March 08, 2013

Saloon Door to Message Picture Board

Every time I see these doors it makes me think back to the western movies my grandma loves to watch. When you could hear their boots hitting the creaky wood floor and the cowboys deep voice. :) Anyways, I picked these up a while back at the thrift store and was just waiting for that ah ha moment!

I decided they were light enough to hang on a wall for a chalkboard. I just thought it needed something else besides just being a chalk board. So I added the small clothes so pictures or art work could be hung from it! Also, added a drawer pull to the message board to hold the chalk! I painted one side in Coco, wanted to go more neutral for the show this weekend. I distressed and then applied a coat of dark wax.  I just can't get enough of the color coco!  I even painted the drawer pull.

Isn't that lamp shade awesome??  More on that next week.  I love the saying on the chalk board, it is shortened from this amazing quote by Jim Valvano "To me, there are three things we all should do every day.  We should do this every day of our lives.  Number one is laugh.  You should laugh every day.  Number two is think.  You should spend some time in thought.  And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy.  But think about it, if you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day.  That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."

I decided to paint the other one in Old White and distress it in the dark stain too.  That dark stain is really starting to grow on me.  I have used it so much my fingernails are coated in it too! :)  

Well I better go finish getting ready for our show this weekend.
Hope you guys have a fun creative weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! love the chalk holder too... good idea!