Friday, February 11, 2011

Chalkboard Vases!

Ok this was seriously so much fun and super easy to do... the only hard part... being p.a.t.i.e.n.t.

I got three different size vases at the Dollar Tree and Chalkboard paint from Home Depot:
I painted in vertical strokes for the first coat.  Then waited three, count it t.h.r.e.e. hours before applying the second in horizontal strokes.  Finally, I waited an entire day before putting on the final coat.  Glossy finish before drying:
Are we liking the Michael's newspaper?  Ok just had to throw that in.  :)
The waiting got even worse.  I waited three WHOLE DAYS before painting on red frames/designs and once those were dry, it was chalking time!!!  Man was I excited.  And when I'm happy, my household is happy.

I made them "Valentine-ish", cause you know, duh, isn't everyone doing V-day stuff right now?  LOL  You better believe I will be changing these up constantly.
I want to give a HUGE thank you to Domestically Speaking for the project idea.  I ADORE my new multi-purpose vases.
Linking up to:

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  1. Love your version with the red!!! Super cute :)

  2. These are too fun, and I love the red touches. You definitely have more patience than me, you know I would've been trying to write on them before they were ready! :-) Adorable, thanks so much for linking them up!

  3. Great idea! I like how you can change it up.

  4. Those are so cute!! I love the red touch. My daughter just asked me last week if she could have a vase of flowers in her room...this is perfect idea! Thank-you.

  5. That is an awesome idea! I love it- thanks for the follow- right back at ya!

  6. These are adorable. I really need to try this. You did a great job - love the addition of the red! Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink a couple of weeks ago! I am a new follower.
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  7. That's a great idea! I never thought about chalkboard vases! I'm going to try this.

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