Chalkboard or blackboard. . . depends where you are from. . . but one thing is for sure, everyone loves them!!
So here’s the story. . . girlfriend (of the non thrifting kind) phones me and says:
She: Kerry, I’m looking out of my window and across the road on the neighbours lawn is a broken mirror. It has a sign on it that says ‘FREE’. Is that the sort of thing you look for?
Me: Hmm. . . what sort of mirror?
She: Well, it’s kind of really big and made of wood. A bedroom type of mirror, but the mirror parts not there.
Me: Okay, put the phone down. Now run over and grab that mirror before someone else does!
So, I’m expecting from her description that it is perhaps the top of a dressing table sort of mirror. . .
and then she walks in with this.
What a score!! A cheval mirror – minus the mirror of course. I was ecstatic!!
My friend is dubious. . . but she is of the non thrifting genre, so we can excuse that.
After some sanding, several coats of putty coloured paint and a good distressing. . .
Ta da. . . my new market blackboard.
Perfect for the market updates, news events and sale prices.
She comes apart for easy transportation. . . and when she’s not in use at the market, I’m sure I’ll find lots of places to put her around the house.
Here’s a little tip for you too: to clean a blackboard pour half a cup of vinegar into a bucket of warm water and wash with a squeegee.
I’ll be partying with these girls all week. Make sure you check them out for inspiring creative ideas.
This weeks studio news:
Last week of my 20th Anniversary sale. Buy 3 patterns and get a 4th pattern FREE. Get your Christmas patterns now at Woodberry Designs.
Thank you for the fantastic response to my new book last week. To find out more about ‘The Creative Mumpreneur: how to take your craft addiction from the kitchen table to creative business’ click here.
woo hoo. . . one week until Simply Christmas starts. Become a follower of the Shabby Art Boutique so you don’t miss all the fun.
Until next time, I’ll be in the studio.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne