- My Great Finds by Linda
- My Great Finds is all about my love of treasure hunts and transformations. The hunts at garage sales, thrift shops, estate sales, flea markets and possible some dumpster diving. The transformations will show you how to give new life and purpose to an old item that has seen it's day.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM | By: My Great Finds by Linda
So if you remember from one of my past posts about the 40 ammo boxes I bought, well it was time to paint up a few more tops into chalkboards. You can see my first tops reported HERE.
I was able to get the sample size jars of the Martha Stuart paint at Home Depot for $1.00 (they are discontinuing the line) I picked a turquoise color called Lagoon and also a deep brick red called Chocolate Cosmos.
So I started by filling in the nail holes with some wood putty, gave the top a quick sand, a coat of primer and I was ready to get started.
First coat of color was the brick red and I did that all around, even on the back leaving the chalk board area alone. Let it dry.
Next I painted over the red with the turquoise color. Let it dry.
Because I knew that I'd be distressing the wood and adding a glaze I felt that a second coat of paint wasn't necessary.
So after the paint had dried I got out my trusty handy dandy orbital sander. I'm not one for sanding by hand. So I lightly went over in the spots that I wanted the red to show thru to create that distressed look. The trick is to sand off the turquoise paint but not the red, this requires a light touch.
After that was done I used a glaze product I got from Woodcraft called Burnt Umber Glaze Effects
So that part was done I then painted the chalk part using FolkArt brand of Chalk Board Paint. I needed to do 3 coats.
In all projects I learn something and this is true with this. What have I learned? My first set of these I used the vaseline trick and also some crackle to expose the undercoat of paint. I didn't do that here. The brick red was such a great color combined with the turquoise but I was a bit disappointed that the red didn't show up as much as I would of liked. A little vaseline would of worked wonders for it. I'll use vaseline next time
I also learned that combining colors is fun and I'll do it again. Next I'm thinking of using that same red with a deep eggplant color.
- Just Frames!
- Some Before And Afters!
- I Love Chalk boards!
- Flea Market Fun!
- So What Do You See?
- My First Award It's Called The Liebster Award!
- Where To Sell Part Three Brick and Mortar
- Found Camera Leads To Show and Tell!
- Where To Sell Part Two I Do But I Don't
- Did I Tell You I Moved?
- Where To Sell Part One
- Plan For Business!
- New Year, New Resolve!
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