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DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash

Welcome friends! We are back with another monthly Furniture Refresh Challenge.  I am sharing a fun DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash.

Chalkboard

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This is such a great challenge that we really look forward to.

Be sure to check out the other projects below. I am always amazed at the level of creativity from this group of lovely ladies!

Furniture Refresh DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash Our Crafty Mom

If you have visited here before, you all know how much I love a good roadside find.

I have embarrassed my daughter many times slamming on the brakes when I see something on the side of the road-almost causing whiplash!

This mirror was no exception. We were visiting family in NY and this baby was left by the trash!

Now, when you first see it you understand why. The mirror is completely broken in half and the frame has some damage, however, the molding and detail is just stunning!

Here is the before:

DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash Our Crafty Mom

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I know, pretty bad, but you see the potential right? Check this beauty out now:

Chalkboard

 

DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash

Supplies

Sometimes when there are imperfections in furniture it is best to just roll with it, rather than try to repair it.

As, my wood repair skills are limited to wood glue, I decided to add Saltwash to my paint to cover up the cracks in the wood.  

You can purchase Saltwash here.

Furniture Refresh DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash Our Crafty Mom

I mixed Saltwash with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint in everlasting. It’s a perfect shade of white.

Next I gave the entire piece a heavy coat and let it sit overnight. The peaks in the paint is exactly what I was going for:

Furniture Refresh DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash Our Crafty Mom

The ribbon details at the top of the mirror looked very feminine to me, so I decided to make this for a little girl’s room.

Therefore, I went with a beautiful soft pink by DecoArt Called Innocence. I just gave it a light wash of the pink.

Next, I disposed of the broken mirror and painted the back insert with gray chalkboard paint. It is my first time using gray Chalkboard paint and I love it!

I felt the gray would be softer with the pink.  Because this is a very large mirror, I felt it needed something in the center.  

I created a stencil using my Cricut Explore Air™ machine . I just used chalk, so it can wiped off and changed out.

 

I love pieces that are versatile and the possibilities are endless with this beautiful chalkboard-how about adding a frilly banner, or hang a wreath on it?  

How would you decorate this chalkboard?

Don’t forget to check out projects from the other bloggers participating in this fun challenge. Check out all the before pics here:

Furniture Refresh DIY Mirror Turned Chalkboard With Saltwash Our Crafty Mom

 

Here are the links so you can see the afters-you will be blown away!

Michelle James Designs
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Krystel @ Planning The Magic

Monday 14th of November 2016

I can't believe you got that for free. What a great find! I think any DIY furniture is so fantastic

Sarah Bailey

Sunday 13th of November 2016

We just recently got a new home and I think this would make a great addition! So adorable.

TColeman

Sunday 13th of November 2016

This looks like it would be easy enough that I could do it. Thanks for showing it!

Robin Rue

Sunday 13th of November 2016

I would love something like this in my kitchen. Too cute!

Krystle Cook

Sunday 13th of November 2016

This is so cute and a great idea. I need to give this a try!