Ok, another post. I think I have to share what I did the last year, and I did a lot. I always knew that I was going to post again so I documented what I did. This thing is a christmas gift from my brother, he gave it to me 2011. It was in my bedroom since then and really dusty...
I saw all of the awsome pins flying around on pinterest and thought to give it a try at last. My own chalkboard paint! (after tons of homemade chalkpaint, beacause annie sloane isn't willing to ship to germany yet ;) )
Here's with what I started
first coat homemade chalkpaint ( recipe coming soon )
now, while the frame was drying,
i mixed my chalkpaint with:
1 cup of acrylic paint
1/2 cup of plaster
mix very well with brush or spoon.
i addes a semithick coat
this is finally dryied chalkboard paint. it took a while wich surprised me, because i was thinking of my chalkpaint...anyway, it dryied really slow, it took about 2 hours.
When it was ready i gave it a nice coat of chalk wich i just rubbed over it and wiped it of then. now it was ready to use, so went on with the frame.
because of my non-sanding-
lazyness philosophy *haha*, i had to add three coats for a nice look before i started to distress it.
i did it very lightly because the coat of "gold" didn't seem very thick, and i didn't want to sand this off, too.
just a bit here and there an TADAAA
i love the way the color turned out!
but i dont know if i use it as a chalkboard or as a frame, i like the idea of putting pictures in it and add the glass...i let you know and show you the place where it's going to make me feel happy :)