Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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.

You can find me at these great parties...
Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays #55
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

12 comments:

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

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

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  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!

    ~Chris

    PS does the message on your board work? :)

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

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  5. I love chalkboards! Yours looks great!

    Stefanie

    http://www.myblissfulhappiness.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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  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?

    ~Bliss~

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

    blessings,
    karianne

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