Saturday

DIYP#16- My Love of Chalkboard Paint Has Deepened



You've probably picked up on my newly discovered love for chalkboard paint.  I used it in my laundry room makeover and my toddler's new art table.

I saw this idea in the summer edition of Better Homes & Garden 100 DIY Projects.

And I thought, "Well, well, well, chalkboard paint isn't just for kids, is it?"

Here's my new favorite thing:

Take an ornate frame (mine is from Ikea and it's actually plastic, shhhh, don't tell):


And rough up the glass on the frame with some course sandpaper (just enough to leave it scratched up a bit).

Take your chalkboard paint and coat the glass after wiping it off. (Or you can buy chalk board spray paint for plastic).


Let it dry and hang it.

Mine is the perfect display for some Bible versus we're trying to memorize as a family:

If that doesn't make you feel all warm and tingly, I don't know what will!

30 comments:

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Cute idea! You are going to TOWN with that chalkboard paint. :)

Happy Mommy said...

That is a great idea! Do you have IKEA? We live hours from an IKEA. I love IKEA! Great idea, that rhymes Great idea~I love IKEA, it's early...
I hope all is well with the storm and that you will be back up and blogging soon, shoot me an email so I know your alright. Praying for you all!!

Kasey Hunt said...

Very creative idea! I hope that you and your family will be safe from the storm. We always get out catch phrase or trivial pursuit cards when the power is out to pass the time.

Dawn said...

That is awesome...We just bought some chalkboard paint-now I've got to find a frame!

Lu said...

Oh how fun! Gotta steal this idea!

Lisa J said...

I really like this idea too. The table I didn't think could be topped, but this is really extra cool. I so look forward to Saturday for you DIY tips! Keeps me from having to read all those magazines!!! Thanks for saving me money!

3boys247 said...

I love it!

Valarie said...

OoooooOOOOoooooo I like this idea!!!

Mother Hen said...

How quaint! Kinda like an old-timey white board. ;)

P.S. He loves you... said...

fun ...and visiable...great job!

Mandy said...

That IS cool!

jamie in rose cottage said...

Oooo, I like that! I'll have to try it myself! We have an Ikea around here, but I still haven't gone there. The thing is, I know it won't be a short trip, so I've gotta wait til I have hours to kill before I venture there!

I have quite a cheesy photo on my blog today that you might like, too, right here.

Shara said...

Too cute!!

Joy said...

Oooooooohhh.... Ahhhhhhhh....

LOVE it! You can find frames like that at the dollar stores and thrift stores too!

Okay, now I need to go invest in some chalkboard paint...

gina said...

Will that work on mirrors? Thanks for the inspiration!

edie+steve said...

I love this idea and LOVE IKEA! I did chalkboard walls in my kitchen last fall and absolutely love them. I didn't use traditional chalkboard paint, but just used regular flat paint (can use any color) and added unsanded tile grout to it. It looks beautiful. Check out pics sometime on my blog!

laytonfamily said...

chalk board paint??? - this is new for me.

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

I swear I am the only American left who hasn't tried chalkboard paint.

Please STAY SAFE. HUGE HUGS.

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh I love it!

Jennifer said...

That is very cute!

How are y'all doing now after the hurricane? We are from Katy, and we left to my sister-in-law's house. We haven't came back yet to see what has happened. All I know is that our power is off and you are not supposed to drink the water.

Dee said...

I love that Kristin! Don't be surprised if that same project winds up in my home..... do you think it would look as good in a different type of frame?

Muthering Heights said...

That looks great!

Nancy said...

as always, I love your ideas :)

CanCan said...

Could you also maybe not use the glass, and remove the glass and paint the chalk board stuff directly on the mdf or wood in the back of the frame?
I'm just a little scared of having glass with the kiddies...

Jenn said...

Great idea! That would be perfect for our home schooling!

Mom said...

How cool is that... I think I need to invest in some chalkboard paint.

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Anonymous said...

SO cute!! At a crafters expo recently, I saw old metal serving/lap trays painted with chk brd paint too...then holes punched on one edge and strung up with heavy gauge wire to hang them.

RefreshMom said...

Another great idea! I'm still looking for just the right plate to use for a "honey-do list" for DH like the one you used for your "menu" a few days ago. (I'm thinking that's a little more sophisticated than a 'chore chart' and less tiresome than me nagging!)

Groovewoman said...

This is a FREAKIN AWESOME IDEA!

Lisa Knight said...

OMG that is soooooo cute! And weird... my Mom had the same mirror YEARS ago, only it was gold... must have been a classic design LOL!