Thursday, March 31, 2016

Project Challenge: CHALK PAINT

Hello guys, are you ready for another DIY blogger challenge?

I sure hope so, cuz this month's challenge is "CHALK PAINT" 
and I luv me some chalk paint!!!! Do you have an item 
at home that you don't like anymore? Well, before you get rid of it
try painting it with chalk paint, you might be surprised at the outcome. 

I had a laundry detergent container sitting in the closet for years, 
but didn't want to throw it out, because I remembered it was 
expansive at the time.

So I gave it a few coats of "good old fashioned RUSTOLEUM 
Chalk Paint", and voila.....what a difference! 
(please note that it took several coats of chalk paint on metal)

I now have a really cool new planter!

I enjoy this gorgeous vignette along the fence when I 
look out the kitchen window.

What do you think? I almost feel bad, that this project 
was so easy, but hey.... with Easter just behind us I am 
glad I got to join in on the challenge.

So here is what my sweet blogger friends 
created with chalk paint!

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  1. I need to talk to my plants that way!! Lol. Cute update. Pinning!

  2. Wow, talk about adding some character to a simple plastic bucket! LOVE the new look and pinning to share ☺
    Marie, The Interior Frugalista

  3. Is zo leuk om mee te werken krijtverf.
    Leuk is je bak geworden.

    liefs Anita

  4. Hi and thank you so much for your comment on my blog!
    I got so much inspiration her on your blog, been sneaking around;)
    Silje Marie;)

  5. Super! Love Chalkboard paint too Christine! Just used it today, lol! Your laundry container looks awesome now being used as a planter! Super Idee!!!

  6. I love that laundry container and now it's even more irresistible! I think the planter idea is more amazing. So, is this outside? What is your address again? I'm so stealing... um, this idea! :D

    Love it, Christine! And... by the way... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  7. I want that laundry container! It's perfect as a planter. I love "outside the box" planters... even if your's is a box. lol... okay... enough said. ;o)

  8. That was a great way to repurpose that container! I love chalk writing on things these days.

  9. i love all art with words, and the simplicity of this project works in every way. bravo! would love for you to visit my blog ( to see progress on our fixer upper. peace to you right where you are. ~michele

  10. So cute. I love chalk paint magic!! Thanks for sharing with us on Thursday Favorite Things.

  11. So cute! Chalkboard paint is so fun to use on just about everything!

  12. Love the Now Grow! I plan on making one of those. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  13. Such a cute and creative idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share.

  14. Love the bossy command on your pot Christine! LOL! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Mimi xxx

  15. Love the vintage charm of that planter.

  16. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Excellent!! I'm all for quick and fabulous. I love the power of what a little paint can do for a piece.

  18. Such a cute idea I love how it turned out!

  19. I love this upcycle! What a cute planter and vignette. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

  20. Your planter looks great. I love chalkboard paint, and your words "Now grow" are perfect. I think that's what I say to all of my plants when I first plant them. Sometimes they listen.

  21. Very cute! Is that chalkboard paint or chalk paint? If it is chalkboard paint, I didn't know it came in a spray!

  22. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing it at Talk of the Town - I've pinned it on the Knick of Time party board!

  23. What a great repurpose of something you weren't using. Love the purple flowers in it too! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Hope to see you there again this Thursday morning! xo Kathleen

  24. Such a transformation of something a big ordinary into something lovely. The spring flowers look perfect in their new home.

  25. Your planter is so darling. I am featuring it on SYC this week. Thank you for sharing. xx Jo

  26. I love how you made the planter look so pretty with a little bit of paint!
    TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  27. Your planter is so cute now, Christine! And I love the flowers you have in it. I remember I had the same once but can't remember their name...

    Thanks for sharing it at #2usestuesday! I would love to invite you to share this too into our new Sweet Inspiration Party which is live every Friday,

    Have a lovely weekend!

  28. Oh this is just too cute!

    I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  29. I am probably one of a few people on the planet that has never used chalk paint. Your planter looks new and like that was it's intended purpose. Thank you so much for sharing this at Celebrate Your Story link party and I hope you have a fun and productive week!

  30. Great idea to reuse that bin - it looks fabulous now in your back yard!

  31. Clever idea to use chalk paint - thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday Christine

  32. love houw it turned out chalk paint is on my to do list have a silver tray planning on giving it a coat to see how it turns out thanks for sharing have a great week

  33. LOVEEEE it!! But then again, I love everything you create. So cute, and totally obsessed with the chalk paint combined with flowers. Gorgeousness--as always :)

  34. Okay, I have finally found a chalk paint project that I want! Chalk dust is not my favourite thing so having it outside makes sense. Loved this so much I had to include it in my Earth Day round up

  35. I have that same laundry box! What a great idea :)


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