Thursday, September 26, 2013

Painted Frame and Distressed Chalkboard

I wanted my frame, and chalkboard to look like they started life together long ago.




Sorry, but once again, I whipped through this before I thought about a before.  The frame what originally white.




I used the homemade paint recipe from the Farragoz course. I just kept mixing, and experimenting with different shades until I got the look I wanted.  I used gold for the highlights, and distressed the finish.

The chalkboard is an older chalkboard that I aged further with a sanding sponge.




The vintage iron stems in the foreground were my inspiration for the distressing.




I think I like it.





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32 comments:

  1. Sooooooooooo beautiful, Rosemary. But, of course, I love everything you do!

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  2. Once again you triumped!

    Well done, looks awesome.

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  3. Hey pretty Rosemary, I totally love this frame, it's sooo me! I always say you're one talented gal! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  4. Wow! Your distressing a chalkboard is the first I have ever seen and it is amazing. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  5. You know how to make things look old but authentic better than anyone.

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  6. Beautiful! love the concept of a distressed chalkboard.

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  7. I love it, Rosemary! I love the aged look to it, too. It makes sense to age the chalkboard, too, because I don't think something "new" or "fresh" looking would have worked as well with the frame. Nicely done!

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  8. And I love it! Perfect patina and I love that you distressed the blackboard too.

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  9. Looks just like your touch on it

    if I would see it at a sale I would know it's yours LOL

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  10. ...amazing Rosemary, this is one superb piece, thank you for sharing your inspiring work, visiting here lifts my spirits...Mel:)x

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  11. You are truly amazing and this is so beautiful!! These pieces look so old and look like they belong together!! Hope all is well.

    Cynthia

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  12. Wow,I never thought about trying to age the actual chalkboard before.....was yours already in the frame or did you insert it? Absolutely love it!

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  13. It looks BEAUTIFUL and as if it has been around for many years. Unlike my freshly painted chalkboard that looks boringly brand new and unused, lol.

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  14. These look really, really lovely together and yes, they look as if they've always been that way. Your new paint techniques are wonderful.

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  15. I love looking at your creations. They are my style. Great move on sanding the chalkboard. Are you going to sell it or keep it? what would you charge? Karen






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  16. Rosemary, the frame is beautifully distressed. I have started the Farragoz course and I am loving it. I am looking forward to finishing the long line of frames and tables I have ready to makeover.

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  17. I think I like it too. Your vision was definitely achieved.

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  18. Sounds like you are being inspired and enjoying the Farragoz course Rosemary. I love the paint effects you have employed so far. I was disappointed to pass up an opportunity to do the course too due to our new business. You fill me with envy :)

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  19. How gorgeous this turned out. You have aged your blackboard to perfection and the frame is exquisite. They do look like they started life together many moons ago.

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  20. Gosh, this looks like something I'd find in a Paris flea market! I'd love for you to share it today at Stylish Friday Finds link party!
    Have a stylish day!
    Karen
    http://astylishinterior.com

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  21. Looks fabulous. I'm a sucker for chalkboards. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/09/fridays-five-features-no-10.html

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  22. You did a beautiful job creating a vintage looking patina!
    xx
    Anne

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