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Sunday, May 4, 2014

pretty chalk boards

Pretty chalk boards are super simple to make, using upcycled cabinet doors and picture frames! I found this oval frame at a local antique shop. I love the raised details. After I white washed the frame, my husband was sweet to cut an oval back board.
Changing up the messages on this 16 x 20 frame is fun. Before I made it pretty, it was red tagged at Kohls, glass missing, with chipped navy paint. I filled in the gaps with wood spackle, painted the frame white, and applied two coats of chalk board paint to the back board.
In this house........
My inspirational message was inspired by the barn-wood sign (shown below)! 

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40 comments:

  1. Love anything chalkboard!! Ill have to keep my eyes peeled for some vintage frames!

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    1. On the way back from the shore last weekend, we stopped at a flea market and one of the booths had super sweet chalk boards made from white kitchen cabinet doors of all sizes! Really cute. I see cabinet doors all the time at ikea in the scratch and dent area!

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  2. can never have too many chalkboards. The last one has a really nice shape

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    1. I'm such a chalk board nut. I made my self laugh yesterday thinking about making a retro chalkboard with and old tv screen front we have hanging in the cellar:)

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  3. I can't believe I've never done a chalkboard piece, when I like the ones you all do so much! Note to self - get on it.

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    1. Be careful, it's addicting:) Happy Tuesday!

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  4. Nice! I love painting old frames... I do that a lot.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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  5. The chalkboards look great! I really like the pantry door one.

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  6. I'm always on the lookout for old frames. They are so versatile. Great job!

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    1. Yes, those old frames are great finds! Thanks for stopping over!

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  7. I love chalkboards and you have created some super fun ones! Happy 4th! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. I'm a sucker for a chalkboard - and that round frame is beautiful!
    Thanks for stopping by; following via FB. :)
    Rebekah @ somewhere-in-the-middle.com

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    1. Awe, thanks for the follow and stopping by:)

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  9. Hello, fellow Delawarean! Thanks so much for visiting my post on Hometalk. Love your blog! The kids and I were just talking about using chalkboard paint in their rooms. These are great ideas!

    Becky
    Clover and Thyme

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    1. That sounds fun! ! I made a chalk board kid table last Halloween! http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/10/chalk-board-table_22.html So glad you stopped by!

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  10. Love that oval chalk board! You can't have too many chalk boards!

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    1. Chalk board addict here. lol:) Thank you for coming by!

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  11. So pretty! And how smart to use a frame without the glass for a chalkboard. I'm just so amazed at how creative people are.

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  12. You have so many great ideas on your blog...my "to make' list is getting longer...lol. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. BTW- I love your inspiration for this project.

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  13. I love DIY Chalkboards! These are really cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Hump Day Happenings.

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  14. what awesome chalk ideas! Chalk is so messy, so I never use it, but you've inspired me!

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    1. Yes, the powder is messy, but if you keep your design a while it's not so bad! Thank you for stopping by:)

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  15. These are all so pretty Michele; love the oval one - its shape evokes a warm welcome, indeed!

    Poppy

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    1. Awe, thank you so much! That't my favorite too:)

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  16. I love your chalkboards! Thanks for sharing them at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'll be featuring you on my FB page tomorrow here - https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime

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  17. So cute and I have the perfect spot for my own chalk board. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  18. What a sweet project! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  19. Thanks for linking up to Merry Mondays Link parties. We're thrilled to have ya! Love chalkboard everything! houseofbennetts.com

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    1. Thank you and for inviting me to your linky:)

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