I had made a mess inside, so for the second coat of chalkboard paint, I took the project outside. I even tried to clean up the mess I had made on my craft room table.
As I was adding more paint, I noticed it was starting to peel back. Imagine my horror as I peeled the paint away from the tile. It was like plastic, rather than a paint skin. You can see what I peeled away because it is now on the pink bag.
I noticed there were still lots of bubbles, too.
I kept removing paint and adding more, but the bubbles continued to appear. The bubbles were unwanted because the idea behind chalkboard paint is to
be able to write on these tiles with chalk. That won't work when the
surface isn't smooth.
I finally decided this was a lost project and the only thing to do was allow the paint on the tiles to dry, then figure a way to rework them.
Since the project was a bust, I thought I would share a few photos from the trip my friend Scott and I took to his parents' home for Thanksgiving.
I have a love of grain elevators, so I decided to take photos of as many as I could find on this trip. After all, I was the passenger for once, so could sit back and enjoy the ride and the scenery.
Every new town presented me with an opportunity to shoot different grain elevators.
It's a sign of the times.
I can remember when, not too long ago, gasoline was over $4.00 a gallon.
I love how even though they are all grain elevators,
they are each so different and unique!
I will be sharing more of my trip over the next few days.
Blowin in the wind
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