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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.



  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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

  6. Great idea! It looks great.

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

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


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

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

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

  12. 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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