I started off with some sweet papers from Anna Griffin... a pastel colored "Toile", my favorite! Satin flowers and lots of lace and lovely buttons, paper doilies and my Big Shot and Paper Trey Ink Die Cuts.
I took the mirror out and used the backing board to paint with homemade chalkboard paint. I mixed Plaster of Paris with a little hot water and my choice of acrylic paint, Folk Art's, "Strawberry Parfait"...doesn't that sound yummy? After it was really dry, I primed it using a stick of chalk on it's side, rub the entire surface lightly and then dry wipe it off. I hand wrote my own design on paper and using graphite paper and a stylus, lightly transferred it to the chalkboard and then just drew it all in with white chalk!
I put all the pieces back together in the frame and it looks very pretty together, love the soft pastels! I'm happy with my first attempt ever at chalkboard art!
I think it turned out so pretty and is perfect for the new Guest Bedroom, just inside the door.
I hung a tin roofed birdhouse hanger with lovely glass knobs right underneath for guest's to hang there coats or robes on. I put this right inside the door so it is the first thing you see when you enter the room.
And here's the wall as you enter the room, see the empty space beneath it... I'm working on a small quilt rack to go below it and fill in the space and to have a place to put extra quilts or towels for my guests. I have a few more projects to share and then hopefully the room can come together and I can do a full reveal.
Until then... Sweet Dreams!
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage