Hello everyone! Are you still there??!
I feel like I've been gone from my "blog family" for a loooong time...even though it's only been just over a week! But while I've been away from cyberspace (does anyone still call it that?), I've been getting in lots of good visiting time with my real family and that has been fantastic!
I had hoped to post this project sometime last week, but didn't find the time to squeeze it in...
Back in my single before-there-was-a-man decorating days, I bought this cute little vanity mirror at a little boutiquey store in Banff. I've always really loved it, even though I haven't used it for quite a few years now. For any of you that have been reading along for a while now, you know that I'm trying to pick away at my stash of doesn't-work-here decorating items and repurpose them into something that works in this house! This mirror fell into that stash.
Aside from needing to tighten up some screws, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.
But I started thinking that maybe it could lead a different life now...something a little more useful.
I've often admired those little menu chalkboards that the ultimate hostesses (I'm sure Martha has one!)
use for Easter brunches, Christmas dinner, New Year's Eve buffets, etc., and I thought this could transform
into a menu board perfectly.
Now I know there's nothing overly original about that idea, but that's okay.
It's my mirror!
Being the impatient person I am, I didn't want to wait until hubby found some wood and cut it to size for me...so I just sprayed chalkboard paint right onto that mirror.
I don't know if that's a major faux pas or not, but I did it anyway. I figure if I ever change my mind
and want to use it as a mirror again, it won't cost much to have one cut to fit.
Two coats of paint gave beautiful coverage.
On a side note...how do you like the lovely bouquet of clover and dandelions that can be found in our lawn?! Purdy, huh!
(I kid. Big time kid.)
Here she is all finished.
I like her.
This was probably one of the easiest makeovers I've ever attempted.
The hardest part was waiting for the paint to cure!
Fresh rhubarb bread anyone??
Hubby said he's looking forward to coming home and checking the menu board
to see what's for supper.
I think he just likes the idea of a pre-warning...
(Hmm...McDonalds? Or stay home?)
Now I'm just gonna spend a bit of time working on my chalk penmanship...
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