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Chalkboard DIY

January 27, 2012



Another project that has been on my to-do list has been to make a chalkboard for our kitchen with the vintage frame I found at a thrift shop over 6 months ago. Yes, things take me forever to do....




At first I was going to paint the frame. But after being indesicive about what colour I decided I liked the the patina of the frame as is.

All that was needed was a piece of wood. Heading to Home Depot I got a piece of 1/4" thick smooth planed pine cut to size.

Next I painted one coat of primer and coat of chalkboard paint. 
I didn't take photos because I figured you all knew how to slap on paint? 
Non??




I fit the painted piece into the frame and secured in place with some small finishing nails!

Easy peasy!

My artsy middle daughter could help herself but to immediately draw on it. Now we have a way of letting the family know what is for dinner, when it is dinner and what is going on for the afternoon/evening!

XO Barbara


19 comments:

  1. That turned out pretty fabulous! Enjoy your weekend, Janell

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  2. Love it Barb! I also love your menu and would like to come over for dinner:)

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  3. It looks great! Makes me want to find the vintage chalkboard that I have hiding out waiting for a home!! Have a great weekend Barbara!

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  4. Awesome DIY project, Barbara! Congrats on checking off another item on your to-do list!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    ~ Wendi ~

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  5. GORGEOUS!! cant wait to try it out this weekend!

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  6. Love it! We have one in our kitchen as well.

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  7. Nicely done! Love the frame you used too!

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  8. Pretty! It looks really great. The frame is awesome. Have a good weekend, Barbara!

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  9. It looks fantastic! Love the chalkboard idea. Fun for the family too!

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  10. Great DIY! cost effective and huge impact! I may need to do just the same for a kid's room project Barb!

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  11. I am still SO liking chalkboards.....especially in gold frames :)

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  12. I will always have a place in my heart for chalk boards. That frame is to die for. Your hubby must like this project?????

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  13. Fabulous! I'm glad you kept the frame as is. Could you show us everyday what's for dinner? I need some new ideas! ;)

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  14. Fantastic frame Barbara... perfect for this chalkboard! Love it!! If only I had room for one in my kitchen; I'm a bit jealy!! ;-)
    Victoria

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  15. You have done it again. This is so sweet. Great frame!

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  16. Love that frame! Glad you didn't paint it.. that patina is lovely!

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