Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thrifty Finds and a Blackboard Re-Do

Mark 11:24

Blackboard, another Thrifty Find from our Church Rummage sale

It was a cute stained wooden Blackboard, with Metal hooks underneath for hanging things like keys, etc,

Since my current color obsession seems to be Aqua or Turquoise, this too went the same way...

Painted a lovely light shade with Chalk Paint, sanded and Distressed, then hand rubbed wax

You may be able to see in the pictures, I outlined the blackboard with painted jute, and tied a little knot in the center top.

One of my favorite things to do when editing my pictures is to focus in on some of the small details and feature them on their own...

Small Rusty Gears and a Ball of Twine

A Rusty Bed Spring, and I finally found on of these fold up rulers I'd been looking for only $1 at the Good Will!

I also found 2 sets of old Children's Block and the Salvy for $1 each, (half off day) Score!

Thank you for visiting with me today, hopefully you have been inspired in some small way...

Please leave a comment so I know you were here, they really do make my day!

As always if you like it, PIN IT

God's Blessing to you and your families, have a wonderful day!

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  1. It looks great in the blue, Lorrie! I love the little pot you are using to hold the chalk and it fits perfectly on that ledge.

  2. LOVE the chalk holder--way too cute, lorrie! your color is gorgeous, and the ruler is awesome, too!

  3. Love your finds! I just got an antique cheese box in the same color yesterday :)

  4. This is such a cute chalkboard, Lorrie! I love those fold up rulers, & my hubby has one that he found at a garage sale. My grandfather was a carpenter & always had one of those rulers in his back pocket. Sweet memory!

  5. I love it! I like how you decorated it and of course the beautiful color.


  6. So cute. And, I love all the vintage goodies that you decorated the chalkboard with......lovin your taste. Sooo, Im now your newest follower. 8-)

  7. Beautiful! What a gorgeous color too. Thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

  8. Love this project! Great color! I am a fellow newbie over at Debbie-doos!

  9. Wow! It's wonderful - the color is so pretty and I absolutely ADORE the bedspring holder! So clever! Stopping by from the Newbie Party and following! Jane

  10. Nothing wrong with turquoise! I love it myself and it is everywhere in our home. :) I think one can just never have too many chalboards. So useful and pretty!

    Stop by and say hi when ya get a chance..just found you through the newbie party.

    Hugs, Angie
    Sandals and Daisies

  11. It's such a beautiful shade of aqua, too!