I’m taking you back to my office today……..
I finally finished a couple of projects in there and wanted to share.
As you remember, I started by adding a desk to our 2nd guest room……
…..you can read all about that HERE…
The last few touches (for now) are the old fireplace mantel and another chalk board picture!
This is how the mantel looked before…..
This mantel has had a coat of many colors! She started out chippy white, then I stained her dark (as you see here), and now she’s Annie Sloan Linen!
This is prior to clear and dark wax being applied to her.
The oval picture above her was an empty, old picture frame I have had for years. You know, one of those pieces you can never find the right place for so you keep moving it around or you stick it in a closet!
Well, I bought some white foam board, traced the inner circumference onto the board, and cut it out with a utility knife.
I then applied three coats of chalk board paint letting each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next.
(sorry, no picture!….I had one….think I accidentally deleted it!…story of my life!)
Once all the paint was dry, I “seasoned” the board with chalk and I just pushed it into the frame. No need to glue or attach. It was just snug enough to fit!
Now, what to put on the chalk board…..
….since this is my office, I wanted to try to put my logo “tree” on it….
I purchased a “chalk pen” in white and just “free formed” it!
Now, obviously, it’s not perfect but I was pretty proud of the fact it even remotely resembled my original!!
So, after that was completed along with the waxing of the mantel…..
the finished product!
I have ideas of creating some type of insert for the fireplace opening….smoky mirrors and candles maybe?
Also, there’s a future project for the nightstand holding the pillows made from an old drawer that I screwed onto an old table bottom!
There’s always something to do, right!!!??!!
I had to share this glorious picture of my grandmother, Margaret, circa 1910…..
I actually have that little fur coat and muffs and am planning to display it in this room! I’m keeping my eye out for a vintage child’s dress form!
I just love having family heirlooms and history in my home!!
I’ll share when that project is done!!
I’m so glad you stopped by! I truly love having you here!!!
Until next time…….