I love chippy chalkboards made from thrift store picture frames. Today I’m going to show you how to knock a bunch out at one time. Be sure to stay with me through the entire post because I have a great giveaway from our friends at Homeright.com .
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How to make chippy chalkboards
I got a great deal on a bunch of picture frames recently. Some of them were 80% off.
Small hand tools are perfect for dismantling frames.
Remove Hardware and Glass
There were staples and points that needed to be removed carefully. Needle nose pliers were handy for pulling staples and more.
This cute little gold frame was a double frame—I have no idea what it’s really called. I removed the smaller frame and discarded it. All the cardboard was put in the recycling bin and the glass was passed on to a friend that uses it in his business.
Visit Homeright for Painting Details
Here’s the pile of frames I dismantled. Hop over to Homeright.com/diy to see how I painted and distressed these frames to their chippy goodness! Bonus: You’ll see how easy it was to change these from picture frames to chalkboards. While you’re there check out all their latest projects completed by my blogger friends.
I love, love, love how all these frames turned out. White was my color of choice, however I think reds and smoked glaze frames would also be very pretty!
How to achieve chippy paint distressing
Here’s my secret to getting the perfect distressed chippy paint and it works perfectly with the Super Finish Max Extra. It’s Petroleum Jelly! I applied it randomly with a cotton swab, then painted right over it. More details on the Homeright post Paint All The Things Picture Frames .
Install plywood chalkboard
Adding the thin plywood to the picture frames to turn them into chalkboards was easy with my Logan Point Driver. I find that this point driver works much better than a staple gun, however if you only have that option—by all means use it.
Embellish Chalkboard with Chalk Art
This small chippy chalkboard gets easy artwork added using my white chalkology paste and this I Love You transfer. You simply apply the chalk paste, wipe off the excess and then carefully remove the transfer.
A really large chalkboard is decorated with white chalkology paste and two transfers, Stay Awhile and Love Grows Here. While doing large transfers, it’s best to do them one at a time so the chalk paste doesn’t dry out.
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Display Chippy Chalkboards with Chalk Art
Finally, I can have pretty chalkboards that are so easy to decorate! I love all of my Chalk Couture products. I believe Glendale will be the year of the chalkboards now that I can make them so pretty. The chalk paste is totally temporary unless I spray it with a poly sealant.
I love making chalkboards, they’re popular with my customers. This chippy chalkboard is hanging in my hall. I may not want to take it down!
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