Friday, March 23, 2012

~All Things Altered Blog Hop~

Good morning my crafty friends!!

Welcome to the "All Things Altered Blog Hop"!!
My friend Pam asked me to join her blog hop and it's so much fun.
Many prizes along the way.....you should have arrived from Pam's

For this blog hop I made a chalkboard from a old frame and the paint
of my choice. (recipe below).
I used vintage lace, twine, a Purple Cows punch, pearl pens, paint
unsanded tile grout, old frame, and a small board.
I actually began the chalkboard at a Pinterest Party, then my friend
Melody brought it home for me so I could finish it off.

Here is the homemade chalkboard paint recipe:

Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.

1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.


Ok on to the next blog....
Be sure to comment on EVERY blog to be entered to win.
Many prizes along the way!!


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48 comments:

kristi said...

I love this. GReat fun with the flowers! From shabby to fantastic!

cat lacigale said...

gorgeous frame ! I am now a follower !!!

Leslie said...

Pinky,

That frame is beautiful amazing job!

Leslie

Betty Boo! said...

It's beautiful! I must try this some day! Congrats on it being picked up for HSN too! It really is beautiful!

Betty

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful chalkboard!!

Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Frame Pinky, I love it and am going to be making several to give as christmas gifts to my married families. Thank you for being part of my hop and being so very talented. Congrats on the HSN Show. Hugs Pammejo

Drayia said...

Very cute, love the butterflies they at a bit of whimsy to it.

Shelley said...

Very nice project! I love it! Shelldian@hotmail.com

Beckie said...

Wow. Great project and super awesome recipe share.

Be blessed, Beckie
beckie_woodall@yahoo.com

Nicole Doiron said...

So beautiful Pinky! The banners are too sweet and what about that twine flower!!! wow! I really need to make one of those soon! Thanks so much for the inspiration! On to the next blog! :)

Kelly said...

So pretty. I love the purple cows punch. Thanks for posting the recipe for the chalk as well!

Corinne said...

oh I love this frame! Great job... I am a new follower
Hugs

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Fun project Pinky! Love how you used the punch and i love using chalk paint for the surface

gertie said...

Way cool !!! love to do a blog hop and learn a new technique...Thanks

Brenda said...

Who knew you could make your own chalkboard paint!!! Love the color you selected and the frame is darling!

jessica said...

Beautiful job!!! Love the idea of chalkboard paint!
TFS
jessica

HockeyScrap said...

Wow! Beautiful board. I've been wanting to do a board for quite some time, so this was great to see. Chalk paint is very cool idea. Thanks for sharing that as well.

Eileen Hull said...

Love this Pinky! Loving the twine bow and great tip on the chalkboard paint. Thanks!

PaulaJ said...

your chalkboard is so cute. great idea!

Scrapfaire said...

Wow! Gonna have to try out that chalkboard paint thing!! Great project!!

Bethany Becker said...

I became a follower. Great project. Thanks for sharing!

MzLavr2 said...

Very cute project! Something I think my daughter would love..
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Kelly Sas said...

gosh I learn so much from you Pinky! I had no idea you could make your own chalkboard pain! And any color I want too!! LOVE it! I am going crazy trying to figure out what announcement I missed out on that you are doing a HSN spot?!?!?

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

beautiful job in the frame!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Loving your frame. I will have to try out the make your own chalk paint since I don't have a shortage of paint around my house. Thanks for sharing.

sleigh said...

Beautiful chalkboard thanks for sharing your paint recipe :-)

Tracy said...

Wow, I haven't visited you in forever. So happy I decided to follow the hop:)
Great project, its so pretty.
Neat tip about making your chalkboard paint.

Nicole said...

Thanks for the recipe for the paint. Great project too!

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Love this Pinky. I adore everything about it and may scrap life this at some point. :)

Bhawana said...

thats gorgeius frame. Love that golden color.

Bhawana said...

your new follower as well.

Lyneen said...

Love your altered frame... the embelishments are fantastic... thanks for sharing your recipe for paint!!!!

Lissame said...

thanks for the great tutorial for making chalk, and the post on the frame is also very nice too, though I have 3 boys I will have to find a way to make it less feminine.

Imogene said...

Cute frame!!!
am a new follower
imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

Jess B. said...

I love what you did to this frame. Crisp and clean! Am following following following :o). TFS

Sara said...

You did an amazing job on this chalk board! Wow... I think it turned out beautiful! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

Jen D. said...

What a wonderful altered frame, so beautiful.

Scrappin' Sista said...

What a nifty idea! I love the banners and the bows are darling. Thanks for the chalkboard recipe. TFS. Scrappy hugs!

Be blessed,
Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Amberly said...

luv personalized message boards & vision boards! Thanx for including your paint recipe. Laurel & Amberly

The Crafty Dream said...

Love it!!! Great job!!

Thank u
i am your new follower
Gaby B
mgb2000@gmail.com

cema1cema said...

so pretty! Love the butterflies! christina

silvia said...

Great chalkboard!! I LOVE the banners!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Amazing and creative project! Wonderful idea!

Irit Shalom said...

What a wonderful project! Delicious!

Ladydoc said...

Nice frame, love the banners!

KathyJo said...

I love the chalkboard! It has that shabby chic vibe. I am now one of your newest followers. I can't wait to see what you create next.
KathyJo
http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous project, Pinky!!! :) I love those banners-such a unique shape!

Thanks so much for sharing,

Jennifer
Partridgelu at yahoo dot com

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Oh my, that is just gorgeous!!! I love that you shared the recipe, can't wait to try it out!