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1/18/2013

Trumeau Chalkboard ReVamp

The definition of
 a Trumeau Mirror 

tru·meau


[troo-moh; French try-moh] plural tru·meaux [-mohz; French -moh] 


a mirror having a painted or carved panel above or below the glass in the same frame.
 



I chose this title since my chalkboard is like that definition, only not a mirror. Along with the painting of my kitchen/dining room from RED to Gray, I also have to rethink or revamp my decor. 

That is the case with this Trumeau Chalkboard. I decided to paint it in Annie Sloan's French Linen Chalk Paint since it's very close to the NEW color on my kitchen walls.
I also decided to have a bit of fun with it. I found a spacking-like product in my craft room and purchased a bird stencil on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
When using this product with a stencil and putty knife, it gives it dimension.
You can see it more in this picture where the birds are built up a bit with this 'stuff'.
After it dried, I then decided to pay homage to Twitter by painting #Tweet above the birds. Funny thing is that I have never tweeted and don't even have a Twitter account. I just don't find the need.
Anyway...It's cute and was a fun project.
Here it is with another sneak-peek at my kitchen.
More to come on my kitchen projects soon.

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8 comments:

  1. I am a totally primary color person, but I have to say I like your kitchen better with the gray.

    It looks great!

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  2. The gray looks SO good! I've been wanting to redo my family room in gray... and now I want to even more!

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  3. I loooove it!!! It is so sweet and cute and adorable! I'm a new follower of your blog and found you through the blog hop.

    Hope you can stop by my blog and follow back. I love to post about craft tutorials and decorating as well. I'm addicted to decorating, too!

    Wishing you an amazing week!

    Phylicia
    http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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  4. Too awesome!!! Love it!Thanks so much for sharing tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Love it!! Don't you just love looking at all your changes? It's so pretty! You are amazing!
    Karen

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  6. I love the chalk board. I had a trumeau mirror very similar and my husband nicked it with our sander so it couldn't be saved. I have been looking for a frame like this for a while. Would you be able to tell where I could find one?

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