My First Chalkboard

Chalkboards have been around in the blog world for a long time now, but I finally got around to making some. 

I saved a bunch of dated framed prints that were given to us, but I didn't find the chalkboard paint until January (at Home Depot.) This is the first one I made. I didn't bother taking apart the frame because the back was professionally sealed and in good shape.

I just painted 3 or 4 coats of Rustoleum Chalkboard paint with a trim brush and then carefully painted the frame with a mis-tint sample pot of Behr Ultra paint and primer in one, in a white shade. Right over the glass because the can said I could ;)

The top of the frame has the perfect groove for chalk. As I was thinking of a great quote to write on it one day after work, I happened to glance into the hallway and saw my boys' coats on the stair newel post and our youngest son's backpack dumped on the floor. I swear they used to be much better at putting things away! So forget cutesy or inspirational quote for now, this message is what we need right now.

There have been a few other small changes to our entry which I will share soon. With the black and white happening in this small area, I am really feeling the need to change out the pine mirror I blogged about here.

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  1. Looks great! I love a chalkboard! We have a BIG one in our kitchen.

  2. I just love chalkboards. I can't help it. I just made another one yesterday too!

  3. Love your first chalkboard! I've made a couple out of different items including an old medicine cabinet... chalkboard paint certainly is a wonderful invention!


    PS does the message on your board work? :)

  4. Looks great! Don't you just love them?! They are such a great statement piece for a room. :) Happy Wednesday to you.

  5. I love chalkboards! Yours looks great!



  6. Hi Elizabeth,
    Gorgeous chalkboard and I love the message...straight to the point!
    Your printing is so neat!
    All the Best,

  7. Great looking chalk board. Something every home needs. They are so fun to make also:)

  8. Looks great, Elizabeth!
    I'm sure the boys will be writing messages on there as well...LOL.

  9. I love decorating with chalkboards! They are so much fun. You were very creative coming up with your own homemade one.

  10. I like your chalkboard and the gentle reminder to your kids! Cute.

  11. I have a couple spots I want to put chalkboards too, and I want to know your opinion of chalking on the glass? Do you worry it will crack? Does writing on it feel the same as on wood or whatever?


  12. I love chalkboards! I don't know why....but I think a little chalkboard paint makes this world a better place :)



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