Happy Halloween! I was going to come home from work today (where we had a fun Halloween party with lots of food and games) and snap a few photos of our Halloween decor indoors and outside. Unfortunately it has been pouring rain and extremely windy most of the day and into this evening. The creepy cobwebs are sodden messes blown high in the trees and my guys have just about given up on picking up and rehanging the outside decorations. We usually get 80-110 kids to the door but tonight the Trick or Treat traffic is really slow. We will be lucky to see half of that. So, no Halloween photos but a project instead...
I have painted and sold a few chalkboards but I'm keeping this one!
For some time now I have been searching for a chunky gold frame that I could make over into a chalkboard.
Earlier this summer I found this framed piece at a garage sale for $5. While the subject matter was nice, the scene was just printed on the backing and very faded. I tried living with it for awhile but it clearly was an inexpensive piece with fake brush strokes.
I loved the linen type inner border though. Two coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint that I had on hand transformed the backing into a chalkboard. After the paint cured for a few days I put it back in the frame. I still need to condition the chalkboard with chalk but I couldn't wait to take photos, overcast afternoon and all.
Now I have to decide on a Christmas message to write and practice, practice. Our Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone and I will be packing away Halloween. Bring on Christmas! I know it is too early for many but I can't help dreaming and planning. My Pinterest board is filling up with lots of inspiration.
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