Thursday, October 21, 2010

Flashback Friday....Chalkboard makeover


This project has evolved over two years. Chalkboards have been the rage in homes for several years now. In 2009, I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and make a chalkboard for my home. I had made one plate chalkboard in the kitchen, but I wanted something bigger. Finally, I rediscovered this picture that was under our bed. The glass was broken, the picture was scratched really bad, so I decided it needed a new life.


Before:


I bought some chalkboard paint and this is how it looked for a year! Now you know why you don't see more projects. I have too many started and not finished. Geez!

During:

First day of summer break 2009

Here is how it looks today! I love it. I painted the mat a pretty green with some free paint from Glidden, but was not satisfied. I then added some ribbon on top and love it. I also spray painted the frame black. Here is the new and improved chalkboard...

After:




How many chalkboards are in your home?

10 comments:

Miller Racing Family said...

I love the last change in the chalkboard. We really don't have many chalkboards. Though I think we will start getting more as our schedules get wilder. Right now I have a canister set that have little chalkboards on them.
I hope you have a great day and great creation!

Sarah said...

I don't own a single chalkboard! Such a shame right? I think that yours looks amazing.

Barb said...

How cute is that!! I love gleaning wonderful ideas from talented people!

Hugs,
Barb

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oooooh, love it! We only have one chalkboard in the house, and it's on the girls' easel. Sheesh! And do not get me started on projects that don't get finished. I'm with ya.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

I love that! The ribbon is great. I don't have a chalkboard. Maybe I need one...

Trudy said...

I love the chalkboard...how cute and simple too! I would have never even thought to do that with an old picture frame and believe me, I have lots of those! I have always loved chalkboards, I think it's the teacher in me!

Have a fabulous weekend Rhonda!

God bless-
Trudy

Anonymous said...

I definitely want to read a bit more soon. BTW, rather nice design this blog has, but don’t you think design should be changed from time to time?

MiMi said...

Anonymous needs to shut up. First of all, IMO.
Second, that chalkboard is amazing! I love what you did to it! Isn't it funny how you do something and then change your mind and have to re-do it? I do that all the time.

Kim said...

I love it!! You did a great job. I do not have any chalkboards at my house!!

shortmama said...

Very cute!