This creative chalkboard makeover is to give you a little fun inspiration. It’s doubtful you will be able to replicate it because I have never seen an item quite like what I picked up at a vintage market…
This piece is the essence of why I love junk hunting. In the famous words of Forrest Gump’s mama, “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” It should be the theme verse for junk hunting. This deer photo album thingy just called my name, I love it so much! But what in the world do I do with it, because it is not staying like this!
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I decided a chalkboard makeover would do the trick so I ripped out the photo holder and cut a piece of hard board to fit the gap. Next I painted with a Decoart chalk paint in grey because a chalk type paint will stick to almost anything. The deer surround is made of a resin type product and the paint worked beautifully on it. I distressed it slightly, because I adore all things worn and well loved.
The poor little guy was missing his horns so a quick trip through the yard had him fixed up in no time. I debated painting the horns too for a more cohesive look…what do y’all think? should I go back and paint them? I can’t decide! I secured them into the existing holes with some wood adhesive. The hard board got a coat of black paint and I sealed it with a chalkboard finish paint, then put adhesive Velcro on the back so I could easily remove the chalkboard portion from the deer portion. (the gap part was very rough and not suitable to be used directly as a chalkboard) . Next I added a hanger and mounted on the wall he went. When you are shopping grab what speaks to you and then wait until a fun idea pops into your head, try paint or fabric, chalkboard or twine, anything to make it your own! Unique pieces like this make your style all YOURS! Have fun hunting friends!
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