Last weekend I went digging through our shack. What? You didn’t know we have a shack?
It’s actually a pretty cool out-building on the ranch. We were told it was the school house for the family who originally homesteaded here.
This is The Shack.
Anyway, we use it for storage, and a place to keep one of our extra freezers.
And it has some orphaned items stored in there, which I like to dig through once in a while.
We were gonna throw out this mirror, cause it looked like it was in pretty bad shape.
And it had bird poop all over it.
And spider webs.
I can deal with bird poop. I can wrangle a snake with the best of ’em. And I can deal with an occasional mouse-although, I have been known to throw away the mouse AND the trap. It’s really the best way to dispose of the little critter. However, spiders are another matter.
But, I decided maybe, just maybe I could muster up the courage to deal with the webs, clean it up and do something with it.
I used a stick to remove the spider webs from all the nooks and crannys.
A very long stick.
Removed the mirror.
Sprayed on a primer. Then a coat of flat black.
Then, sprayed two coats of white. I let it dry overnight, then took some
fine sandpaper to distress it a little.
I haven’t decided if it’s gonna be a mirror or a chalkboard.
I sprayed the back board with chalkboard paint. Guess it will be a
multi-purpose frame, cause it’s super easy to change out.
I’m so glad this mirror and frame didn’t make it into the trash. I just love the detail.
What do you guys think…mirror or chalkboard?