Saturday, January 7, 2012

Postcard Chalkboard

THANK YOU to all who voted!!!  I made it through week one!  Please remember to vote again this coming week!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be part of this competition! Yay! I had a hard time deciding on which image to use from
The Graphics Fairy{she has GREAT stuff!}, and what exactly I wanted to do with the image...believe me people, this kept me up at night and when I did sleep, I even dreamed about this first week! I finally decided to use the beautiful vintage postcards from all over the world.

I started with a chalkboard that I had made. It was originally yellow and I messed up one end and put the molding upside down. Yeah, I really did. Then I spray painted it white and smothered it in silver glitter blast. I thought covering it with vintage postcards would cover my mistake and look pretty awesome! After applying the postcards with Modge Podge, I distressed it with a Martha Stewart metallic glaze.
A close up of the details.  I made sure to crease the paper in all the grooves of the molding and topped it off with some jute to give it a finished, vintage look. 

This chalkboard would be awesome in a little boy's vintage travel/map theme bedroom.  I just love the look of the vintage postcards!  I would be so grateful if you voted for my project!  Good luck to all the girls :)

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  1. This also turned out great! I am your newest follower :-)

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    1. Thank you Shannon! I am now your newest follower too :)

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