Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Blogger's Rite of Passage

Could you guess from the post title that I am talking about making a chalkboard? I have seen a lot of chalkboards made from frames and mirrors, and lots of other stuff, since I started following blogs.

I now have a chalkboard under my belt too!



I started with this great frame my mom gave me last week, an antique, wooden, oval frame with plaster decoration. I had a piece of glass cut to fit it, painted the glass with chalkboard paint and painted the frame with Heirloom White.




I didn't distress or antique it, yet. I may do that. But for now, I hung it on my living room door.






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14 comments:

  1. Hi Carlene: Such a neat idea. Just yesterday, I told Jerry that I needed to fix an old oval frame that was hanging in our mud room. More mud than room right now. A lightbulb moment..Thanks for sharing..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  2. Oh, you and your family will have fun leaving messages and creating art on your new chalkboard. It really dresses up the door!

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  3. Do you follow Jacqueline @ Cabin & Cottage? If not you need to check out this post:
    http://getcottage.blogspot.com/2012/04/queen-anne-victorian-in-ny.html

    You're gonna squeal when you see the teacup shelf like yours. Great minds think alike!

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  4. Oh, Carlene, you found a beautiful frame to make into a chalkboard.
    Mary Alice

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  5. Oh I love it! I haven't done a chalkboard yet, but I'm with you....I'm going to have to. I did do a pillow, which I also felt was a "have to"!!

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  6. Oh you did a fabulous job. I love it!

    Thank you for your kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

    I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)

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  7. I love your chalkboard, Carlene! I haven't thought about making a chalkboard as a blogger's rite of passage, but I guess you're right. I put a chalkboard in our kitchen before I started blogging. But I guess I did it because I retired from teaching, and I missed having a chalkboard! I also saw your post about your new shelf, and it looks really pretty with your blue and white china.

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  8. Keeute!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a sweet comment!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  10. Hi-
    What a wonderful project, and I loved your post title!

    You have inspired me, and I am a new follower.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  11. What a great job you did! I LOVE it!!

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  12. Carlene, you have given me a great idea! I'm one of the few who hasn't made a chalkboard so I guess I'll have to do that! Heehee. I like the way yours turned out. The frame is very pretty and makes the chalkboard look impressive. Thanks for coming to Your Cozy Home Party.--------- Shannon

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  13. Cute little chalkboard, Love the frame!

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  14. Very very nice! A friend who is a decorator loves chalk board pantry doors. So when I moved into my current home I painted the pantry door with chalk paint. I love it so much I just keep a welcome message on it with chalk marker all the time. So I painted the laundry room door too for a space we can change up with different messages.

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