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15 July, 2012

Frenchy Rooster Chalkboard

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Here’s a project I’ve had in mind for about three months but could never find what I needed…until the other day! My friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I were out Goodwill hunting when I saw it! Linda always says that if you look long enough, the thing that you are searching for will show up…and it did!

before-horz I have been wanting to make an oh-so-frenchy rooster chalkboard to use as a door hanger, but could never find the just right rooster! I had even considered cutting one out of foam board, but I’m glad I waited! This little guy was perfect and only cost $2.50yaay! First, I first had to disassemble it a little so that I could use it. It was standing on that star (which I will use later) and had that thingy attached to its tail. I think a part was missing, but it didn’t matter. Next, I painted it with two coats of chalkboard paint.

afterFinally, I tied knots in the ends of a length of twine and hot-glued them to my rooster to give it a more vintage look and…taa daa! This is one of the easiest projects I have ever done! For the perfect finishing touch, I added a little frenchy Bonjour…

bk Hey! Wait! Careful, Baby Kitty! Don’t mess up all my hard work! I think he’s feeling a little "fowl" today! lol

toile bedroomAnd at last my rooster chalkboard has found its way to the place where I have been picturing it for three months…on the door to my black and white toile bedroom! Ahhh!

And a footnote...Now that I finally found a rooster shape, I see they have them at Michaels...reduced to 79 cents! I bought two any way! You never know when you might need a rooster!  

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my rooster chalkboard! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!
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45 comments:

  1. One of your best projects yet. Did you paint that doorknob, too? If so, that is a great idea for tired hardware.

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  2. Hi Ellen! No, it's actually oil rubbed bronze. I replaced all my hardware a couple of years ago...myself...hinge by hinge! lol But worth it for sure!...Debbie

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  3. It's absolutely AdorAble! I love it and I like what I see in that toile/rooster bedroom.

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  4. I agree with Linda, when it comes to YOU. You always seem to find the perfect items for your projects. I think it has a lot to do with your creativity and vision. You are a master Diyer!! xo Kathysue
    PS ♥♥♥ your new Rooster boy!! xo

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  5. You are so clever! I have two of these roosters and it never occurred to me to make chalkboards out of them.

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  6. just makes me wanna cockadoodledoo! so so cute, maybe he'll grown on BK!

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  7. that would be "grow on"... can't spell today!

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  8. Well how about that? Finding just what you were looking for! It looks adorable too!

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  9. So cute Debbie!! I love it and love your pretty bedroom too!

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  10. This is definitely a project to "crow about". This jaunty guy is great, and needless to say you've hit upon a terrific project once again. I admire your creative mind!
    Enjoy your Sunday........Sarah

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  11. Debbie,
    Love your creativity "shining through" once again, dear friend! This latest project may have given those of us in the Land of Blog something to crow about, even if it wasn't the cat's meow to Baby Kitty. He probably just needs some more patio time with the rest of THE STAFF...and YOU!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. Your rooster is fabulous, what a fun idea. Love the shape and so cute hanging on the door. Got my post all ready for your Christmas Party. I will join a little early since that is also my Cloche Party Date. But I will be sure to link up. Hugs, Marty

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  13. now thats a great rooster- plus you can use him over and over to cut lots of them out of foamcore..

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  14. How cute! I don't know how you have such luck at Good Will and other places! You have the golden touch for sure.

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  15. How clever and so perfect for that door leading to the bedroom! Love it!

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  16. Love this rooster chalkboard!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  17. your little rooster is just adorable...and would be so expensive in a charming little french gift shop!

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  18. Your rooster chalkboard turned out cute! I think Baby Kitty was just adding his "stamp of approval":@)

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  19. How adorable -- your little rooster could not have turned out any cuter!

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  20. You do know who you can pass that down to sometime right? CUTE!!

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  21. I love your rooster- What a sweet and cute idea- xo Diana

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  22. Wow, you got that done so quickly! Love the rooster chalkboard - really, really cute! Glad you didn't have to punch holes...hot glue is the greatest invention! Linda

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  23. Hi Debbie! Oh, how cute! I love your little Rooster chalkboard and how you've remade it!
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me and telling me about the Christmas in July party! I will come!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  24. Your rooster is charming. Well done mon ami!

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  25. I love it! I saw one of these at a little french boutique and just couldn't bring myself to spend $50 on it. Great find!

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  26. What a great find! It's so much fun to find something for a bargain price and create it your way. Great job!

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  27. Hi Debbie: I think this is a great project. Love that it's easy to do, even for a non-artist like myself. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  28. So adorable, Debbie! I bought a can of chalkboard paint a while back, and have been looking for something unusual to use it on. I have a feeling I'll be breaking out the jigsaw now!

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  29. Debbie....that is waaay too cute!...and love peeking into your black and white toile bedroom!

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  30. Your rooster is cute as can be! What a neat idea to hang it as a little welcome sign. Maybe your rooster and my pig can have a play date one day. :)

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  31. Very cute! Love the idea of painting the rooster with chalkboard paint. How lucky you were to {finally} run across mr rooster in a store.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  32. I love your chicken chalkboard! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love your Rooster!
    I am currently celebrating Christmas in July over at my Christmas Blog! For the entire month , myself and a group of Bloggers that have Christmas blogs or others who have done a Christmas post in July have been celebrating! There is a list on my Side bar of the participants!
    I will be joining up for your Christmas in July party too!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  34. Love this! Thanks for sharing! We would love to have you link up to our party!

    http://baked-inthesouth.blogspot.com/2012/07/made-it-by-monday-link-party.html

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  35. I'm back to say thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  36. What a great find & I am SO copying this idea, one way or another, it's happening! You DO come up with some the cutest things. :)

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  37. darling chalkboard. I'm going to wish for one...or maybe a winning lottery ticket!

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  38. So cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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