Today, we have a great project from a new friend of mine, Rebecca from You Are Talking Too Much.
I am so excited to be guest-posting today! I have never been a “guest blogger” for anyone….ever. You may soon find out why. Luckies. Thank you Gail!
I am Rebecca and I hope you have heard of my blog, “You Are Talking Too Much”. I enjoy sharing my DIY attempts and blending it with humor and reality. Today, I will keep it short and sweet and just share a fun, inexpensive project that you can use for your holiday decorations.
Some of my most popular posts are how I transform old mirrors, pictures into chalkboards and my favorite–a chalkboard table. I also show you how to make “finger friendly chalk”. That is also one of my most popular posts? Who woulda’ thunk? You won’t believe how easy and how cute it looks when you are done!
But these sweet little small chalkboards started out like this…….
Inexpensive wooden frames
Take off the twine. I debated this because I am a “lazy” painter but knew that it would be much neater to do it without. So proud of myself.
Paint the wooden frames
It ends up beautifully…….. See?
You can see the door transformation on my post titled Door Drama. You won’t believe what it looked like to begin with.
Paint with chalkboard paint
Then chalk paint on the inside. I just used the “light wood” surface they already had. I use at least three coats of chalk paint and I have used it on glass, mirrors and wood and never had any issues. In between coats of paint did you know that you can put your brush in a baggie and store in your fridge?
So you have painted the chalk paint and the frame…… Re-tie your twine, touch up your frame and……
Wah lah! Easy and inexpensive.
Thanks for the opportunity to hang out over here at “My Re-Purposed Life” for the day! I would love for you to come visit me at my blog You Are Talking Too Much!
Thank You Rebecca! I love anything and everything chalkboard. I too always do three coats and store my brush in a baggie. (Although I don’t put mine in the fridge). I use the same foam brush for a LONG time!