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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 6, 2008

Broken Mirror/ Chalkboard Redo....

It started out so simple, I wanted to take the mirror out of its' frame. Is that so difficult? I was on the last corner of removing the mirror and 'Kachunk' something broke. Oh my. It occurred to me, not all was lost...the insert could be painted with chalkboard paint....I had seen this done on other blogs! Usually we see the beautiful finished projects that are completed. But I want to know about all the spilled paint, thumbs hit with hammers! And then spray paint disasters! What about those?



Good ole' Krylon paint to the rescue...I painted the insert with the chalkboard paint, and the frame was of course spray painted!
Next I spray painted a broken off rake head with black spray paint. My hubby goes crazy when I start spray painting his farm tools (I secretly think of how I can spray paint more of them, stay tuned!) The rake head hangs below the chalkboard and holds the chalk and eraser! My daughter even broke in the chalkboard with a sweet message for me. To finish it off, I tied on the sweetest little tag that Susie sent me when I ordered one of her adorable tassels from http://susieharris.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!


Blessings, Debbie


12 comments:

Raggedy Angel said...

I love chalk boards...and I really love the rake idea!!!
All your fall decor looks wonderful!
Beth

Melanie said...

I'm dead to try this with my sunday school kids---maybe with flowerpots and lthen letting them draw on them....

Darlene said...

I made some chalkboards a few weeks ago and I absolutely LOVE them. No more little pieces of paper taped up to remember things. Yours turned out GREAT!!!

simple~needs said...

i love it!! great idea to use the rake head as a shelf!! i have a couple of them and had no clue what i could use them for.

The Berry's Patch said...

I'm in the process of doing this project. I was looking for a good frame. White is perfect. Love that little rake!

Ramona said...

Totally cool! Very clever! You know, I once painted a mirror with chalkboard paint...it worked wonderfully. I love the rake...clever girl!
To answer you question about missing So. Cal....Yep I do. We have lived in Oregon for 27 years and I love it here...the seasons...it even snows at our house a bit each year...growing up in San Diego, we would run to the window when it would rain! But a big o~gigantic chunk of my heart still belongs to that town. We lived 15 minutes from the beach, and we LIVED on that beach from sun~up to sun~down...what is not to love and miss....BUT the Pacific Northwest is glorious and I love it here...the jam~making, leaf changing, mild summers and wonderful autumns of it all...AND we can just get on Interstate 5 and be in SD in 18 hours or so.

Happy fall ~ you have a wonderful blog!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Unknown said...

That chalkboard turned out great! And all of your fall decoratings looks very cute and cozy.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Great idea!! I am thinking you will 7 years good luck with that greation!!

I have a birdhouse on an old hoe and a garden sign on an old shovel. I love old garden tools!

Robin Beck said...

So very cute Debbie, I LOVE it-I love how you used the rake head-Adorable! Susie sent me some tags too-Love them! Then my friend Lori at Morning Glories and Moonflowers http://perfectisboring.blogspot.com
bought that Rubber stamp for me! If you get a chance check out her site-She is a Christian and a wonderful person like yourself!
I love the white molding around the black chalkboard!
Have a blessed Sunday!
Robin~♥

Marie said...

Cute chalkboard. I love the little rake/holder idea!

Michelle said...

The rake holder idea is genius! Makes me want to spray paint something chalkboard just so I can use a rake for the holder!

Your fall decorations look lovely!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! I love your blog and read it every chance I get. I just need to have some crafting/decorating fun - and you are an inspiration! Your home is beautiful. Blessings, Patti