Monday, June 28, 2010

Chalkboard {Frame} Art

Making chalkboards is definitely one of the easiest do-it-yourself projects. I have made a few and have plans to make another one soon as well as do some chalkboard labeling on various containers. One of my favorite chalkboard projects so far was created by using set of three square picture frames, two small and one large, that I found at Salvation Army for $1 each.

Here is the larger one that is currently hanging above my coat rack in the entryway:

Here are the two smaller ones that are hanging in my half bathroom:

To start making them I removed the backing insert from the frame and sprayed the frames with chalkboard paint. Then I cut fabric squares larger than the backing and attached them to the backing with Elmer's Spray Adhesive. I wrapped the excess fabric around the other side of the backing and placed it back in the frame. Next I hot glued various shells directly to the fabric. Last but not least I wrote beach themed words and messages around the frames.

The possibilities for these frames are endless and I can easily change them at any time. I thought about attaching some silver clips and creating a message board and still might try it if I get tired of the shells. If anyone else tries this I'd love to see what you come up with!

All Linked Up:

Today's Creative Blog...Get Your Craft on Tuesday

Nikki's Nifty Knacks...Gettin' Crafty on Hump Day

The Shabby Chic Cottage...Transformation Thursdays

The Shabby Nest...Frugal Friday

A Soft Place to Land...DIY Day Beach Edition


~Momma to Bug n' Bear~


joco07 said...

Des...You are so creative! Maybe one afternoon you can come by for some coffee (sans all kids) and help me come up with some decorating ideas! :) Love all your GW finds too!

Decorchick! said...

I love those chalkboard frames!! Adorable!! What color paint is the blueish one? Looks like a nice blue...

Desiree said...

Thanks for the nice comment! All three frames are actually black chalkboard paint. Maybe the blue wall behind the two little ones is making it look blueish. These frames are so much fun. I already changed the saying around the one in my entry way to read "Welcome to our Beach" and I used a seashell necklace to make a hanger for it.


Desiree said...


I'm always willing to help decorate :-)


cherry said...

Love these really cute !
Happy 4th to you & yours
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Nikki said...

LOVE them!!!!!! Thanks for linking them to gettin' crafty on Hump Day! :)

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Oooh, I LOVE these! They are so adorable -- and SUCH a good idea! I love that you could change what's in them anytime you want! :)