming Along

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When our dear 
I inherited her beautiful
gold frames.
(She was an amateur artist & all these
extra frames were just sitting in her garage!)


Ever since, I've had a vision 
of what I wanted to do with Mom's frames.
First, I painted a wall in our
home office with chalkboard paint.
(I got this idea from my blog friend, Janell
 
I LOVE this Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint. It is a little pricey,
but, I only needed a quart (about $15).  I only had to paint 2 coats &
I didn't use a primer. This lint-free roller
gave me the cleanest, smoothest surface I've ever painted.


I painted the edges first, then filled in with
a roller. The painting part only took one afternoon. 
The hardest part is the waiting time before you can draw on
your painted surface. The label says wait 3 DAYS!! WHAT!?!

 

Several sources have said that you need to prep the surface 
by covering it with chalk first. 
(Otherwise, the first thing you write will stay.)
Here I am covering the chalkboard wall with the
side of a piece of chalk, then rubbing
the chalk in with a clean rag.

Now I'm ready to hang Mom's frames.
I'll show you the finished project
in my next post!