Hey, y'all! If you've followed along here for a while now, you know that I am not above getting "treasures" out of my neighbors' trash to transform. (Remember the bench I saved from the trash?) My husband will actually tell me now if he sees something I might want instead of trying to divert my attention. We've come a long way... Recently, I saw a pile of wood that was some type of cabinet doors or a wooden screen. I saw some potential in the junk and got my husband to bring it home. I was able to totally transform one of the pieces.
I started with this whatchamacallit.
I wiped it down with a cloth, sanded it, and wiped it down again.
I used Martha Stewart chalkboard paint on the center of the piece. I taped off the edges with painter's tape and applied several coats following the directions on the paint bottle. When that was thoroughly dry, I taped off the inside and sealed the outside edges with a coat of Polycrylic. Then I had to condition the chalkboard paint.
The chalkboard paint bottle directs you to rub a layer of chalk over the entire painted surface before writing on it. After that, my trash transformation was complete.
I love the wood grain paired with the black chalkboard.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this makeover! It feels good to save something from the trash. :)