Monday, September 21, 2009


Well, I have been busy using up all of my chalkboard paint and everywhere I look there is an item that would be MUCH better used as a chalkboard!!! i thought I'd share with you some inspiration pics and Martha's recipe for making your own chalkboard paint in ANY color!! I'd print off this recipe if I were you!!

Thrifty Decor Chick loves Chalkboards, too!!

The Shabby Chic Cottage painted on a window!!
And the classic Chalkboard wall!!

I have used the spray paint type of Chalkboard paint and I have to admit that I enjoy the type you brush on is my favorite. The brand I use is FolkArt.. I have a link on my sidebar where you can get some through Amazon!!
Here is Martha's recipe for custom color Chalkboard paint from her website!!

Custom Colors Chalkboard paint How-To
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.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Halloween Decorating!!

It's been a while since I was on top of my blogging, but I am now back up and running!! I had ANOTHER computer issue, and was out of service for a month, and I had my big Barn Sale ( Pic's to follow later!!) School has started and now I am in the midst of finishing the final touches for my Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat at the end of the month!! I am now ready to get back to blogging.. I've missed you all!!! This weekend I am determined to get out my fall decor ( if this cold I caught doesn't keep me down :( ) so I was perusing Country Living online and thought I'd share some inspirational pics with you!! Halloween will be here before you know it!!