Tyson and Quinn's Corner


This is our life with our little man, born May 2009 and our sweet daughter, born May 2011.

15 November 2010

DIY Chalkboard

Long before Tyson was even a brief thought in our minds, this blog was primarily about our lives, our house and my decorating projects. It took me a long time (18+ months or so), but I finally have the DIY bug back. It's certainly not for lack of trying or good intentions, though. I have approximately 10 projects currently going in various states of completion.

So, here's one that I actually finished!

It started out as a print of a ballerina in a frame that I found at Goodwill for $15. I wouldn't normally pay that much for just a frame, but I kept going back to it thinking it would be perfect for something.

I cleaned it up pretty well and painted it with 2 coats of chalkboard paint. I ordered the vinyl "Menu" from an Etsy seller for $3. I orginally thought I would paint or distress the frame a bit, but once I was finished, I realized it had enough distressing of its own. It was already a creamy yellow that would work well against our cream beadboard backsplash.

The final product:

I was a little concerned that the chalkboard part wouldn't actually work because of the material of the original print. It was kind of a cardboard material, but it works!

I was a busy girl working on 2 different projects tonight, so I'll hopefully have at least one of those to share soon!


Ashley Sisk said...

THat's a great idea! I love that frame! I keep checking at our goodwill for a frame like that!


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