Friday, April 29, 2011

Chalkboard Project and Giveaway!

My momma brain limits my memory to about 10 seconds, so it's vital to write down anything of importance. I've been wanting to make a chalkboard to jot down notes for a while now, and have just been searching for the perfect frame. I finally found this gorgeous beauty at an awesome thrift/ antique store in Roy. (It's called Second Tyme Around) The whole creation was easy and quick.



My supplies included:

The frame (originally plain wood in need of sanding and a coat of paint)

Chalkboard paint (about $6 at Lowes)

Spray paint

Antiquing glaze

MDF board to use for the chalkboard(so super cheap! I think it was $4 for a piece bigger than this. Plus, the hardware store will usually cut it to size for free)

Nails1. I sanded the frame, painted it with two coats of lime green paint, and let dry. Then I painted on the glaze, and wiped it off, so it was only left in the intricate, fine lines.


2. I painted the MDF board (already cut to the right size) with the chalkboard paint. I think I did 6 coats, and it's recommended to do at least 4.


3. I placed the chalkboard in the frame, and hammered in some very small nails to keep it in place.



Once we move I'll find a perfect place for it up on the wall! I just love how the bright green pops against the black- YUM!




I also made a mini-chalkboard using an old picture frame. It's perfect to put on your nightstand and write sweet messages to your hubby or kids. Want one? I'm giving away a mini chalkboard, and the winner gets to choose the frame color, so it'll match any room you want to put it in.

To enter, just leave a comment with your name and e-mail.


**Want another entry? Follow my blog and let me know in another comment that you did.

**Giveaway goes till May 5th.






This post is linked up at SimplyDesigning.

19 comments:

  1. soooo cute
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    Heather C.

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  2. I follow via GFC
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    Heather C.

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  3. I love your chalkboards. I am following you - but not for the give away - I live in Canada and don't want you to go through the hassle.
    Found you on Tater Tots and Jello!

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  4. cute:) keely hostetter
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  5. Following on gfc.
    keely hostetter
    hoss311@aol.com

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  6. I love all things chalkboard paint! So cute! I am visiting from TT&J and new follower!!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com
    p.s. I am having a giveaway this weekend, you should come check it out!

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  7. What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. I am now a follower as well!
    akern19@hotmail.com

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  9. Love it! I can't wait to try to make my own :)
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  10. Follow you now!
    soonermom76(at)gmail.com

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  11. I am so in love with all of the great projects using chalkboard paint and your green framed piece is fantastic! What a beautiful color and it complements the lines on the frame so well! New follower here!

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  12. Cute cute!

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  13. Oh I love this idea and your results, just beautiful , truely. This would be so precious in my shabby chic bedroom, thank you for the chance
    Julie Cutshaw
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  14. New GFC follower publicly as j cutshaw thank you
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  15. My daughter will love the mini-chalkboard frame. nancysoffice at gmail dot com

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  16. I became a GFC follower. nancysoffice at gmail dot com

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  17. My son would love this!

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  18. I follow via GFC!

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  19. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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