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Thursday, 12 July 2012

All About Chalkboards

I have a pin board on Pinterest dedicated to chalkboards - I love 'em!
You can check it out here.

I have followed the trend willingly and have a great little silver tray
chalkboard on my kitchen counter that I like to write inspirational messages
on for Mr. Biff (and me!)

Here's what I started with:

You have to carefully tape off the outer rim - it's a bit time-consuming
but worth it for the result:

Don't forget to "season" your chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over it!
Once you start making chalkboards I promise you - it will be hard (maybe
impossible!...hee,hee) to stop!

Here another one I've recently done:

This was a mirror that I got at a thrift store for $6 bucks.  It
was gold and it's HEAVY!  I spray painted chalkboard paint
right over the mirror....BUT....I've since learned - turn the mirror
around in the frame, paint the back of it with chalkboard paint
and when are bored with your chalkboard - turn the mirror
back around....easy, peasy-lemon squeezy!

I painted this one white originally - didn't like it so added gray,
didn't like it so dry brushed it again with white and for now,
I think I like it ok!

It offers a great place to write up my menu or offer welcome
or thanks in our dining room.

I've done about a half a dozen more - I will share them
in the coming weeks!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great chalkboards!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I know exactly what you mean! Once I started I couldn't stop! I've done about a dozen (!) and still want to make more! I LOVE the mirror one ~ great idea to paint on the BACK. Have a great weekend.


Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Love all your chalkboards Peggy. I like to do those also especially when I can make one out of something unusual. Hugs, Peggy

Lockable notice boards said...

Chalkboard is such great and very useful in each and every field. Here you share such nice details about silver tray chalkboard. Its too good.