Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chalk Paint Tray and I Won!

Hi guys! Been a busy week here, have you ever forgotten what day it was? Happened to me and I missed a hair appointment, which I never do, they called and her name came up on my phone and I still didn’t connect with it, just thought she wanted to move my appt. It’s no wonder though, I’m back to picking up the girls from the bus and also was called  out to work on Tuesday so I worked four straight days, not used to that just mixed my days up in my
It hasn’t stopped me from painting though with my homemade chalkpaint, this time I did a tray that I’ve had for years. Found it at a fleamarket years ago and it was done in a patriotic style, it has served me well and it’s been inside and outside of the house! Here it is on the bar in my kitchen, I used my Cottage White chalkpaint then sanded with my detail sander, love that thing!
I wanted it to look old like it came out of an old shed, here’s a close up of it.
Here is what it looked like before, you can see the difference in the colors, the lightest is the Cottage White Chalkpaint.
I also stenciled it, I don’t have a stencil brush, have to buy one of those, so I used the end of a small, sponge roller and it worked perfectly…where there is a will there’s a way!
I also waxed it with a clear wax and added black craft paint to it and it brought out the  grain of the wood a little bit I think plus it made it so smooth.
I do love that stencil on it,I bought the stencils at Walmart and were about $4.95 for a lot of different ones! While waxing this tray I was looking at the wall right there with the pictures on it and got the idea to put two,open white shelves there, can’t wait to do that! Mr. K will be so happy…not! BTW my counters will be here in a couple weeks, can’t wait!
Which brings me to show you my new black granite sink, Ta Da! The sink I have now is from 1983, stainless steel, can’t wait to get this baby in!
This is with a bit of the counter by it….Thanks Lowes!
Now I’d love to show you what I won from the DIY Showcase blog Party Hop, I was thrilled to win this because their products are so good and they do what they say too…I like that in a product.
Here’s what was in the handy carrying case:
Mr. K was so excited too, the T shirt is an xl so he claimed that! I claimed the wood glue and the super glue!
He claimed the epoxy glue and the Gorilla Tape, we each promised that we could borrow off each other if we wanted to! lol
That’s not all though, I won these fabulous adhesive plate hangers from, all different sizes too!
Can’t wait to try these out!
So nice♥ The Gorilla Glue and Discs were delivered so fast too!
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Elyse said...

Love the little tray! I just started using chalk paint. Now when I look at just about anything, I imagine what it would look like with a coat or too of Annie Sloan. Happy Friday!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have been a busy wonder you missed your hait appointment! I do love all of the projects you have been doing, the tray is fantastic and I love the chalkboard! I'd love to get back into stenciling, I used to have stencils everywhere! lol. It's hard to stop at one thing!

Love your giveaway goodies and that sink is awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing everything finished!

Have a great weekend! :)


Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Oooooh, great goodies! Love your tray too!

Debbiedoo's said...

What an awesome win, and something you will use. I LOVE the tray, the stencil and the can just ship that right now to me if you would like:) Have a great weekend Rondell.

Gail said...

What a cute tray make-over! I love your roo chalkboard. I made one and I have mine in my kitchen. Can't wait to see your kitchen reveal completed. I know how excited you must be. Congrats on being the lucky winner of all them goodies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Debbie said...

What a great give away! Congrats on the win, Rondell! Of course I LOVE your tray, girl! You did a great job on it, too. That rooster chalk board is really cute.
Your counters and sink are going to be awesome!!!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The tray looks great! My hubby hates when I get ideas like that, too. But he hates it even more when I'm the one putting holes in the walls! : )

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Wow! Congrats to you! You are on a roll aren't ya? I bet your hubby was pretty excited about the gorilla glue win, I know mine would be. Yes, I have forgotten what day it was before too. I showed up for a dentist appointment a day early and insisted that my appointment was that day as I had even looked at the calendar that morning. After a very embarrassing disagreement, I then realized I thought the actual day of the week was one day ahead of what it actually was. LOL! That's what working odd hours does to ya. I completely get it!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the tray!! I want to go to Pat Catan's to pick up some chalk board paint, so that I can paint the bandbox that I picked up at the flea market last weekend.
Congrats on your win.

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- REALLY cute tray. Nice job on the makeover of it. What a super win. Would you believe I have never heard of those disc plate hangers? I'll bet they are just awesome!

You will absolutely LOVE your new granite sink and it is going to look great with the new counters! Have a great weekend- xo Diana

Kellie Collis said...

Congrats on winning! The chalkboard tray is lovely. Enjoy the fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your tray turned out great. I have never made my own chalk paint but plan to as soon as the weather gets warmer and I can open my windows. Your sink is gorgeous. You'll have to let us know how the plate hangers work out. Happy Sunday!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Well, the tray is perfect and I bet the shelves will be too. My SIL was over for a BBQ last night, and funny thing, she ws telling me tht is the exact sink she wants. New counters too? How exciting!! Following with LF now.

Kelly said...

You did a great job on that box. It really does look old. I love your new sink. I need to replace mine. It's white, but shows too many markings and it doesn't ever feel like it's really clean. It's not even that old. You should have better luck with your dark granite sink. Congrats on your winnings too! Those items will certainly come in handy around the house.

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I always appreciate your participation!