Monday, February 3, 2014

When Is a Door Not a Door?

 Good Morning

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.




Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Willa, you did a great job, I love the colors, soft, muted, but still there.

I haven't tried milk paint for years since it has become so popular again...but I have played around with ASCP, and love it.


Patty Sumner said...

I love it!! I especially love the definition of grace being on it... how blessed we are...getting what we do not deserve... Great project.. I am going to paing a mirror...possibly today into a chalkboard.... Blessings!

BumbleBeeLane said...

It tuened out wonderful. There is a man at the antique mall that uses the milk paint and sells it. I think it ruins the look of the pieces but then maybe it's just the pieces he uses them on or his technique. I'd try it on a small project first. Warm Blessings ! Amy

Raggedy Creations said...

I like it. Turned out great.


Cozy Little House said...

I haven't seen any of the milk paint yet, or tried any of the paints the bloggers talked about.

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

You don't need no stinkin' milk paint because this turned out just great!! You did a wonderful job with the distressing. I love it. And yes we're so blessed to receive his grace we can never be worthy of it.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this Willa! Turned out awesome.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandi Allen

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

It turned out so lovely Willa! Deb

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