Monday, February 3, 2014
When Is a Door Not a Door?
It was a warm weekend...well, warm compared to the frigid weather we've been having. The temps made it into the 40's and 50's, melting off some of the snow we received a couple of weeks ago. But, snow is on the way again.
So, when is a door not a door? When it's a chalkboard. Well, realistically, it's still a door, a door that's been repurposed.
A previous post told the story of this door, I won't mention it again but I will tell you how much I love the milk paint finishes I've seen on different blogs. I want to try it on a surface and see up close and personal what it looks like, does the finish really look that good in real time, I want to see for myself.
But...I didn't use it on this door because I was having a stay at home day when I painted it; you know, those days when you don't want to leave the house because you've been working all week outside the home. Instead, I used regular old acrylic paint.
These are the steps I used:
1) primed the door.
2) painted 2 coats of chalkboard paint on the inside surface
3) painted 1 coat of antique green on the frame
4) painted 2 light coats of a bluish gray over the green
I let the paint dry overnight, then sanded and scraped the top coat down to the green and in areas to the ordinal brown stain.
Once I was satisfied with the sanding and scraping I added 2 coats of a matte finish to the frame.
I hand lettered with regular chalk.
Somewhere around here is another door from the entertainment center. I hope to find it and try out some milk paint.