Hi everyone! Last summer I picked up a vintage bulletin board/chalkboard combo that seemed pretty handy, but it screamed 1970’s. Yeah, it needed a makeover–bad. I tend to go pretty conservative with most paint projects because items are easier to sell when they’re in neutral, antique whites, taupes, and grays. This project seemed to call for antique white chalk paint with some distressing and clear, rather than dark wax. You’ll have to let me know what you think.
Whoever’s home it ends up in, I think it will be very handy, and it will work with farmhouse or shabby chic home decor beautifully.
See what I mean about the terrible 70’s finish? Medium [bleh] brown with darkened edges/corners. You may enjoy reading about another piece or two with similar finishes: Pedestal Stand Frame and Jewelry Box makeovers.
But it’s nothing a little homemade antique white chalk paint couldn’t handle.
Followed by some distressing.
And one coat of clear wax.
And some buffing.
Some antique and vintage trinkets help create the final look. I always like to have a supply of smaller items like these for completing various displays around the house. In my workroom I have a shelf set aside for storing decorations like these.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I enjoyed sharing my makeover with you. I know if you’d like to give it a try, you’ll have no problem finding a similar item at a garage sale or thrift store. Send me a photo via facebook of your final result–I’d LOVE to see it!
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