Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thursday's Theme - {Old School}

Don't chalkboards just say, "old school" to you?
When I was a kid, I loved being assigned the job of
banging the chalkboard erasers together to get some of the
dust out of them - it got me out of class and outdoors, where I really wanted to be.
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Once again, I've been working on chalkboard projects recently.
These aren't your usual "hang it on the wall" chalkboards though.

First up, I got a old wooden folding card table at an auction.
The table was pretty worn, so I lightly sanded it,
just enough to remove some of the loose varnish.
I wasn't going for a perfectly smooth surface,
because I wanted the table to have an old school, worn finish. 
I repainted the top with chalkboard paint.
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 The top had some chipped areas and a small section where the
surface wood had rippled, so I just distressed those parts, along with the edges.
That really helped make it look like it has been used for years in a classroom.
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 Other than freshening the sides and legs up with some stain and sealer,
I left the original finish the same, because it is wonderfully aged.
It sold quickly in my Etsy shop.
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I also created a smaller wooden chalkboard folding table.
I painted it with CCC (CeCe Caldwell) paint on the edges
and legs and did chalkboard paint on the top.
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I love the shape of the top.
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I've got another chalkboard style project I'll be sharing with you
tomorrow, but you can't use chalk to write on it.
You'll find out what you can do with it tomorrow!

Blessings,
Angie



13 comments:

  1. Love that old card table. Very nice detail...glad you left it rough.

    Pat

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  2. The card table looks great, and it does look like it was always that way. Cant wait to see whats next!

    Jan

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  3. LOVE your Chalkboards, Angie. I have a couple old card tables, but none with a wooden top. Great idea and looks really good.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  4. Love the idea to make the tabletop a chalkboard! I can see why it sold so quickly! I found a fun little chalkboard today, that I want to use in my kitchen!

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  5. What a great idea--I have seen that in a kids restaurant...they can sit and draw while waiting for their food :)

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  6. I love chalkboards-I have them all over my house. Yours are very fun!!
    Susan

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  7. I love the sound of good quality chalk on a real slate board. I can hear it now. Just don't pull your fingernails down it, I'd have to go temporarily insane.

    Bliss

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  8. Love your big table... those edges are lovely! :)

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  9. cool chalk boards..especially love the card table.

    hugs and blessings
    barb

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  10. I love how you gave the larger table a makeover. No wonder it sold so fast.

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  11. That card table turned out amazingly well! Nice work.
    -Revi

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  12. cute tables angie! love the old card table.

    gail

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  13. I love chalkboard paint! And how perfect for your tables!

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