Thursday, February 25, 2010

I heart chalkboard paint!

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE chalkboard paint? It's so versatile! You can use it anywhere!

At one of my many thrifty outings, I found this frame buried at GoodWill for 3 bucks. It was just plain wood, so I jazzed it up a bit with some white acrylic paint and some distressing (which I also love to do). Then I spray painted the glass in the frame with some random color of spray paint, just to give it some texture. And then topped it off with a couple coats of chalkboard paint. I placed it on an easel (which I also got at GoodWill), and tada! My little inspirational chalkboard!

I wrote "relax..." on there to remind myself to take a chill pill once in a while. I am sure my husband can vouch for that! What can I say? I'm a mom to a toddler who gets a little stressed.

I just know there are many more uses of chalkboard paint. Please share some of your creative ways you used chalkboard paint. I always welcome new ideas!


  1. Very nice, I like how you painted the frame, that would look nice on my, ahem, I mean on a kitchen counter......:)
    Welcome to blog world. Its fun! Just remember to be you and don't get discouraged if it takes a while to get people to find you. They will.

  2. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I definitely needed that! :0)

  3. Hi!! Visiting from Just A Girl..
    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks great. I am thinking of doing a chalkboard but was wondering about using glass as the base. What do you think are the chances of it breaking if the chalkboard was actually used frequently?
    Donna from Australia

  5. hi, just found you on fingerprints on the fridge, love the chalkboards. here's a link to my chalkboard in my kitchen. this was one of my first posts, so please excuse the un -polished look! thanks!

  6. Hi, I love your chalkboard frame! We've been making chalkboard frames as well and they are a big hit! Ques for you...why did you paint the glass with reg spray paint first? We've just been using chalkboard paint on the glass. Just wondering if there is a little trick we aren't aware of.
    Oh and I love the three frames you have on your laundry room wall - stunning!
    Brislane Interiors


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