Thursday, May 2, 2013


I am so excited to share what I have been working on this week.  Recently, my mother-in-law picked up a couple of doors that had been cut in half at a garage sale for only $1!!!  I mean really, a $1??? Why can't I ever find a deal like that?  
After looking at it for awhile, we decided that it would be perfect as a chalkboard.
To make it, I taped off the panel and painted the outside portion with Home Depot's Behr Bali Bliss (sample size: $3)
Then, I gave the center panel a couple of coats of chalkboard black and tacked on a piece of decorative trim.
I used a tiny brush to clean up the edges around the black, painted out the wooden trim in the Bali Bliss and then rubbed over the scroll work with a watered down black acrylic to add dimension.
It was finished off with a piece of iron work.
(It is funny how taking pictures indoors changes the paint color.  The first pics were taken outside in the sunlight and show the rich turquoise color.)  Here is the completed and upcycled. 


  1. Great idea changing into a chalk board! The bright turquoise color is so fun!

  2. Thanks Kristie. I am new to this blogging about my house/projects, but I am having a ball! The turquoise was so much fun to use...totally unlike anything I had tried before. It is so vibrant and perfect for Spring/Summer. I am eager to paint something else:)

  3. Wow Cindy, you did a fabulous job! I love it. The color is gorgeous. It is amazing how outside lighting changes the color. I really would love to take a photography class one of these days. LOL

    I am featuring your awesome project today. I just shared on G+, tweeted and pinned. Thank you so much for sharing this week. I love seeing your awesome ideas. :)


  4. Yay! Thanks Kathy. Yes, I am sure there is so much I could learn if I would only take a photography day:)