Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gi-normous Chalkboard

I had this CRAZY idea to make a chalkboard....

out of this:
(I've had this ugly non-attractive table since I first got married)
It usually wore a tablecloth--I'm sure you understand.

Nonetheless, me being the crazy re-doer lately,
I thought we could take it apart and make a new table
(that's another post)
Soooo, I flipped this tabletop over, painted it and

This wall is large, and the ceilings are 10 feet,
so it's always been difficult to cover the space well.
The buffet/side table is from Canton Trade Days, and made from an old door.

I used three coats of chalkboard paint and the edges are done with the
gray, white, bronze mix that I used on my farmer's market sign.
(see previous post)

 I just used items I already have to make it look Harvest-y.

I'll be showing you how the other table turned out, very soon.
Have a marvelous Monday, friends!


Becky C


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a clever idea! Your giant chalkboard looks awesome, along with your whole vignette!! It's making me think of turning a big mirror I have into a chalkboard, hmmmmmm. :)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

The chalkboard looks great with all your lovely things. I love the large size. The scale is wonderful!

Amy Kinser said...

I LOVE that table and I LOVE everything on it. You always have the greatest ideas and everything you do makes me smile. Prettiness abounds in your home...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love this idea! It came out beautifully! What a great inspiration piece!! The size is fantastic! LOVE IT! :)

Kate said...

LOve this post!!! I have re read it three times. What a beautiful vignette I am so happy to find your blog on Cindy's. Have a great week!

warm wishes

Lori said...

Great area. Did you get the cup holder at Laurie Anna's? I am going to her Christmas open house later this month.

Huge chalkboard is wonderful..

Farmchick said...

I saw your blog show up on my blogfrog visitor thingey! lol I thought your blog name sounded neat. I LOVE your blog~I will be back to visit. Hope you can stop by and say hi sometime soon. :)

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Fabulous idea! Looks great. Love your photos and that bottle drying rack, OH MY! I've been looking for one for over a year now. Love it

Flat Creek Farm said...

Turned out perfectly! I love so much about your blog. Here are just a few: burlap, your hope-filled verse on the sidebar, and of course I love it that you're getting chicks!! So, naturally, I'm going to follow along. Oh, ... and Canton {sigh}. Our son lived near there for two years. Glad he's moved closer to home, but I miss Canton! Thanks so much for the visit and nice comments! -Tammy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

great idea too! love how you put your fave pretties here.. thanks for sharing..

Polly said...

Hi Becky! Love the chalkboard. Love the door turned into a buffet. Love the vignette. LOVE IT ALL!! I really like your style and always enjoy my visits here!!

Hope you have a great week!


marĂ­a cecilia said...

Hola Becky, you have a very beautiful home and I have loved your decorating style, everything looks wonderful!!
Greetings from Chile,
maria cecilia

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Omaga....LOVE. Why can't I do decorating for fall like this? So original and perfect. Those buckets with the wheat bundles? Yeah, awesome.

So glad you could Mi4M!

Chrissy said...

OH MY GOSH...I love it!!!! you did a great job..and I am green with envy over your stunning drying rack!!!! WOW!!!

Linda said...

What a great project, Becky! Turned out wonderfully and I love when a piece can be re-used instead of discarded! Your vignettes really look beautiful, too!!

Deb said...

Great idea. I am a fan of chalkboards. I use one in our home instead of writing notes. More 'GREEN'. Love your blog. It is absolutely gorgeous. Deb (Ottawa)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a beautiful fall vignette, Becky! Love all of your vintage goodies!! :)

Mama B said...

I am loving your style and how you recycle the most ordinary of things into something beautiful, shabby and vintage. Go girl!

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