I think we all agree that a chalkboard is one of the best ways to remind yourself of something important. I know I depend on the repurposed cabinet door chalkboard I keep in my kitchen. I have mentioned that I have a show coming up, one of the things I hope to sell is Mix Your Own Chalkboard Paint Kits.
I love the detail on this frame. I actually glazed it with some burnt umber but it seems to pick up the color from the chalkboard.
As I was trying to put the hangers on this little guy I hammered and hammered and the little brad nail would NOT go in. What’s a girl to do? Reach for a big ole strong gorilla! This Gorilla Super Glue adheres so quickly and strong, it was perfect for this job! I have no idea what this frame is made of, but I don’t think it’s wood!
I have had this frame forever. I painted it last year and it just sat in the “frame” department in the garage. I cut a piece of luan to size and painted it with some “mix your own” chalkboard paint. It’s an oops color (almost black).
These are my kits! I saw AJ do this over at Trash 2 Treasure. She has tons of great ideas! I emailed her and she was so sweet and helpful. We go way back. We used to post a lot to the HGTV Trash to Treasure Message Boards. Now mind you, I would never copy someone and sell at the same venue as them. I hope that if YOU copy AJ or I that YOU do not sell them in KY or WA.
I don’t have it all worked out in my head yet, but I plan to sell “do it yourself” kits. See the oops paint tubs? I cleaned them up, removed the huge sticker off the top, replacing it with a smaller sticker that I painted.
I will be selling these at Glendale Kentucky Crossing Days on October 16, 2010. If you happen to be a vendor at that show, I ask that you do not copy my packaging. I’ve put a lot of work into this, and I would like it to be somewhat unique. If you happen to live in Timbucktoo, feel free to copy away!
EDITED TO ADD: I used eggshell and semi-gloss finishes on my chalkboards. They both worked fine. I’m not sure I’ve ever done it with “flat” paint. I really like the semi-gloss. I tend to water mine down with just a tad of water. If you’re a regular painter, you’ll know when it’s too thick.
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