Monday, July 1, 2013

Upcycled Chalkboard & Other Updates

Morning everyone!  The rain luckily held out for my sale yesterday and I would consider it a success! Of course, I would do things a bit different for next time, like tweak the hours of the event and not pick a ridiculously hot and humid time of year, but overall I am really thrilled with it!
One of the items I upcycled and very quickly sold was this chalkboard made from a vintage headboard.

I've been running around like crazy the last week, so I don't really have a tutorial, but here is the before shot...
My neighbor simply cut the lower portion of the headboard off for me. I gave everything a good sanding and painted, distressed and waxed the posts. When that was done I chalkboard painted the headboard and let it cure.
Here it is with the other chalkboards I made...
...and actually at my sale...
As far as all the pictures I promised from the sale. Well, there aren't so many. I never got the chance to take the proper before pictures because customers came, but here are a few so you get the idea of how I set it up.
One last picture. Here a shot of Figgy from this weekend after the bath he got as a result of getting in the adhesion primer. I love his punk rock fur and expression!
Have a great day!


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  1. Love chalk boards! Yours is super cute:) Pinned to my new chalk board, board! Stop over

  2. Yay for a successful sale Angela! Everything looked great! I hope you do it again!

  3. Hi Angela, Those are great looking chalk boards. Poor Figgy!

  4. Angela, I am not surprised at all that you had a good sale. You had so many wonderful items! Loving all the chalkboards especially that headbard one!


  5. Wow, what fantastic work you do!! It's so cool to see it all at once. Congratulations on your sale!

  6. It would be great as a headboard too… might be a little dusty but I LOVE IT! I'm chalk board obsessed!

  7. Angela, I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful furniture all set up together. Love the pink framed chalk board, as well as the headboard. Great idea!
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  8. The chalkboard-headboard looks terrific - so glad all worked well for your sale! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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