Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Putting art to work

Have you priced really large chalkboards? They can get expensive. I love this idea I spotted at an antiques show this year.

Just get an old frame (and old frames without pictures are pretty cheap). Spray paint a piece of board with chalkboard paint and attach. Or even better, first with magnetic paint and then chalkboard paint. That way you can use it as a magnetic memo board, too. Easy. And good-looking. (Just like my friends. Yea, I'm talking about you.)

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12 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I made a huge one like this pretty inexpensively.

http://www.oneprettything.com/?p=150

Cher said...

I just bought some chalk board paint last weekend. I'll be paintin' the world black now!

The Texas Woman

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That is so great! I wish I had a large enough space to be able to make one and hang it up! Maybe in the next house...
Carrie

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

Now that is cute! What a great idea!

Pink & Green Mama said...

love this!! I may have to make some for my girls' bedrooms or the playroom...or the kitchen!! Oh! Too many good ideas! : )

Meander said...

Fabulous idea indeed! Very affordable and the best thing about this is you can always use both paints again, when you find something else that needs to be magnetic AND a writable surface orrrrr you can make a whole load of these for Christmas gifts! It will be here before you know it!!! Thanks again for the inspiration! I hope you and yours (especially the little Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker) have a gorgeous weekend!

Betsy said...

Just did this this week. LOVE IT!

Kimba said...

This is a great idea!! I've actually made a few of them recently.

Kimba

KMfamily said...

wow this is excellent!
Ive been trying to find a smaller scales chalkboard but coulnt..thisis a great idea
5*
thanks

Lady of the Mote said...

this is pretty,its something I want to do

melanie said...

Love this idea. I have a cabinets that I painted the front with chalkboard paint...awesome! :)

Chico P. said...

Nice idea. I'm running an estate sale in North Providence this weekend and there is an old slate chalkboard in the celler that we will sell. Come by and see us. Check our website for the address and other info. http://www.RhodeIslandEstateSales.com