Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another DIY Chalkboard

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Found a picture thrifting and turned it into a chalkboard. Super EASY!


view of corner

I also did a little re-vamping of this corner. I'm selling furniture and keeping furniture and painting furniture AND need to slipcover furniture.

diy chalkboard before

I got this for free, because the thrift store was having a buy one get one free sale. I love the frame and I just painted three coats of chalkboard paint over the top of the picture and it looks fabulous! I always look for great frames...even if the picture is ugly. Go forth and paint!



19 comments :

  1. Love it and where you hung it is perfect!

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  2. Love that! I need to make me a chalk board for my house... hey, are you selling any dressers?

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  3. Great find! And your corner looks so inviting. Happy Wednesday.

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  4. I tried painting over the picture once, even used primer, but the paint chipped off. I love this. I have some chalkboard projects posted right now.

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  5. I am always looking in the ugly picture section of the thrift store, but I had not thought of this yet. I paint over them to make new paintings but this is so much easier!

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  6. You did a great job...it's gorgeous now!!!

    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Michelle :)

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  7. FAbulous idea!! Love how simple!

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  8. I love chalkboards and your corner looks so cozy (;

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  9. I love this idea and I tried it once before on my own and found that the chalkboard wasn't all that functional because of the ridges on the canvas of the painting. Is there something I can do to make it more 'usable'?

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  10. Nicki,
    I've switched to chalkboard markers! They're fantastic!

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  11. I love the frame! Your chalkboard looks perfect in your living room. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  12. I love the detail on that frame and I could see it moving all around your house through the years-just guessing but I think you and I have the same "condition", we love change, am I right?

    You could also paint the frame if you got tired of the look or wanted it to coordinate with another space.

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  13. What a great idea...that corner looks so great. Where are the chairs from??

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  14. Hi! I love this project - I hope you don't mind, but I've reblogged this (with full credit given):
    http://unofficialfiction.blogspot.com/2010/08/diy-project-vintage-chalkboard-frame.html

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  15. I think you are amazing...so glad I found your blog and YOU! ;) Meme

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  16. I have an old frame, used the glass for the chalkboard paint. Your corner is so inviting, thanks for sharing

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  17. Hello, I love your picture makeover into a chalkboard! It turned out really nice and looks great on the wall. I hope it's okay, I've featured your clever chalkboard in a round-up along with some other great chalkboard paint crafts and home decor. You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Clever-Crafts-Using-Chalkboard-Paint

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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