How to make a chalkboard frame

April 5, 2011

This week, one of the projects I was working on was creating some vintage looking chalkboards.  They were super simple to create. I used some old oak picture frames (from Walmart) that I had stored in the garage sale pile. Instead of going out and buying “new”, I reused something that I already had.  This is a great Earth Day tip, Reuse & Recycle.  I share below the steps I took to make them.  I hung them with brown ticking fabric.  One went in my kitchen and one went on my launch station shelf.  Im very happy with how they turned out.

What projects have you been working on?  I would love for you to share! We all need some {blogland} inspiration. Lets party!!

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18 comments on “How to make a chalkboard frame

  1. AmieAnn says:

    This looks beautiful! Great job!

  2. Di (not Dee) says:

    “What projects have you been working on?” Yippee! This weekend we made $100 by selling some stuff on Craigslist! And we have a whole lineup of things waiting to be listed, though first things need to be photographed (partially done already) and researched (so we know how much to ask for). Now if only somebody would buy the darned treadmill! πŸ™‚ Love the chalkboard. I know I have some old frames in the garage. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Susan Cortes says:

    what a cute idea! i am moving at the end of april, I’ve been working on purging/packing while i’m on spring break this week….not easy with the kids under foot though

  4. Colleen says:

    What an adorable little project. love it!

  5. Thanks for hosting! Love looking at what everyone else has going on. Doing a LOT of spring cleaning and some purging lately. The donation pile is HUUUUGE! (Just when I thought there wasn’t much to donate anymore..?)

  6. Amanda says:

    I tried adding your linky button but the code wouldn’t come out right when I put it on my post. I did link you up, though.

  7. Tiffany says:

    Thanks so much for the link party. I just started a new blog yesterday, so this is a good way for people to come see what I’m doing to my home! =]

    Tiffany @ The Nest Effect

  8. Rachel says:

    Please share what you used on the inside for the chalkboard, was it just the back of the frame? I really want to make one of these! Thanks so much!

  9. Great project. I hadn’t thought to use my distress ink on a painted project but I will now! Linked up some jewelry inspired by one of my fav mall stores but not at the mall price!

  10. Toni says:

    Hi Rachel. I just used the cardboard insert on the back. Super easy and works great!

  11. Roberta says:

    Great turn-out this week Toni πŸ˜‰ We use to make magnetic chalkboards by using sheetmetal from the hardware store…always a huge seller in my store. Thanks for hosting and hope you have a great week. Fondly, Roberta

  12. What a great project and the outcome looks beautiful. I’ve just discovered your linky and I can’t wait to check out what everyone else has made this week.

  13. Linda says:

    What a cute little project, I’m off to see if I can find blackboard paint in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

  14. Love it. Very nice.

  15. I love the chalkboard. it’s beautiful.
    Did you paint the glass with chalkboard paint, or is it wood?

  16. Toni says:

    Stacy, I used the glass as the chalkboard. πŸ™‚


  17. Thanks for answering my question Toni! I appreciate it.

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