Sunday, November 17, 2013

Canvas Print to Chalk Board

Hello Friends,
I am working on getting some of the Mediterranean accents out of our Dining and Living room.

I had this very large canvas with an Italian landscape print that I have been  really sick of for a while now...but I loved the shape of the canvas and it really looked great on top of my giant Schrank.
So it hit me the other day...Cover it with CHALK PAINT!!!!!
I know, I know...just what the world needs...another chalk board...lol
Goodbye Toscana...here comes the black paint....
 I made sure to prime the board with chalk after it dried
 I used a stencil for the design (forgot to take a picture of that part, sorry....)
 A quick BEFORE AND AFTER
The Schrank is such an elegant piece (the only elegant piece of furniture in the entire house) and the chalk board has quite the opposite look , but I think that's why it works??? What do you guys think? I love to hear from you all! Thanks so much for keeping up with my "Little Brags".
Christine

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61 comments:

  1. I may be posting this twice, but my previous comment said that I think the chalboard looks more elegant and less staged than the other. Good job

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    1. Pati, thanks so much....just what I needed to hear!

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  2. Looks great! Don't you LOVE chalkboard paint??

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    1. Hi Laurel, this is actually the first time I ever used chalk board paint for a project. I really did like it a lot....dried really fast too!!! Thanks fir the sweet comment

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  3. Nice contrast to the formal piece. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. Thanks so much Mary...I saw you changed your blog design. Will have to give that a closer look sometime this week when I get more cought up on my bloggy reading...lol

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  4. I love it. And I think you are right about the contrast...that really makes it work.

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    1. Thank ya Miss Donna, I was a bit worried, but I really do like it.....just need to find some more pillows and accessories to pull everything together now,.....next project...lol

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  5. Hi Laurel, this is actually the first time I ever used chalk board paint for a project. I really did like it a lot....dried really fast too!!! Thanks fir the sweet comment

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  6. I always feel a little green with envy when you show your Schrank. The change to the black accents its beauty.

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    1. Thanks sooo much Donna.....I used to hate the Schrank, but it was given to me when I got married (its a Family piece)....but through the years I made piece with it....lol.

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  7. looks great Christine! I have a few canvasses that need a new look...thanks for the inspiration!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  8. It looks great. The new stenciled chalkboard looks like it was made to live there on your cabinet. Would you be willing to share this post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-14/

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life
    www.abrightandbeautifullife.com

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  9. Such an improvement. Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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  10. Love the chalkboard, love the stencil, love them together too!

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  11. I think it looks great! The stencils are an elegant design, which I think ties in perfectly with the Schrank. Love the whole display!

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  12. What a great way to update that picture! It looks great :)

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  13. It looks super, such a great idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping by -- and I do like your cabinet very much!

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  15. Christine what a great idea! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  16. That looks awesome! Great idea to paint it. The canvas is a perfect shape for that piece of furniture. Now it looks completely different.

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    1. Thanks so much Holly, I was waiting for your input!!!!!

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  17. Great idea, love how it turned out. It really changes that space.

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  18. What a great idea- never saw chalkboard done on canvas and love the addition of the stencil!

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    1. Christina, thanks so much for leaving me some comment luv!

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  19. I love the way you painted out that canvas and how great it looks on the gorgeous piece of furniture! Great job and thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  20. There's no such thing as too much chalkboard :) I love this idea and think I'm going to have to do it to this Monet canvas I've had for probably 10 years. Thanks for the great idea!

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  21. Christine, I really like the new look! Isn't it amazing as something as simple as that can totally change the look of the room? I have not heard of the word Schrank. Is it another word for buffet? Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann, a Schrank is a German word for a large hutch like this. I am originally from Germany and this piece came with me when I moved here. Thanks so much for the sweet comment

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  22. I love that you took a painted canvas and transformed it into a chalkboard canvas. I created chalkboard Christmas canvases just today (http://trappeddesigner.blogspot.com/2013/11/diy-chalkboard-christmas-canvases-in.html). Brilliant minds think alike :)

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

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  23. LOVE this! What a cool piece of art you just made! Im a lover of the chalk paint as well.Im loving the way you put it all together and the contrast the candles give to the chalk canvas.

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    1. Deidre, thanks so much for the sweet comment and the visit.....It was a daring thing to try but I am happy with the result too....totally changes the look which is what I was after!!!

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  24. You are very creative. Thanks for joining 4 seasons blog hop. Cheers.

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  25. Hi Tasha, I visit you and left you a comment

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  26. Another great project…you are so talented…Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events,
    Xo Tammy

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy....I love to party with you...lol

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  27. I absolutely love this! I think the chalkboard looks great on that piece of furniture--the stencil you used works perfectly for it.
    Thanks for linking up at Twirl & Take a Bow! :)

    - Brooke -

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    1. Brooke, thanks so much for the comment luv and have a Happy thanksgiving

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  28. I love this. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  29. You have a beautiful home! I am glad I found your blog.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, thanks so much for the sweet words! Hope to see you come back soon for another visit

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  30. Love love love your canvas chalkboard! Thanks for sharing on Tickled Pink Times Two.
    Make it a pink day!

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  31. That turned out great! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-2_21.html

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  32. I loved this back in November and still do! Thanks so much for sharing at our Get Your DIY on party! XO

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  33. Incredibly beautiful post! We have always wanted to get into printing on canvas. We were planning on getting into it later this summer and once we do, we will come back to reference your post as it is one of the best that we have seen on the topic! Keep up the great work!\

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