Saturday, June 30, 2012

No More Reflection!

After oohing and ahhing at all the nifty chalkboard paint projects out in blogland I decided to take the plunge and do a little copycatting.

 So, I started with this.....
And some of this......
Then I did a little of this.....

And presto! changeo! drum roll please........
I ended up with THIS!!!!!!


Oh how I love the results and here is something else I love, love love:

Wal Mart Mirror $16.97
ChalkBoard Pant $  4,99
Total:  $21.96!!!

I have to say this was one of the easiest and most professional looking projects I have ever done!

How cool that you can do this over a mirror or any type of glass for that matter?  Think of all the picture frames and outdated prints a person has laying around the house - what a great recycling project.  Can't you just see a series of 5X7 frames chalkboard painted with your family name or your child's name?  Now, I want to chalkboard paint everything! (But I will show restraint - less is more with something like this! But....but....but.....(yes, I am whining!).

I came across a great quote for my first message, since this is at the entrance of our family room: "Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!"  It will be fun to change the quotes to fit the moments/seasons of our lives.

Wishing you happiness,
Jane

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33 comments:

  1. I had no idea that a product like that existed! I've used chalkboard paint that you brush on, but didn't know you could use the spray paint version over glass or mirror! Wow! That makes my brain start ticking with ideas now too. Love how yours turned out. Love the price even better. Makes me wonder how stores like Ballard's think they can sell there chalkboards for so much!

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  2. I've used the brush on paint before too, but omg! This spray paint is beyond words fabulous! It has such a smooth finish and no drips. And you are right, how do Ballards, etc. charge so much for the same thing (basically!) I know - I want to chalkboard everything now - I won't, but I want to! Lol. Thanks for the visit!

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  3. very cool. did u paint over the glass?

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    1. I did! Just scuffed it up with sandpaper, cleaned and BAM! Done. :)

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    2. Jane, did you scuff the mirror before spray painting it or after? I sprayed painted a mirror and it came out great and love it but it's somewhat rough. Was yours rough?

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  4. Using an old mirror was a good idea since it is already framed. I didn't realize you could use the chalk paint on glass! Thanks for the idea!

    Jessika @ Refresh.Renew.Restyle
    www.refreshrenewrestylediy.blogspot.com

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  5. The spray paint I used stated it could be used on glass.

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  6. This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com I am a fellow "newbie" over at Debbiedoos. I love this project! You got a deal on that spray paint. When I priced it at Hobby Lobby it was over $10! It looks great!

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  7. Thanks Melissa! I bought the paint at True Value Hardware.

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  8. Great makeover - I also posted a chalkboard - but used a brush
    Love yours -
    Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thanks Suzan! Stopped over by you and am following - super blog!

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  9. I had no idea you could use chalkboard paint over the mirror. I thought you'd have to take it out! I love this idea--especially when people put the board to the side of a buffet with the menu. I really like your idea of making little sizes. Why hadn't thought of that but it's perfect for me!

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  10. Great proejct. I love the frame so sharp. You did a fantastic job. Visiting from Newbie party.

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  11. Love it!What a great idea. So glad I stopped by from Debbiedoos.

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    1. Thanks Pam! Stopped over by you and am following - you have a terrific blog!

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  12. Your chalkboard looks great! I've been pulling my hair out trying to use the homemade version of chalkboard paint, but can't get the lumps out, so of course my boards keep coming out lumpy. I think I need to give up and go buy some spray!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I absolutely recommend this spray paint - it just goes on so effortlessly. Smooth and even.

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  13. Love it! Didn't know you could use chalkboard paint on a mirror. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Joselyn! Yeah,I checked and double checked that can, and it definitely say you can use it on glass/mirror. The finish is so even and smooth - love!

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  14. Wow, your chalkboard is gorgeous! I love the frame! If you had not told me I would have thought it was vintage. Thank you for visiting and following my blog.
    Your newest follower,
    Kathleen

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    1. Oh thanks Kathleen, how sweet of you to say! And I have to admit, the chalkboard paint did do wonders to that cheapy WalMart mirror!

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  15. I can relate, when I fisrt did a chalkboard, I wanted to just run around and chalkboard everything. LOL. Luckily, hubby hid the paint from me so I couldn't. It is fun to transform stuff though, huh. It loooks great!

    Stop by and say hi when ya get a chance!

    Hugs, Angie

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    1. Thanks Angie - I am on my way over now!

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  16. It turned out lovely! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Kristen's Creations. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! I'll be there! :)

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  17. It's super pretty. I love me a pretty chalk board ;) Come on over and link up at Hearts&Homes on mercyinkblog.com! link party open through friday at 12.
    blessings,
    lauren@mercyink

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Tried to link up but something went haywire,,,,I will try next week for sure,

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  18. Hey there from your newest follower! I also have a chalkboard paint addiction. This one is so cute! I love your style! I nominated you for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD! Come check out the details on my blog when ya get a chance! See ya soon!
    Sheila @ http://www.blissfullyshabby.com/

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    1. Aw thanks Sheila - you are so very sweet!

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  19. Your mirror/chalkboard turned out great! I just discovered you on Debbie Dos and am your newest follower.
    When you get a chance I invite you to visit me at Decorated Chaos http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

    Jennifer

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