Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another Fun Find at my Favorite Thriftique!!

I just couldn't wait to show yall  this very cool, chalkboard.  I found it at Bon marche Goodwill!!  Pssst.........it cost a cool $5.00! Yip, Yip, Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

It was very, very, dog ugly.  The board was green and the wood tray portion was brown.  It was trashed.  I was so excited to transform it that I forgot to take a before picture.


I cleaned it up, well blew off the dust, ok?
Sprayed on some chalkboard black paint and
then painted the rest white.
See the little hooks at the top?  It will be easy to hang.

I'm going to put it in my sewing room.
It would also be great in a mudroom or at the backdoor entry
for family notes and messages.

Isn't it great?

~~hugs~~


42 comments:

Gerry said...

I luv it!

Cathy said...

Sooooooo cute!!!Love it!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

The Tattered Cottage said...

Sissie -
What a great find! It is lovely now that it has received your special touch :)
Toni

Linda said...

I'm soooo glad you got that DUST off:) With your help...she sure is looking PRUDY!!!

Blessings,
Linda

trash talk said...

I love chalkboards and yours is a dandy!
Debbie

Treasia Stepp said...

What a find. It turned out very cute.

Amy Kinser said...

Love it Sissie. You did a good job.

Jane said...

You have a great eye Sissie. The chalkboard sounded pretty bad before your makeover...looks wonderful now.
Jane

Julie said...

What a great find and redo project. Perfect!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hey Sissie
You know what I was thinking about those waffle towels...You can iron on those monograms you find in the fabric store. KNow the ones Im talking about? They would look great too~

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Sissie,
Another very cool thrift find! I just read your last couple of posts & all I can say is...the silver is sweet but that smile is BeauTiFul!!! Lisa

Rebecca said...

I found an amazing Shabby Chic Chalkboard for $100 at an Antique Mall. I love the great frame, etc. But...I'm waiting for it to go on sale! :) Aren't they just GREAT?

Love to you~

Rebecca

GypsyNurse said...

Sissie.. great job! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

vintage frenchhen said...

As usual...Adorable, Sissy! Marcia

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Can I go shopping with you? You always find the best treasures and this one is fabulous! Wonderful makeover!!

alice said...

Sissy,
Good job! It is darling! I know I got excited about my silver blog and did not take a pic of my yucky gumball machine! Oh well.
smiles, alice

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Absolutely wonderful, Sissie! I LOVE it!!!

((Hugs))
Marsha

claudie said...

OMG... we are two of a kind for sure Sissie.
Found you through your comment at Orphaned Decor in Spokane Wash. How I found her I have no idea. Strange how we meet.
I LOVE your spirit, your energy...oh and your SMILE. I can see in your pics that your beautiful face wasn't showing any teeth..and there they are!!!! You are a very happy camper, I can tell.
Now your booth, and your home are just divine to say the least. I have no idea where you are, but I'm sure it's far from me. I'm in Canada.
Yup Canada, too far right?
Well just stopped in to say hello.
Love your sweet blog and your fur babies. I have 9 of them!!!!!
Have a great week
Love Claudie
xo

Dixie said...

it's fabUlous just like you doll!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Great little find. Cleaned up nicely and will be a great addition to your sewing room. Have a great week. :) Tammy

GardenofDaisies said...

Lovely!! What kind of chalkboard spray paint did you use?

Sares said...

It looks fabulous!Aren't you lucky to have come across it and brilliant to know how to transform it!

My name is PJ. said...

You are a magical shopper, Sissie! I can't get over your finds, the prices you pay and the changes you make to turn them into treasures!

Well played! Bravo!!!

Paula said...

very cool sissie! don't you just love thrift shops!

Tracie said...

I have a love for chalkboards. When I was a kid I had one and I spent hours playing with it each week. It was one of my favorite things. Your cute-refurbished chalkboard makes me think of that. The nice part about yours is the little tray at the bottom. Very useful!

GWENDOLYN said...

Sissie,
Beautiful chalk board. I love that you can see the potential in something.. I need to work on that ..see things for what they could be.
Blessings!
Gwen

ceekay said...

It is great! I have my green chalk board from when I was a kid. I really need to do something with it...but I don't have a place to put it!

junkdreams said...

A gorgeous finished product Sissie....I just love this.....it looks like something from the pages of a Pottery Barn magazine.
Happy day!
xojanis

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, this is a great find! I love chalkboards! Not sure why...but I just do! Have a great day.
Blessings,
Debbie

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Sissie, First let me just say this - coming over here is sooo much fun and very uplifting... I enjoy coming over to see you.

Your chalkboard is cute and I can imagine the shape in was in before you did your magic. The thing I like most about it is the open storage shelf on the bottom of it.

Until next time- TaTa

Pam said...

Love your chalkboard. Goodwill is one of my favorite places to shop. The board will be lovely in a sewing room. Love the white.

Rustique Gallery said...

What a lovely idea-I remember our big green chalkboard in the hall between the kitchen and living room. We kids used it all the time-And Mom kept in touch on it too. Love your blog! Sherry

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I love it! Another beautiful creation!

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

SISSIE, THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND LETTING ME KNOW. YOUR CHALK BOARD TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL. IT'S SO FUN MAKING A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR! (THAT'S WHAT MY MOM USED TO SAY WHEN SOMEHTING WAS IMPROVED!) LOL.....AND YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE!

JUDY

Wizard of Was said...

Sissy,
Love the chalkboard! And especially love your header...just amazing! Thanks for stopping by!
Gale

Margie said...

Awesome find! You did a lovely job on it!!!

Yaya' s Changing World said...

You are a lady after my own heart. I love such finds. And what a great idea to put it in your sewing room. It might also work well near your computer. You made it look so nice.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Word Designer said...

Very nice find. Obviously, you know how to shop. You also are to be commended in your excellent eye for repair.

Wordy
Word Designer

Jodie LeJeune said...

LOVE IT!
Geez girl...you find the most awesome stuff. It's a good thing I don't live near you...we'd be serious enemies!!!!
haha!!!
everything vintage

Frippery said...

I just love Good Will! I also love your blog, just gorgeous!

Auntie Cake said...

Beautiful chalkboard! What a find!!! It will enjoy a happy life in your sewing room. My husband found me an enormous chalkboard that he rescued from the garbage, it's a favorite in our house. I can't imagine life without it.
Kate

debbie said...

DEAR SISSIE,
I JUST HAD TO STOP BY AND CONGRATULATE YOU ON WINNING DORTHE'S ANGEL DOLL...YOU ARE THE NEW MOTHER OF A GORGEOUS ANGEL...ONE OF A KIND. I LOVED THAT ANGEL SO MUCH AND YOU ARE CERTAINLY BLESSED. YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BLOG AND I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO STOP BY AND SEE ME...YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL LADY WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR.
BLESSINGS DEAR LADY TO YOU AND YOUR ANGEL
SIMPLY DEBBIE

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