Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easy Framed Chalkboards with a Tip

I made these chalkboards back in 2011... 
the hard way!

But now a friend gave me a tip that I'm passing on to you...

framed chalkboards with a TIP www.homeroad.net


In my local Home Depot store I was able to buy chalkboard. 

Yep, you heard me... buy the chalkboard.

framed chalkboards with a TIP www.homeroad.net

Not paint it, not spray it, buy it!

It comes in large sheets and if you are really lucky,
the men in the store will cut it for you. 

framed chalkboards with a TIP www.homeroad.net

I had them cut my sheet of chalkboard into 8"x10"
pieces... perfect for putting into repurposed 
thrift store frames.

framed chalkboards with a TIP www.homeroad.net

After I painted the frames in beautiful 
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors I added
small pieces of matching scrabble shelves as chalk holders.

framed chalkboards with a TIP www.homeroad.net

I pushed glazier points into the back 
to hold the chalkboard into the frames.

glazier points www.homeroad.net

This is an easy and inexpensive way to repurpose
a frame of any size! 

framed chalkboards with a TIP www.homeroad.net

Who knew?

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14 comments:

  1. Cool! I didn't know about the chalkboard either!

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  2. Oh wow, never knew that. Genius!

    Jeanine

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  3. I am loving this idea. No more having to paint the boards! Thank you for sharing this great tip!

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  4. Thanks for sharing - I had no idea you could purchase them either! Love what you did with the frames.

    Have a happy week!

    ~Sherri

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  5. Sometimes my chalkboard paint takes too many coats - next time I am buying them already done and cut.Thank you!!!!

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  6. Yep, I've seen that chalkboard. :) They also have whiteboard.

    great easy framed chalkboards Susan!
    gail

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  7. Love these! Thanks for the tip, Susan.

    Sandi

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  8. I didn't knows they had this either, is it pretty cheap?

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  9. Great tip, Susan! I had heard about this but, of course, haven't made any chalkboards that I could actually go buy some. I like the glazier points, too.

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  10. Wow! And I've needed to make a chalkboard for a month now and kept putting it off. Thanks you just saved me TONS of time!!

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  11. Excellent tip. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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