A Chalkboard via the Thrift Store

I love chalkboards.

I currently have three of varying sizes.

It’s fun to write signs of celebration,

holiday greetings.

scripture verses,

and inspiring quotes.

This is how I made my newest one.

On a thrifting trip this Spring,

with the best partner you could ask for,

(she brings chocolate!!)

I was quite successful.

I always forget to take a “before” picture.

So the one above is all I have of my “before” chalkboard.

It is a gold wooden frame with a cardboard picture of a little boy in it.

On a different trip, I found a small masonite children’s chalkboard.

You know the type…

It was green with  lines painted on it

for children to practice their letters.

I brought it home and painted it with chalkboard paint

so it would be ready when I found the perfect frame!

It took hubby a couple minutes

to trim down the chalkboard to fit this “new” frame.

I tacked it into the frame with some small nails

and was good to go!

May 17, 2013 - 5:54 pm

Holly - Great job Tanya! And did I mention how much I love your cherry blossoms.

May 17, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Gayle Daniel - Tanya, when you say you cut your chalkboard to fit…what are you cutting? a larger piece you found/bought? I was thinking you were painting with chalkboard paint? cute ideas though and don’t you just LOVE trash to treasure?

May 17, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Tanya - Yes Gayle…you are right. I cut down the little children’s chalkboard to a smaller size. I did this after I painted over the little lines for practice printing with black chalkboard paint. Glad to know you stopped by!! :)

May 20, 2013 - 9:39 am

Pamela Gordon - It looks great Kathy! I have a chalk slate (actually 2) that were mine and my sisters when we were little and I often use them in my decor. I also have a very large wood framed green chalkboard that I’m trying to find a spot to hang. I just don’t have the wall space! What a dilemma!! Blessings, Pamela

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