The other day my friend Rachael and I had a little craft/ shopping day! We found some fun things at the "schoolhouse" sale which my friend Pam puts on every year. It is full of vintage pieces that have been re-covered or painted.
First, I found this fun frame!
Then I headed to Lowes to get some chalkboard paint and needed to get some board cut to fit the frame. I took the frame in and then asked a guy there if he could cut this massive piece of board for me. The board only cost $6.00 and they cut it for me which was a huge plus and no extra charge.. The chalkboard paint cost $12.00 and the frame $20.00.
Ta-Da! Finished product. What do you think?
This is now hanging in my kitchen that was once a blank wall.
I then found this fun vase with bright orange flowers and added it to my mantle. It was marked down half off at the schoolhouse dale and it came with the flowers! I think it was $20.
I was excited for a small change on the mantle.
Then Rachael found this great little window at the sale. I believe she paid $12.00 for it, which was a steal. I had the idea to paint and distress it for her. So she found some cream colored paint on clearance at Lowes which cost about $4.00 and she also bought a sandpaper scrubber so we could distress it!
taping the edges
And distressed! This was my first time to distress something and man it was hard work.
But I think it turned out great!
We had such a blast having a craft day and adding some relatively cheap pieces to our homes!
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