Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Working On the Empty Shelves



Remember my problem in my upstairs hall? After taking down all of the family photos because we are selling our house, I didn't have anything to put on the shelves. So that's what I've been working on.






 I went in the attic and found a couple of frames that I purchased a long time ago. I bought a couple like the one on the left at Walmart on sale-  I think they were $2.00 several years ago.

I went to my paint shelf in the garage and had some green spray paint and painted the frame.

I also had some Rust-oleum chalkboard paint from way back when. I had to stir it up really good.

Mr F cut a piece of backing to replace the glass in the frame. We had the backing leftover from another project. I painted it with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.

And this is how it turned out. I have to give credit for the inspiration to Amanda over at The Hand Me Down House. I also printed an R for the small frame.
My total cost for these two frames was zero, zip, nada. 

I have a few more things I am working on for the shelves, but I will tell you about them later.

Pam
 

12 comments:

  1. Ooh! I like the choice of chalkboard frame. And what a lovely quote! I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

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  2. Looking good! That's a great idea! You should leave a little message for the prospective buyers, like "Welcome, to your new home". LOL! I like what you have done so far and cannot wait to see the rest of it.

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  3. Sailing Simply just took the words right out of my mouth. I thought it would be sweet for you to leave the little message board for the future owners.

    I really like the idea of keeping a little board and a piece of chalk handy so that family members can leave each other messages too.

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  4. Fantastic idea. How was your trip to Ikea? Pretty overwhelming right:)?

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  5. They turned out wonderful! Don't ya just love being able to "shop your home" and come up with fun things to create!

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  6. Awww! Thanks so much, Pam! I LOOOOVE how it turned out! That green is just awesome! :) Thanks so much for the shout out!!

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  7. lovely idea...Pam its really trash to treasure...

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  8. This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

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  9. So darling. There is no end to chalk board paint's use!!

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  10. I just stumbled on your blog and wow, I love it.

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  11. It looks great and I love those shelves. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I hope you can join again this week.

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