Monday, July 18, 2011

Chalkboard Desk

I found this great little student desk at Goodwill last week, and for $5 I couldn't pass it up. It obviously needed a makeover, it was worn and had the name "CHRIS" and numbers 1-10 painted in primary colors. For one,I don't have a kid named Chris, and second, it was ugly. Perfect project! I forgot to take a real "before" picture, this is after I gave it a nice new coat of white spray paint. I decided to go white because one day I know I'll want it a color when I get to decorate a play room, but until then it's going to be a clean, indecisive white :)

After I put the white on it was pretty boring, so after a little brainstorming, and blog hopping, and knew it was my chance to finally try out chalkboard paint! Lucky for me, Walmart sells chalkboard paint (since that's the only store in this town) coupled with a box of colored chalk for 74 cents this is a big hit with my kids! I put on 3 light coats, making sure the paint was fully dry in between each coat. I bust out my blow dryer for some help because I'm the most impatient painter ever! Worked great though...

I've been looking for a good little quote to put on the back of the chair using my Silhouette with some colored vinyl. Haven't found one yet, and I left my Silhouette cutting mats in CA!!! So that part may have to wait a couple more months til we go back... I'm so mad at myself!
Hope you all had a great weekend :) Happy Monday!

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