I did paint it in the chalkboard art style that is so popular right now and I love chalkboard art just as much as everyone else does so it was a pleasure working on this project. Let me say I could not have done it as precisely as I did without the use of a paint pen. This is my first time using a paint pen and I am in LOVE! Probably cut my work time to a third and let's just say this was pretty time consuming.
This is actually my third French Laundry project. The first two I did in red and charcoal and they were just the tops of the ironing board. I put big door handles on them so things could be hung.
Oh, did I forget to mention this is an ironing board? I think I did. Well, it's the coolest ironing board around because it has an adjustable height so it could be used as a sofa table, a portable server or a craft table. I actually use our ironing board when I work on horizontal signs. I can adjust the height to accommodate my needs.
As well as using the paint pen for the first time, I learned to doodle in French. Do you doodle in French? I am going to be sharing a new book I just bought with you called "Doodling in French," and let's say it is beyond inspiring. So I can't draw worth beans, and I don't speak a word of French (one of my biggest regrets), but darn it, I can now doodle in French and I will tell you all about it in a couple of days.
I am really pleased with the way this turned out. My husband doesn't get the concept of using an ironing board for a table, but that's what re-purposing is all about.
I had to take this outside and lay it on it's side to get a complete picture and then I could not crop the photo. This puppy is very very long!
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