Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Making Chalkboards...

Chalkboard fun!

They are east to make.  Just find some old frames at the thrift store, paint them and add chalk paint.  I used the brush on type.  It's messy, but the results are worth it.

I've been a blog slug lately with not much to show and talk about.

I'll be meeting with my sister and brother this weekend and we are going to Shop. Eat. Laugh. Repeat!

We are going to the Raleigh Flea Market and hopefully will find some treasures.  Then.....I'll have something to blog about!


Deb said...

I love chalk-boards and these are really pretty.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I love your chalkboards. What brand of paint do you use? hugs, Linda

Maureen said...

I like doing chalkboards but I usually use the spray. I just find it easier. I already make enough of a mess so spray is better for me.

Lucille said...

I love your chalkboards! A great idea!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

LOVE these! I just finished a large one for my dining room.

NanaDiana said...

Sometimes we all need some slug time, you know? Have fun with your sister and brother. How wonderful is that! xo Diana

Laura said...

You are so smart Miss Sissie.
What a great, manageable idea!
Plus the chalkboards are the right size.
I don't need a huge one- yours are great.

White Spray Paint

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, can't wait to see your new treasures! I love your chalkboards. I am going to have to try the brush on chalkboard paint, it took a lot of coats with the spray,


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your chalk boards Sissie! Have fun this weekend and I hope you find lots of pretty treasures!

raggygirlvintage said...

Lovely chalkboards Sissie! They were a big seller at my last market, I also prefer to brush on the paint. You found such pretty frames:-)

Karen said...

Beautiful chalkboards Sissie. I think I'm going to make one. The more I see them the more I want one. Am I impressionable or copycat? lol.

June said...

Have a blast with your sister Sissie...but I know that goes without saying : )
I love your chalkboards!
Blog slug..that would be me too.
sending hugs...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love 'em, Sissie! Gotta find great frames like you do. They seem to have such plain ones at the GW here. I keep looking though! : ) Have fun!

Donna said...

Well you know how much I love chalkboards, Sissie, and yours are great! I've had mixed luck with the brush on kind of chalkboard paint, though. I found out the hard way that using a roller is not the best way to apply the paint! It creates little air bubbles that pop, then show up when the paint dries! ugh! Have a great weekend!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So sounds like the paint on chalkboard paint is better? I always wondered. I always use the spray--because it is so easy.

Stefania Fortunato said...

Love this chalkboards. Great idea.

Gail said...

Hi Sissie, Your chalkboards look great! I love the frames. I use the brush chalkboard paint too. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

All Things Chic 2 said...

You are so smart...
I've been wanting to make some chalkboards & keep putting it off... THanks for the inspiration...
Blessings Lori

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

It must be chalkboard week! I have done some for the store too! Yours look great!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have yet to try this but so want to! :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Love these Sissy! Have a great time this weekend!


Becca said...

Such pretty chalkboards !! They truly add such a fun element to any vignette, don't they?

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Soon I am going to show a chalk board I am working on and I must say, it is going to be cute!! I am excited about it!
Have fun on your girl's DAY OUT!!

Amanda said...

Hi Sissie! Chalkboards have been on my to-do list for some time now! Yours are superb and I love the clever tags you've tied to them! I have to say...I was so tickled by the comment you left me this afternoon! I have felt the same way about so many of the beautiful items you have created and posted about! You are such a dear!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

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Diane said...

I like the chalkpainted spoons! That has inspired an idea for my hubby's little garden....Thanks!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your chalkboards! So Beautiful!

Dorthe said...

Sissie, they are wonderful in those frames , making them look very old and used- great job, dear.

ShantyGirl said...

I want a french bottle dryer!! Sounds like you had fun! Sissie did you get your RA package from me? Just wanted to make sure it arrived I hadn't heard anything. Thanks

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