Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chalkboard and Cabinet Tops

Welcome back everyone.  I hope I didn't scare you off with my post yesterday.  I feel like a weight has lifted and I am able to craft and move on with things. Thanks for sticking by me.  Today I am taking charge of my cabinet tops.  I'm sorry I didn't take pictures of the way they were for many years.  I just couldn't put my same chickens back up.  So below, is my little creation for the tops of my cabinet.  I don't know if you visit Fox Hollow Cottage, but, Shannon has a wonderful blog full of great ideas and I took this one from her. So please, go visit when you can (click Fox Hollow Cottage).

Please don't judge.  This is my counter -- can you say YIKES.  I am a little overwhelmed and thought I would focus on getting the extra chickens and decor up and back on my cabinet tops.

I bought this weird frame (the glass was already glued and ready) to make a sign.  I love all the signs that let everyone know when you got married.  So, this is my attempt.  I started by painting it a dark blue.

These are my color choices.  Dark blue, light blue, vintage white and a dark walnut stain.

I painted the entire frame dark blue and let it dry.  I then wiped the light blue on letting some of the dark shine through.  I repeated with the white only to cover most of the frame.  After the paint dried, I hit it with a butter knife and sanded it in different places then wiped stain over the entire frame.  I let is sit for a little bit and wiped it all off with a clean cloth.

I love the effect.  I don't think the camera catches how cool it looks.  Just think, a year ago I would have been so afraid to try this - he he.

 For the chalkboard, I just used the black (chalkboard) contact paper cut to fit the glass.

I covered the contact paper with chalk and let it sit for a while.

What do you think?  My husband was a little worried - it's not permanent - ha ha.

A little Valentine message.

These are a the other grouping I came up with.  What do you think?

Thanks again for stopping by and my counter is almost cleared.  More to come soon.

This is where I party: The Shabby Creek Cottage


  1. Love your sweet chalk board. It's so nice to have room above kitchen cabinets for decor and storage! New follow. follow back at

  2. Just saw your chalk board tutorial over at The Answer Is Chocolate' link party and thought I'd stop by and check it out :)

    I'd love for you to link up a few projects at my weekend link party going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you there!

  3. Love the frame!! And I love all your decor in the other pictures too!

  4. I didn't know there was black chalkboard contact paper! Gosh the supplies we have to choose from are endless. I love your paint job on the frame and the whole project is fantastic!

  5. Very cute! Great craft! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  6. This is gorgeous! I would love to invite you to join us at Share It Saturday. We have lots of wonderful contributors each week, linking up educational play, tips, crafts, and more. We would love to see this post and more from you...You would fit right in!
    We also have a group Pinterest board we are inviting all contributors to's a great way to gain new viewers for your posts. The link to the Pinterest board in on our linky party post. I hope to see you there!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts :)

  7. Don't you love the deals! love the valentine project!xo,

  8. I love chalkboards! Such a cute idea - pinning from the Pin party.

  9. cute! I love how you can change it up! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. I have a new button that I would LOVE for you to put somewhere on your blog if you get a chance... oh and I am hosting a week of giveaways in honor of my blog birthday. A new one up every day.

  10. I just love this post! I think this little chalkboard would look so cute in my daughters room!

    Thanks for sharing your link at my link party last weekend @The Weekend re-Treat

    This week's party is now live! Hope to see you again this week :)

  11. What a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  12. Rhonda we love chalkboards! Thank you for submitting yet another fun project to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

    Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button!

  13. Love the chalk board!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing this week on all the amazing things you can do with chalk board, Alice x


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