Monday, July 19, 2010

My first Chalkboard!!!

I'm so proud of myself!!!
I finally jumped on the chalkboard bandwagon!!!
 I got this cute picture at Goodwill for $2.00!!! I liked the picture, but it doesn't go well with my decor. So, I thought this would be a good start to make my first chalkboard! I painted over the picture with 2 coats of chalk board paint and that's it! I think this could be addictive! I love it!


 Here's the before!

Happy Tuesday!!!


Where I'm Partying!!!

70 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

Jennifer~ you have every RIGHT TO BE PROUD... it is so dang cute. lOVE THE scrollyness to it too. I would love for you to link this to my first ever LINKY party going on now AT CRAFTOMANIAC.BLOGSPOT.COM have a super fab. day. Jenn

sissie said...

Your chalkboard turned out great! Don't you love it when something turns how the way you want it too! Start making some more!

hugs
Sissie

StepherB said...

This is so cute and simple! One of these days, I will also join that bandwagon!

kacie said...

Cute cute!!! I like the little decoration thingys on it, adorable!!!
Chalkboard paint is definitely addictive....I had it taken away from me. You start out with just one little chalkboard, and then hey! That over there would look good as a chalkboard! and that picture! ...and that door! OH and that! and the fridge! AND THAT WALL!!!!!!!

So proceed with caution!!! haha!

Carrie said...

That's an adorable frame! Love the chalkboard "after", too!

B. Ann said...

Super cute!
Beth in SC

mindingmomma.wordpress.com

Val said...

Job well done. Looks fab. = )

Sailing Simply said...

Nice job! Very cute, looks great on the stand too!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sweet Chalkboard!!!

Decorchick! said...

Love it!!! It's adorable! :)

TaylorMade said...

I really like the frame, makes it look like a polished grown up chalk board! good job!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Super cool it is so cute! I still have to make one I feel so behind the times!

Pam said...

Great find! I haven't jumped on board that wagon yet, but I see it coming soon.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I love it! It turned out beautifully!

Enjoy!
Cathy

The Working Home Keeper said...

I love it! Cute frame and stand!

Mary Ellen

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Yay!! You did a great job. :) I love the way you put it in the cute little stand! Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac's party. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great, fun project!

Patti said...

The chalkboard looks way better than the picture.

great job

Jan LaFollette said...

Cute! Yes, blackboard paint is one of those things you can't get enough of once you start....but soooo many things to paint. In a post last week I painted some small buckets, for the kids crayons and craft supplies, with chalkboard paint.

Susan said...

I agree with Patti, the chalk board is much prettier than the picture~~ Good job~~

Gayle said...

I think I need a chalkboard at work. Thanks for the inspiration to make it more than just ordinary.

La said...

I love it!

Cathy said...

Very cute! I love to chalkboard things....another cute project, is to buy different old silver trays, put a coat of kilz on the part your going to paint with the chalk board paint, then paint 2 or 3 coats and OOOOh Lala, vintage message boards!!! Happy Junkin! Cathy aka girls gone junkin

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Seems everyone is painting with chalkboard paint and I am getting ready to too. I bought some paint last week and just need to get to it. Yours looks great!

Kristi said...

It looks great Jennifer!!! And it IS addicting!!! I have done a few myself and always looking to add some somewhere, LOL! I'm toying with the idea of "chalkboardin'" my pantry door in the new house!! :)
Kristi

Leslie said...

loooooooooooooooooooove it!

Sherry said...

I haven't joined in and made something with challkboard paint yet but I will have to do it soon. Thanks for sharing you great projet. I am inspired to buy some paint.

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Jennifer, this looks great! I am addicted to chalkboard paint too! It just makes everything look great. Welcome to the chalkboard paint club! Also, thank you for your nice comments on my garage sale finds!

Melissa Miller said...

Jennifer that is the cutest transformation ever!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh... that is soooo super cute!! Loved it.. I want a chalkboard now as well... :-)

Angie said...

Love that frame and it is so perfect turned into a chalkboard!

Andrea said...

looks great! I too, am thinking about jumping on that bandwagon....the results are so cute!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

I think that I love every post that you do. So simple and cute!
Bonnie :)

Linda said...

Looks great, Jennifer~ Never thought of painting right over the print! I have a big old frame I plan to make into one, too!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I don't know what it is about chalkboard paint, but it makes everything cuter! That is a great frame. I've only done one thing, but now I want to do more! Have you discovered those chalk pens in blogland? They are great, not as messy as chalk. Linda

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Oh I love it! I have been meaning to jump on the chalkboard bandwagon as well.;) Yours is beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

Annie Louise said...

