Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I've Been Framed!

Recently while visiting one of my favorite blogs, I was reminded of my love for chalkboards. Over at Adventures In Renovating A Brooklyn Limestone, she does an adorable cupboard door chalkboard project. Their whole house is unbelievable in the fact that they are totally transforming it into something that truly belongs in a magazine!!!

This is a chalkboard that I made from an old frame bought at a lawn sale a couple of years ago.



It was a yucky gold, and so I spray painted it black. I also used spray chalkboard paint to paint the piece of board Blue Eyed Husband inserted for me.

The idea of using an old, inexpensive picture frame for a chalkboard is right up my alley. I am a lover of lawn & yard sales, second hand stores, etc...



And treasures can be found for pennies there. Also, chalkboard paint is great to cover walls,



Something I've yet to do, but will some day. I think every house should have one wall covered with chalkboard paint.

And then I found this fancy schmancy framed chalkboard that is also magnetic!



Can we say WoooWeeee!!! For those who like a touch of elegance. And imagine the beautiful chalkboard this mirror would make,



I would sooo use it for a chalkboard. Mirrors aren't my friends anyway.

So, you get the idea. Find some frame that is inexpensive, and speaks to you...

Turn it into a chalkboard. Post with the results.

Hugs from Maine

11 comments:

thedomesticfringe said...

Wicked Awesome!

-FringeGirl

Linda said...

Here's my chalkboard ... love it!

http://linduhe.blogspot.com/2008/10/wall-update-on-schoolroom-project.html

Sarah said...

Oooooh I love the last one. It is beautiful!
Sarah

on the Rhoads of life said...

I've been wanting a chalkboard for my kitchen- Fabulous idea!!!!

Sarah in TX

B. J. Brooks said...

I found your blog through Kristy Dykes' beautiful daughter Jennifer's blog.

I'm loving all your posts and pictures. Very cool.

I live in Jacksonville, Fl, a balmy 80* today.

Many Blessings,
B.J. Brooks
(Robinson)

Mel said...

What a cool idea! You have inspired me to keep an eye ever watchful for treasures, though they may be hidden in the guise of something else. Oh, and I'm making cookies to take up to some of my nursing friends that I used to work with next week, so I'm headed to TJ Maxx while I'm up there! I'm excited! It's the little things that get me excited!:)LOL

So blessed! said...

How awesome. Love those ideas.

Juli said...

This is one of my favorite project. I made on several years back. I'll post it.
This is so much fun. Thanks for getting me back into blogging.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Thanks for this info, I have been wanting to do something like this, You did a great job!!!!
Blessings,
Sue

Pam said...

Ok. Loooove it! I am SO going to find a place in my home to do this. I was just admiring a beautiful, empty frame at the thrift store today and contemplating what I could do with it. What great timing!

Tricia Anne said...

I don't have a chalkboard makeover yet, but I am on the hunt for a huge frame to create one with! :o) I could really use one! :o)
I have found your blog this morning and so glad that I did. I am looking forward to visiting and reading when I have a little more time. :o) I will be sure to have my cup of coffee in hand. :o)
I will be having a give away next week, please drop by to enter. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. Your entire title, and profile on the front page of your blog describes me! :o)