Friday, December 6, 2013
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There's something so whimsical, beautiful and fragile about Christmas tree ornaments. I know this is typically a fashion column on Tuesdays. But, I wanted to change things up a bit and talk about the "look" of your tree this season. How are you decorating the tree? With tinsel? In a color theme? Do you have some other kind of theme? Our "theme" is "no theme, just memories". I buy a couple of ornaments every year and that's how most of our ornaments have been collected. So, it makes decorating the tree very enjoyable every year, as each ornament I unveil comes with a particular memory from a particular time in my life. We also have quite the vintage collection handed down to us by my mother-in-law who even gave us the tree decoration my husband made when he was 4!! Yep! We have that one on the tree! So cool! So, I went ahead and picked out my favorites to share with you…
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Here's how in SEVEN STEPS:
Step ONE: cover up any holes or imperfections on the surface on which you will paint.
Step TWO: wipe it down with a damp cloth
Step THREE: Measure the area you will be painting and then use painter's tape to frame it out (if you're doing just a smaller area of the wall). If you are doing the entire wall, use painter's tape to cover your ceiling and base boards to avoid getting paint on those surfaces.
Step FOUR: Using a paint brush, prime the area to be painted with a primer paint.
Step FIVE: Once primed, use a paint roller to paint the chalkboard paint onto the surface. Use three layers for best results. Let it dry over a three to four day period. Do allow paint to dry between each coat.
Step SIX: Once the paint has dried, take a piece of chalk and use it to rub chalk allover the surface. This will keep the area looking even.
Step SEVEN: Wipe it down with a damp cloth.
TIP: Be sure to lay a drop cloth or old bed sheet on the floor before you begin. This will allow you to place items on the floor without fear of ruining your flooring.
I hope your chalkboard wall turns out nifty and fun and that you've found some inspiration today! Hasta mañana!