Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chalkin it up!

Hi,  Happy weekend friends!

I am so in love with the many chalkboards that are floating around the blogisphere.

Making one has been on my to do list for some time now.  Yesterday was the day.  I found an old frame in the garage that I had painted black, but the corners were separating.  So I took a little wood filler and put it in the corners. 

Then I took two different blues and mixed them together to get the color I wanted for the frame.   Next, I dabbed just a tiny bit at a time onto my brush, and did a dry rub, leaving quite a bit of the black showing through.


Then I took some chalkboard paint and painted a piece of cardboard and attached it to the back. 

Put it in a cookbook stand and, Viola!  I too have a chalkboard!  How fun and easy! Why in the world did I wait so long? 



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  1. This is too cute! I love chalkboard paint, when I finally move out, I'm going crazy with it!!

    -Jess @ That's Sew Crafty

  2. I love the turquoise! So cute! I'd love it if you'd add this to my very first linkup party and giveaway today @ the Delectable Home.

    1. How fun! Thanks for the invite. I went and linked up.

  3. Thank you for linking up this fun project! I love the color of the frame and how the black peeks through. I have a slight obsession with chalkboard paint. :)

    Hope to see you link up tomorrow to!