Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Framed chalkboards

I have quite a few frames about 5 x 7” and today I made a few of them into mini magnetic chalkboards.  I bought some vinyl chalkboard a while ago but never used it until today.  I think these smaller chalkboards are great.  They would make great little accent pieces to write seasonal or love notes or even a gentle reminder of something that you, or someone else, needs to do.

I listed two frames in my etsy store today.

This great vintage metal frame.


This is the original patina as I found it.  I just cleaned it up and added the metal and chalkboard.


This one is a wood frame that I painted aqua with hints of silver and some light distressing.


I just love aqua but I’m all out so I need to remember to go to the store and get some more aqua paint. 


I picked up a few vintage Syroco, Homco and Dart pieces earlier this week so I hope to have more pieces to show you later this week.  I ‘m liking the chalkboards so I might have a hard time deciding if I should leave a few pieces  as mirrors of if I should convert them to chalkboards.

With no aqua I relied on Navajo white, berry pink and sage for a few pieces I started working on today.  Here’s a sneak peak:


It is a wonder what some cleaning  and a new coat of paint and glaze can do to pieces.





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  1. Love those frames! Vintage is so pretty:) Love the aqua blue one. Great blog!!

  2. Love the smaller version. I did a bigger version over at my blog http://stephaniesscrappingstation.blogspot.com/2010/12/letter-to-santa.html

  3. These are so pretty... what a great idea! please come link this to our party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I love myself a good chalkboard - and they are super cute!!!


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