Once again, thank you Rhoda and Susan for hosting such fun blog parties. Be sure and visit their blogs to see who else is participating this week:
Rhoda's Southern Hospitality
Susan's Between Naps on the Porch
So I have two "treasures" that I acquired at a couple of sales on Saturday. One is a CD holder that I have visions of using as a dog collar display at craft shows OR maybe to hold necklaces. I will try to get it transformed in the next couple of weeks and let you see the outcome.
The other happens to be a large multi-strength brass vanity mirror. I just fell in love with it when I saw it.
A couple of weeks ago I happened upon a "chalkboard" blog party and was so inspired by what other crafty gals were doing with chalkboard paint.
I knew that this mirror was destined to be a message/chalkboard!
First, I cleaned all the areas and masked off both mirrors:
Next, I spray painted the metal a mat gold color, only because that was the only spray paint I had on hand! That's a recycled plastic tablecloth I'm using as a dropcloth.
Third step: I masked off the metal portion and sprayed only one mirror (the magnified side) with about 7 coats of Chalkboard spray paint. Hint: allow the metal painted portion to cure at least 24 hours before this step--the tape will remove some of the fresh paint, otherwise.
While I was at it, I went ahead and painted the glass from a frame and a portion of a pickle jar.
Here are the results:
The framed chalkboard will be going to a friend whose birthday is in a couple of weeks.
The pickle jar will soon reside with our son and I'm keeping the "mirror" message board for our home.