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Project by rivergirl posted 06-08-2011 09:21 PM 2934 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These chalk boards were made from trim Rosettes generously provided to me by my l/j friend Charles (Helluvawreck). The dimensions are approximately 222X24 inches or something like that. :) The side pieces are pine 1X4. A Kreg jig was used to connect the rosettes to the side pieces. The inside panel is painted first with flat black paint, then chalkboard paint. The frame is painted in layers and the finish is distressed- sanded then a final coat of dark stain (wipe on wipe off) applied.

THANK YOU CHARLES!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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degoose

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 10:09 PM

2 many 2’s…
the distressed look really makes this attractive.

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 10:11 PM

Now to draw the portraits of the family members in these ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 06-08-2011 10:36 PM

watch out martha

kelly is taking over

very well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 06-08-2011 10:38 PM

LOL David! You make me laugh! I sold all this stuff- it’s all gone already. I need to make some more. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 06-08-2011 10:53 PM

You have the distressed down pat. These look older than the old ones ! Very NICE .

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 06-08-2011 10:58 PM

Awesome project again! Again, they are really COOL!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 06-08-2011 11:06 PM

Where do you get all those ideas?

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 06-08-2011 11:14 PM

GM- I just use what I have. I hope for new ideas. Sometimes the well runs dry, and sometimes I am just too hot and old and tired to work any more. ;0

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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learnin2do

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#9 posted 06-14-2011 06:42 AM

That is some mighty nice work for a girl who measures in “something like that”s! Those do look really good!

-- christine

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 06-14-2011 05:45 PM

Yeah- well close counts . :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 06-14-2011 05:48 PM

these are really cool!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 06-14-2011 07:50 PM

These chalk boards really look great, Kelly. I mean to tell you that you have those finishes down pat. We loved the coasters that you sent us. After I took ‘em out of the box and showed them to my wife, Claire, she took ‘em and put them right in our den. She said that she loved the finish and looked old. You were very kind to send us those. I’m fixin to make 300 for someone else – maybe a house not sure. However, I’ll send you another batch real soon because it looks like you are going to need them. Your work is looking better every time I see something new and it also seems that your creativity is flowing quite well also. God Bless and keep up the great work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 06-15-2011 10:38 PM

You are too much Charles. :) Thank you! Glad your wife liked the coasters. :) I sent the beachy colors because you live in the south. If she would prefer a different color- black, brown, red, mustard etc. just let me know and I will send them to you. :) Manitario- you can build one for your office. :) Easy stuff.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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