Upcycled Chalkboard

6:00:00 AM

I recently found a very ugly picture in 
a really beautiful frame.


Luckily...
My Valspar free sample came today!

I popped out the picture and gave the frame a coat of white. 


The frame looks beautiful in white!



Then I painted the backing board that was inside the frame with chalkboard paint.



I let the paint dry, and then rubbed the side of the 
chalk over the board and erased it, this keeps the chalk 
writing from staining the chalkboard.


And the result is an awesome chalkboard
in a beautiful white frame! 


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35 comments

  1. Thanks for the awesome tip about running the chalk over the board prior to using it!

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  2. Thanks for the awesome tip about running the chalk over the board prior to using it!

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  3. Thanks for the awesome tip about running the chalk over the board prior to using it!

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  4. Just did one myself.. don't you love it?

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  5. Hi Susan. Just letting you know I featured you this week on Thrifty Thursday. Loving your blog! I am following now and looking forward reading more. Blessings...

    Johnnie

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  6. Clever idea!

    I'm a new follower!

    http://peachesreviews.com

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  7. Love this. I love to redo thrift shop frames into something beautiful :) I'm your newest follower from Made with Love hop and would love for you to stop by sometime.

    http://babesandsages.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow that looks amazing! New follower http://angela-mommytimeout.blogspot.com. Would love a follow back!

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  9. Lovely blog! Great idea!
    New follower from the hop. Hope you can hop over and follow me.
    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a beautiful frame and I love that you turned it into a chalkboard. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

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  11. I love chalkboards... and I love how chunky that frame is. It looks great white.

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  12. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This project is fabulous AND simple! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. I did this exact same thing back in November. I have a post in December with a letter to Santa on it. Yours looks great.

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  14. I love this!

    I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

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  15. Too cute! Can't wait to try this!!

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  16. LOVE that frame! And great job! So easy! Thanks for linking up!

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  17. What an awesome idea!! I'm your newest follower from Boost my Blog Friday I'd love for you to follow back at www.homeschoolingbytheyard.blogspot.com and/or www.kylakreates.com

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  18. I'm a new follower from Boost My Blog Friday! Great blog! I would love if you'd stop by my blog at http://www.formulamom.com! Have a great day!

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  19. Ooh I love. I have one similar that I made last year and it always has something pretty on it =) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Love that big, thick frame! Perfect. Great job.

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  21. I love the ornate frame! I recently made some chalkboards myself.

    http://charmingdecor.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the white frame and all the detail. Looks great. I have some chalkboard paint just waiting to be used.

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  23. Love the frame! It looks so much better in white. Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

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  24. Very Cool! I'm hosting my first Linky party and would love for you to submit to it!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/glitters-first-linky-party_22.html#comments

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  25. Very pretty! I'm thinking I have a frame similar to that too....

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  26. Did I mention I loved all the great projects you linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash? Thanks bunches. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  27. That looks beautiful!! I'm doing one today! :-)
    Blessings,
    Cyndi

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  28. I love it! That is the perfect size for a chalkboard. Thanks for linking up to my party.
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  29. It looks great. I found you from Chalk Talk link party. You really create some neat things from recycled items. Love that frame!
    I just painted a frame white for a project I did too... (but I like your frame much better! lol)
    I'd love for you to link this to my Organizing Mission Link party if you'd like.
    Thanks!

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