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Monday, September 23, 2013

Antique Farm House Inspired DIY Chalkboard Door Art

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Good Monday to you! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. I'm finally getting my feet back on the ground and doing a few simple projects around The French Farm House.


Nothing earth shattering... or difficult. Just a few things to make this house feel a bit more like home....like this DIY chalkboard door art which was inspired by this sign that I found on Pinterest, from Antique Farm House


I decided to use up the last of the Rustoleum chalkboard paint left over from the 12 foot chalkboard for my studio that I built at our former home.


This project is super easy, super fast (my favorite type of project these days), and makes a big statement (literally) in under an hour!

I primed the door frame and then painted it with Benjamin Moore Advance. I've used Advance on several projects around the farmhouse that you'll be seeing shortly and I have to say, I LOVE it!  Then, I painted the inset panels of the door using chalkboard paint.


After the paint was dry, I got out my white chalk, sketched the letters, and filled them in. That's it.

I realized today that when I feel like I've made no progress at all and that I have nothing to show you,  I should probably go back and look at the photos that I took on the day that we took possession of The French Farm House. Like this one....of the breezeway.


Below is a photo of how it looks today after I spray painted the housing on the ceiling fan oiled bronze, caulked the daylights out of all of the wood trim and then painted it with Benjamin Moore Advance which was color matched to Restoration Hardware "Slate", stripped the brick and finally got the ceiling white (after a coat of stain blocker and three  coats of ceiling white).


Granted, the space is only about 9 feet by 12 feet and I've still got window treatments to make and more than a little organizing to do, but I guess that I have made some progress.

   ...And I'm doing my best to live by the words in my DIY chalkboard door art...

                                                                                                                                  every. single. day!

Kimberly