This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was “New Year’s sparkle”. If you know me, you know I’m not especially sparkly.
So, what’s a girl to do?
I asked for suggestions on Facebook, and I was still stumped.
I went to Lowe’s and walked around for inspiration and came across these
and then the wheels started spinning.
Frame (mine was 16 X 20 and purchased on super clearance…you don’t need the glass so thrifted or on clearance because the glass is broken is perfect)
1/8” MDF cut to size of frame
Valspar metallic spray paint
Valspar glitter spray pain
Valspar chalkboard paint
I gave the frame 2 coats of the metallic paint. It is COLD here, so I painted it in the garage and then brought it inside to dry between coats. It might still be drying if I hadn’t.
Then, I sprayed the front with 2 coats of the glitter paint.
Glitter is hard to photograph, but here’s the best picture I got of how it looks in real life.
I painted the MDF with 2 thin coats of chalkboard paint, one in each direction. And then after it dried I put it in the frame.
We each came up with a resolution (OK, we made up that last on on BC’s behalf because he was at work and not answering his phone) and wrote it on the chalkboard.
We’ll keep this displayed all month long to help us remember our resolutions, which will hopefully make us more successful.
To get your new year started off right, Lowe’s is giving one lucky Crap I’ve Made reader a $75 Lowe’s gift card.
Leave a comment on this post telling me what one of your New Year’s resolutions is.
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*I was given a Lowe’s gift card for the supplies for my project. All opinions and statements are my own.