Now I showed you all a sneak peak of the new toy I got.
Now to show you what I did with it.
I have always wanted a blackboard in my kitchen.
I kept looking over Craigslist for a thick frame that is cheap enough so I can justify painting it.
I looked for a few weeks, then I remembered I had this in my basement.
I got this picture and frame at the flea market (for really cheap) when we bought our first house.
I don't really like it anymore.
But the problem is that the painting is very bumpy. The painter made it like a 3D painting.
So I thought I would sand down the painting.
Like my Reindeer pajama pants? I dress cool like that when I am doing my projects.
I went on and primed,
and painted the frame (with spray paint of course).
Then I glazed the frame to tame down the green.
I was then getting really excited about how it was going to look.
You may be wondering where my new toy fits in, well here is where.
Then I spray painted the chalkboard paint on the picture...
Oh well, the whole sanding down paint idea didn't work out. Crap.
So I looked around the garage to see if there was anything I could use instead of a canvas for the blackboard.
I saw this big piece of MDF that was left over making the shelves on our den cabinets.
And like a good lazy person I just traced the canvas onto the MDF piece.
Then I got to use my new toy!!
The first time with using a power tool didn't go with out some trial and error.
First I didn't have the bladed low enough, so it didn't cut through the whole way through.
Then when I did lower the blade (once I figured out the blade could be lowered) I lowered it too far and apparently burnt the wood.
See the burn marks from the blade? and the deep trench on the table part...Oops.
But all my fingers are still attached. Does that count?
The moment of real truth was to see if the piece fit in the frame.
Time to "season" the chalkboard.
Now time to hang up!
I have plans for the top of the cupboard!
But I have to figure out how to drill through porcelain. Any ideas?
I am linking to these parties and