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First, if you didnt see my message earlier this week, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who extended get well wishes as well as encouragment for Big Daddy. I am feeling MUCH better, after finishing out a Z pack. You are all so special to me and I appreciate your kind words. Thankyou, from the bottom of my heart.
This week, for Thrifty Thursday, I actually have an upcycle...
We had a great time!
For the party,
We picked two drinks to feature as signature drinks.
We wanted a board that would properly "advertise" our drink specials at our party.
I had actually been thinking of doing this project anyway, and the party was only added encouragement.
I had a piece of artwork, one that I had aquired years ago at Kirklands. I had it up for sometime, before I decided it was to dark. I took it down and put it into a closet where it sat for at least a year.
Then the project idea came up.
I pulled it out, along with my supply of chalkboard paint and went to work spraying the artwork...
I used a piece of paper (for sheer laziness) and moved it around the frame to keep the paint off the frame itself. A wiser person would actually tape off the frame.
I use this chalkboard paint. But any brand will do.
I use several coats.
I had some metalic spray paint also in my basement, because I am a graffiti artist in my off time (yeah, right) and so I sprayed it out into a bag and used a kitchen sponge to pick it up.
Then I ran the sponge over the raised/relief areas of my frame and allowed it to pick up the gold.
I didnt press down hard, just dragged it across allowing the paint to come off where it may...
(Before and After on each side)
But I wasn't done.
No, here is where the real talent was needed. I had my assistants come in and help me.... My daughter Sister Sledge (L) and her BFF "T-Mac" (R) with the artwork that would be ON the chalkboard....
I found some of the coffehouse chalkboard markers at Hobby Lobby. Then I wrote out what I wanted the board to see, leaving all the design elements up to them.
Please dont report me to child services for having them write out the names to alcoholic drinks.
They were none the wiser....
For my Tablescape this week...
I was all "in the mood"...Fall is finally in the air here in the south....depending on the day, but I'll take what I can get. Today it was 76 for the high. That's FALL y'all!
So I headed out to one of my favorite stores for Tablescape inspiration,
If that doesn put you in the spirit of SPIRITS & Halloween,
well....I dont know what will!
I encourage you to visit my friend Susan of Between Naps on the Porch for some other great Tablescape Thursday participants.
I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, for Foodie Friday!
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