Great job. I know how you feel about the chalkboard paint, if it sits in my house I will paint it with the chalkboard paint (just kidding) but I do paint many things with this paint--love it and love your new chalkboard!!
Jeanette

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Very cute! I HAVE to do this craft soon!

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

SO cutsie!
You know I love chalkboard! I have a whole wall in my cafe' that is chalkboard!
It is addicting!
Hugs,
~me

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Hi Jennifer,
I wanted to come over and thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I got looking at your cute blog and now I'm following you. Thanks for introducing yourself. I love the chalkboard.
Brooke

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

If you get a free moment stop by my blog! I gave you a sunshine award. Thanks for being a wonderful blog friend!

Kim said...

Jen!!!!! How is my fellow fist-pumpin soul sista??? I love what you did with that frame - you totally made it your own! Fabulous!
xoxo,
Kim

Debbie said...

Looks great...see you are good at this stuff!! This is perfect for my party if you want to join in.....

Kirsty said...

Ohh i love it that's such a cute idea! I'm definitely going to jump on the chalkboard bandwagon soon too!

House of Smith's said...

Very cute chalk board!
I love it! :)

Thanks for your sweet compliment on my blog. Your'e so nice!
~Shelley Smith
houseofsmiths.blogspot.com
wonderfullywordy.blogspot.com

Robin said...

That is so PRECIOUS! LOVE IT!

Thank you for coming and visiting my blog, too!

{{{HUGS}}}

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Don't feel bad! I love the chalkboard trend but I've yet to jump on board myself! It's on my to-do list!!!
Jennifer, I can't tell you how much ALL your comments have meant to me! I REALLY appreciate your support! Thank you for each and every one!

Victoria said...

Cute cute cute!!! You did a wonderful job! This is also on my ever growing list of things to do:) I like your bright and sunny background.

Vanessa said...

Jennifer, I LOVE your blog! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on mine and I can't wait to add you to my favorite blog list!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

I need to make my first one. I am seeing these all over blogland and I want one too. Love how you put yours on an easel. This is such an inspiring project and so easy. Nice seeing you on 504 Main.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Very cute and for just a few dollars it's even cuter!!! Great job!

Ashley said...

That chalkboard is ADORABLE!!!!!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

So great! Love this idea...now when i see a cute frame with a so so pic, I'll think Chalkboard!!

Bounty Huntress said...

Yay! I did the entire back of my kitchen door. That's where I write out our weekly menu.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Love it! I wondered how easy that stuff was to work with. Your finished project is just fab! And I must agree...your sons are very handsome! I think they got some good genes! :o)

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

La said...

This post inspired my purchase of three frames at a flea market yesterday. I'm hoping for cooler weather next weekend because I want to paint them.

Have a great week! La

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

That is so cute! Love it!

Blessings,
Missy

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Love the frame. I think I may just have to copy your project. It turned out so cute. I have yet to try chalkboard paint and I think this would be an easy project to start with. Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am so glad you linked first!!! Good job and thanks for linking girlfriend !

Brenda Kula said...

That's a great transformation! I've been seeing the chalkboard craze in all the catalogs I receive as well. It's going to be big for some time I think. And I haven't done my first project yet!
Brenda

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Jennifer, I love it! I painted a mirror with chalkboard paint and really like it too! I plan to show it off in blogland soon.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Jennifer, I just love the chalkboard look, and your project is adorable! Love the iron trim on top. Linda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Jennifer, Your chalkboard turned out great. Now that you have done a chalkboard project you will be addicted. I am on the look-out constantly for cute things to make into chalkboards.
Hugs, Sherry

Gail said...

Jennifer I love how your chalkboard turned out too! Thanks for your visit and your sweet comment. I'm one of your newest followers and I'm looking forward to following your fun projects. You have a beautiful family.

Enjoy your evening.
Gail

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very cute girl..I love doing projects like this...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sarah said...

Good idea! This could work for a lot of things. I'm going to remember this one.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have not done anything with chalkboard paint either, but after seeing your cute picture, I am ready to try it out myself. Yours turned out so cute!!! Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Shelia said...

HI Jennifer! Oh, this is so cute! Love the thick frame and I'm sure you're going to enjoy chalking it up! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ButterYum said...

So cute, and easy enough that even I could make it.

:)
ButterYum