No late 80's pastels I want them to turn black.
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted painted black! Yeah!
Yup! I took the plunge and painted it with chalkboard paint. Inspired by two comments from this post:
Anonymous from Seattle, WA said...
"I wonder if you could try paining it with black chalk board paint - You could then write on the pot what is cooking inside it! "
And Holly Lynne said...
"You're a master with the spray paint so if anyone could do it you could. My first thought, however, would be to sew a cozy for it instead."
I figured if the chalkboard paint didn't work, I could always make a cozy and cover it up. Sort of a back up plan.
Meanwhile, back at the craft show I met my new favorite craft tool.
Those paint pyramids caught my eyes, but when I saw the whole picture, a crafting lazy Susan- it was love at first sight.
Seriously, is there anyone out there that needs this more than me? My balcony is a scant few feet wide and I have already shared the contortions I endure to work in such a small space.
This baby was made for me.
I told Michael Bucci (the president of K&M) about my balcony workshop and he gave me my very own Craft-n-Spin!
Of course I couldn't wait to get out there on the balcony to christen my newest toy. The Craft-N-Spin is terrific!
I taped up the handles,rim, cord and dial of the Crock-Pot. I used a paper plate to cover both top and bottom. I decided to spray paint it upside down. That way the rim and the inside were better protected. I placed an old plastic tray on the Craft-n-Spin. This way the pyramids wouldn't poke through the paper plate.
I sprayed the whole thing sitting at a distance. The Craft -n-Spin gently rotating the pot. Nice and even. No awkward bending. No hair getting in the project. No upside down painting. So easy!
I am so excited to have this! And, while it's called the Craft -n-Spin for this application, the next time you see me painting a dresser or play kitchen- I will refer to it as the wood workers "finishing turntable." So much more pro. Don't you think?
The next day I used a foam roller and painted the pot right side up with the roll on chalkboard paint.
That can of chalkboard paint has lasted me through half a dozen projects now-including my big fridge. I know the spray paint is easier, but the can sure is a good value!
Anyway, three days later I was able to "prime" it with chalk and get to writing!
Is there anything that can't be improved with some chalkboard paint?
Hmmm....George, I'm looking at you!
Back to the Craft-n-Spin- here is a video...
Thank you so much Michael Bucci for the Craft-N-Spin!
Linking up to: Trash to Treasure Tuesday & DIY Day!
Nester's Chalkboard Party!