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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Easy Chalkboard







This thrift shop find is what I had in mind for a chalkboard because of the ornate frame. 




I didn't even plan to take the print out of it.  Nor did I make any repairs on the frame, leaving it as is, cracks and all. 





All I did was clean the frame and glass. 





Then used painter's tape to protect the frame from any paint. 



I've used this chalkboard spray before on glass (the teachers' chalkboard painted planters)...






so I knew it would hold up on this glass.  
I sprayed on one even layer. 





And waited for it to dry thoroughly. 





The anticipation... I wanted to write on it and try it out "write away"!  (wink!) 



TIME'S UP!  




I tested writing and erasing and was tickled this project was so gal dang easy! 





And pretty good looking too! 





I'm taking this on the road for my booth sales! 













Another made in a day project!  The best kind. 



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39 comments:

  1. Chalkboard is such the rage at the moment and it is easy to see why when you can create such awesome crafts with it. You would never be able to buy something like this.

    Love the frame, love the chalkboard!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning.

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  2. I love making at a chalkboard from a glass picture frame! Looks fabulous and thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  3. Love this idea! You did a great job!

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  4. Tracy @ OurSimpleLifeSCSeptember 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    I bought a huge old frame a couple months ago for this purpose. It did not have anything in it but the frame, so I hung it on the wall and painted with chalkboard paint on the wall around the inside of the frame around the painted area. It works great and I can change the inspirational message I put there each week!.

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  5. This is a great DIY project! You did a wonderful job and this doesn't cost much :) Thanks for sharing it at Together on Tuesdays :)

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  6. What a wonderful project... it turned out to be great! Thank you for the idea. :)

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  7. What a great idea and so easy! Thanks for linking up at Whatever Wednesday!

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  8. I really need to try this!! I am always wanting to decorate with a chalkboard, but have never invested. I just need to get some chalkboard paint!! Love it!

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  9. You have just given me so many ideas...thank you, thank you, thank you! And thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  10. What a neat idea, and it looks wonderul. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.

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  11. pretty neat and totally perfect for booth sales! love it! :)

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  12. There's something so charming about chalkboards. Thanks for the idea.

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  13. AMAZING!!! I must go buy chalkboard spray paint this weekend :-)

    Thanks for sharing on #WhateverWednesday

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  14. This looks so amazing! I love it! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  15. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party, I've featured your post this week on my blog.

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  16. This is a great idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing it at The Southern Special. I will be featuring it at the next Southern Special. Have a wonderful week.

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  17. Love how easy this was. I bet it will look great in your booths. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made.

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  18. It's amazing what chalkboard paint can cover. I saw a post today on shoe boxes painted and they looked fantastic.


    Thanks so much for stopping, Catherine :)

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  19. It's fun and easy, isn't it? :)
    Thanks for visiting, Leslie!

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  20. HA!!! I love that idea, Tracy! So clever and good looking too! Thanks so much for visiting.

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  21. I'm thrilled you stopped, Tammy. Thank you!

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  22. Isn't it so easy? I love done in a day crafts. Thank you so much for visiting. :)

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  23. You're going to love trying this out. It comes in both cans for brush/sponge painting and sprays. I bought one can of spray and used it on two planters and this project. I still have a lot of it left.
    Thanks so much for visiting Elizabeth :)

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  24. I'm so happy to hear that! Have tones of fun! :)
    Thank you for stopping by, Pam!

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  25. It turned out quite nicely. This project would make great easy, yet stunning gifts for any occasion.

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  26. Thanks Millie and Kristina :)
    So glad you stopped in!

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  27. I agree with you. It's an odd attraction. Thanks for visiting :)

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  28. That's thrilling! Thank you so much, Monique!

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  29. Incredibly easy! Thank you for taking the time to stop by, Ginger :)

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  30. Oh, that sounds like an awesome idea too Robin!

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  31. Hello, my name is Misty, and I am one of the guest hosts on the Merry Monday Linky party, and this week I will be featuring this project as my weekly pick on my site, The LadyPrefers2Save. Thank you for linking up!

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  32. Hi Misty! Thank you so much! I'll be sure to stop by.

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