Monday, September 10, 2012

DIY Chalkboard

I have been on the hunt for large vintage frames for awhile.  

Last week my daughters and I were wondering around DI (local thrift store) and there it sat all alone on a shelf.  It was just the perfect vintage frame, the right size and style!  JACKPOT!!!  
It sounds funny to say it that might as well of called my name!

I love chalkboards and I have been wanting one above this chest for awhile.  I was so excited to get my chalkboard in this frame!!
I really wanted cursive writing ...... 
I  bribed my husband to write in cursive for me, I can't write in cursive.  I have tried for YEARS!

I love this quote and wanted it in my house to help remind me of what is most important.  
I  shorten it to fit, so here is the full quote

“Give your child a compliment and a hug; say, ‘I love you’ more; always express your thanks. Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. Friends move away, children grow up, loved ones pass on. It’s so easy to take others for granted, until that day when they’re gone from our lives and we are left with feelings of ‘what if’ and ‘if only.’ … “Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey and share our love with friends and family. One day, each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is most important.” President Monson

If you want to make your own chalkboard you will need:
a frame
Hard Board
Chalkboard paint

After I found my frame I cut a scrap piece of hard board down to the size of the frame.  I used hard board because it is thin so it fits in the frame perfect.  You can use anything that will fit and can be painted!
After I cut the hard board down to size I painted it with Chalkboard paint, I bought mine at Lowe's.  Once it was dry I put it in the frame, secured it, and it was ready for writing!



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  1. That looks nice! I love the frame, it looks perfect there :)

  2. This has been on my to do list for a while now, but I can't find the perfect frame yet. I am pinning yours to remind me to keep looking for a frame. :)

  3. Great job Brooke. It looks beautiful with your decor.

  4. I love it! Great idea! I love the quote too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is lovely. I love the frame, what a great find. And the quote is beautiful. Thank you for the idea.
    I'm here from Mandy's Sugar Bee Crafts link party.

  6. Stumbled upon your blog, love all the makeovers, thought I would follow along. Great quote too, Pres. Monson is a very wise man.

  7. That is the most perfect quote!!! I love it!!

  8. FAbulous! Just found you through linky party!

  9. Beautiful frame, Brooke! I'd have run right over to it once I spied it. It makes for a great chalkboard and fits over your chest perfectly!

  10. this is so that frame and the little vignette you have put together...thank you so much for sharing...xo

  11. Well you know I love a good chalkboard!! Love how yours came out ~ just beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  12. What a that your hubby did the writing for ya.




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