Monday, March 25, 2013

In the Interest of Full Disclosure

I'm generally a pretty honest person.

But, on an extremely obsolete and rare occasion, it's possible that I might have told the eensiest, little tiny, itty-bitty lie.

Today I'm here to fess up to a little one I told you all a few months ago.

I didn't do it intentionally.
Pinky swear!

Let's start at the beginning...

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You may remember this post at Christmas time, where I showed you all my brilliant ornament covered chalkboard.

And I told you that the hot glue I used to affix those lovely ornaments would come off with "No Problems"!!

Well that was true the day I put them up.
Honestly, I tested it, no problems at all... that day.

Fast forward a month later, and we have this.

I'm guessing I don't have to point out the obvious.

The obvious being that I lied to you and the hot glue did cause a problem.
Wasn't this Mr. Concrete's idea in the first place?? 
Yes... let's blame him.

Alright, now that I know he's sufficiently sorry (or thinks it's my fault since I certainly didn't have to follow his advice),

I decided that since they were just tiny little spots, I'd pull out my chalkboard paint and carefully dab it on with a sponge brush.
It was perfect.
Until I added the chalk.

Oh. Happy. Day. all the spots are showing. (where's that sarcastic font when I need it!)

Now this is a homemade chalkboard, made by flipping over an old picture and just painting the backside.
It was never perfect to begin with.
That being said, this is way more "imperfect" than I'm prepared to live with!

The solution that finally worked wasn't quite as simple as just dabbing on some new paint, but close.

I used 100 grit sandpaper and carefully went over each spot and a small area surrounding it.
Then I actually had to break down, decide not to be lazy, and get the paint roller back out. (I was a little lazy, it was the tiny 2" roller, and I only went over the areas I sanded)

About 2-3 coats of paint, sanding between each coat, and it's finally back to the non-perfect chalkboard it was before.

If you look closely, you can still see some of the chalk sticking to the repaired area in the middle, on the right.

But it's good enough for me.

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  1. I am absolutely in LOVE with your chalkboard print right now and SOOOO may have to steal it!!! If you happen to see a picture of mine and it looks familiar just understand that imitation is the best form of flattery and leave it at that!!!

    Oh, and thanks for the tip...I'll never use hot glue on my chalkboard!!!

    LOVE YA!

  2. WELL DONE repair! I can't even tell there anything happened.

  3. Hi Jeanine, I am glad you were able to save the chalkboard! It looks great and the birds are adorable. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  4. So happy it was fixable!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  5. Nice! And I've been there where things work at first and then cause problems later..So annoying :)

  6. If you don't mind, I'm STILL gonna blame it on hubby :)

    Glad you got it repaired.

    thanks for sharing your tips with us.

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching :)

    Visiting from WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style's linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    My Party Project This Week

  7. Happy to see that you were able to fix it...CUTE CUTE BIRDIES!!!


  8. Hi Jeannine, I'm not sure why I've been missing your posts lately. Might have something to do with me hopping around trying different readers. Anyway, you crack me up. I can just hear the conversation going on between you and your husband, and it sounds very much like a convo MY hubby and I would have. Glad you figured it out. And no one will notice that little spot in the middle on the right. I looked for it and couldn't find it. :)


  9. I'd like to know how you made it to begin with!!!


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