Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Hmmm... what to call this post? The hit that was first a miss...

The other weekend I started out on a project with very good intentions. I'll walk you through the steps of my project flop.

First, I found this mirror at a second hand shop -

I had intentions of painting the frame and doing something with it. I thought about stencilling the base of the frame with my house numbers... yep, this seemed like a good idea!

So here I go... spray painted the frame apple green

Then I spray painted the middle/base white with intentions of stencilling my house numbers with black acrylic paint

Good intentions, but a sloppy stencil job! I didn't really like the stencils I used - they were hard to work with - or is that my excuse for the bad job I did? It's up to you to decide! lol

The finished project... it's ok, but it was boring. The numbers were too small and I didn't do a very good job with the stencilling so I left it alone for a while. I needed some time to think about what I would do with it...

So this weekend I decided that I would paint the base/middle part with chalkboard paint - ah ha! Great idea!

So do you like this re-vamped project better than the original? I do!!! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I do like it:) That color green is such a happy color. The chalk board idea looks perfect with it:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. That frame is beautiful and I love the bright green color! Isn't it frustrating when something doesn't turn out how you envisioned it...but it looks like you ended up with an AMAZING chalkboard!


  3. I love the frame, and the green looks great!

  4. Hi! Visiting from DIY Showoff. Love this idea and the color you chose is great. I'm totally going to have to try this sometime!

  5. Hi Katie~

    I love the green apple paint color, so fresh & fun!! Happy to be a new follower of your cute blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)


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  6. what a terrific frame you found! I am always on the hunt for these types of things and I can't get enough of chalkboard paint! Great project! Thanks for linking up to WWWW!