Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chalk This One Up To a Mistake

Remember the mirror I used for my hall tree?  I said it had been a mistake mirror, one that I had messed up while sanding the frame.  The mistake mirror was just right for the hall tree, and the frame was calling to become a chalkboard.
 The piece of masonite that backed the mirror was perfect for chalkboard paint.
 The frame had originally been painted black, which wasn't going to work with the black chalkboard paint.
 Some fun turquoise paint, some sanding and stain made a mistake marvelous.
What have you made from a mistake?
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18 comments:

  1. Ha! A mistake! lol Looks great now! I actually posted today about a mantel that I just fixed after making the mistake of painting it awful colors for my daughter's room. My life is full of them....nothing that a little paint won't fix! :)

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  2. Oh definitely! But I do love your mistake. The color is great.

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  3. Wow, what a gorgeous mistake! Love the layers of color on the frame!

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  4. love your chalkboard becky! (great title for your post too)
    I'm itching to make a chalkboard, it's been way too long!
    gail

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  5. I love chalkboard and I love the color of the one you made here! I would have to say that the MAJORITY of my best projects come about because I made a mistake or screwed them up somewhere along the line. LOL!

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  6. Becky; Mistakes don't get any better than that...I love it. I'm your newest follower. Would love for you to follow back. Heather
    PS. Thanks for your comments on my Console Spray Paint Makeover.

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  7. love love love the turquoise! it's so darling!!! (I also love chalkboard anything) very cute!

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  8. I call that a "happy accident"...happens all the time here :) Chat soon, Laurel

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  9. Love it! I made the same mistake last week! I painted over a pic that I thought was a print with chalkboard paint. After the first coat I realized it was an actual painting!! You could see the strokes through the chalkboard paint! So I turned it over and painted the other side, lol. Going to post mine soon! Love the green/teal frame.
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  10. Looks great, love repurposing! Love the color too.

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  11. Your chalkboard is fabulous! Love, love the frame!!

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  12. Hmmm, you got me thinking now. I don't know that I ever was on task enough to think of how to reuse a mistake, unless it was dinner! Decorating mistakes I probably just lived with, but that was before....... of course now when I have a opps, I'll be saying WWBD...."what would bloggers do?".

    ~Bliss~
    BlissRanch.blogspot.com

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  13. THis is a beautiful mistake! I love the colors...and actually had the mistake recently - broken mirror becomes chalkboard frame...Love it!

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  14. I love your mistake! It's fabulous! What a great color! Come show this off at my place!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS You could win a $5 Starbucks card for it! :)
    http://chattychics.com/2012/01/17/need-inspiration-wild-wednesdays/

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  15. Oh wow, if we can all make mistakes like yours, it's beautiful!

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  16. I love the color of the frame and the distressed look of it! Glad I found your blog!

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  17. What a gorgeous mistake... that frame is calling my name! I'm putting your chalkboard in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

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  18. What a wonderful mistake! Great job! Love the frame color. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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