Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chalkboard or Mirror?

I found this really cool metal piece at a garage sale, actually I found two of them. I believe they were originally the sides of an old soda machine, you know the old vintage ones that you slide back the top glass door and reach into and grab an ice cold bottled soda.

I painted the red a lovely aqua color and when I wax it the color is going to pop.
I need your help deciding on turning into a mirror or a chalkboard, what would you do?

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I found it looking like this
When it’s finished, I’ll show you a close up so you can see the detail.

So chalkboard or mirror??

39 comments:

  1. i love it. it would look great in a kitchen as a chalk board as it used to be a soda machine. what a great find i love the colour xxx

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  2. Yep! I'm going with chalkboard too! WHAT a great find! xo Diana

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  3. What a great and unique find. I would have to say chalkboard. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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  4. Oh, squeals of delight! It's perfect for either!
    Love, love, love this. : )

    Tina

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  5. I'd leave it exactly as is! It's such a cool piece of history.

    Just sayin'

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  6. I'm going to go against the crowd and say mirror. :)
    Such a great piece! I love what you've done with it.

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  7. This is SO much better painted blue!! LOVE IT woman!!!

    I'd hang it on the wall, center hooks in the open part and hang decorative, cute mittens/hats this winter...

    ADORABLE piece!
    Andrea

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  8. I'd vote for mirror but I love all things reflective!

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  9. did you buy them both? if so...one of each...a mirror AND a chalkboard. If you only purchased ONE...I'd say chalkboard! will be sooo cool!

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  10. Chalkboard, i think the black would look great with the color you painted it... cool find!

    Cindy

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  11. Definitely chalkboard... the black with the shade of blue you chose will be beautiful in any kitchen.
    dgmills@tampabay.rr.com

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  12. If it were me, and I wasn't already set on having either a chalkboard or a mirror, I would atach some chicken wire to the open part and use it as a memo thing, then you can attach a chalkboard piece and a mirror

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  13. I like both but lean toward chalkboard for the contrast between the black and the aqua : )

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  14. I'd say chalkboard. I think their would be something funny about looking into a mirror that says 'ice cold' ;) lol
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  15. definitely chalkboard and is the body steel--you could add some magnets

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  16. chalkboard seems more in tune with the rest of the piece.

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  17. Those are darn cute! I vote chalkboard. It would make a great message center. You could use magnets to attach whatever to the metal.

    Danielle

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  18. I think chalkboard would be gorgeous

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  19. Love it! Love the colour you chose as well. I would definitely say chalkboard....I am green, oh, maybe that should be turqouise with envy....
    Peggy

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  20. Mirror but antiqued to look old.

    That's my opinion.

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  21. If you have two, why not one of each? That way you don't have to decide.

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  22. I'd say it depends on where you plan to use it. In a kitchen I'd do a chalkboard. In a bath or hallway, mirror. You could even go a little more "modern" and mount a white board instead of a blackboard. Or insert a metal panel and then use magnets to attach little notes. Fun accessory in an area where you need to keep the family goings-on.

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  23. Ghostly mirror with part of the finish worn away.....

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  24. LOve it....I vote chalkboard.....

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  25. Love the aqua color! I vote for chalkboard.

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  26. How Cool! Either would be great...

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  27. Oh my....that color...perfect! Mirror! Janna

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  28. did you say you had two? both! My vote is chalboard if you only have the one...wow, gorgeous! It would be great on it's own too.

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  29. VERY COOL FIND!! I vote for chalkboard! Can't wait to see it finished!!

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  30. I love this vintage piece and the color that you painted it. I would go with the chalkboard, as I think the black would look lovely against the blue. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  31. chalkboard. Maybe in a funky design or color???

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  32. Ooohhh...definitely a chalkboard! What an awesome find!!

    xo,
    Kathleen

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