Monday, December 27, 2010

My DIY Chalk Beam..haha!

This is my ultimate DIY project for the Holidays! Actually I decorated it for Thanksgiving with a turkey.  It was fun and a great use of an unsightly beam running through the ceiling of the kitchen.  We floated it with joint compound...sanded it, primed it, and then painted it with chalkboard paint.  Now I can draw different holiday sayings, happy birthdays, scriptures, or kitchen sayings.  I love the way it looks and makes an already "cozy" kitchen look even cozier!!

3 comments:

Farm Girl said...

It looks really good, I never thought about that before, but I love chalkboard paint. Thank you for your comment this morning. I don't know if you remember that show called Alias but I wanted a handy little welder so I could be like Sidney. :)

Susan said...

I love it! Not sure I could write or draw that neatly, though.... You did a fabulous job!

Anonymous said...

Very cool. What do you mean when you say that you "floated" it? Can you tell that I have absolutely zero experience w/any kind of "building?" I enlarged the picture to take a closer look, and really like the whimsy of the kitchen. I think that I remember reading that you like orange (on another post), and I see patches of it everywhere. Good idea/job.

Cathy

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