Monday, June 27, 2011

DIY: Before & After Chalkboard

Now that we're finally moved in, I was itching for the rain to stop so I could start a new project. I think if someone let me, I would paint chalkboard paint all throughout our house. I think I'm in love with the stuff!

I found this at a garage sale before we moved. It cost me all of ONE dollar.

Husband asked: "What's with the rabbit picture?"

I said: "Don't you know about my penchant for rabbits?" (tee, hee)


No, not that I have anything against rabbits, but what I really wanted was the frame! Initially I was going to paint the frame off-white, but with our cream colored walls, I thought this contrast was good enough for now.

From left to right: mini chalkboard from small picture frame; mailbox for bills; mini pots to write on; large chalkboard.

I do miss my HUGE chalkboard that Husband made for me in our last house, but we just don't have the wall space. S'Okay. I can roll with that.

Bigger view of chalkboard in the old house.

This was a mini-project, but a good start. Today Husband and I will shop for paint for our youngest daughter's bedroom. Yipee!

I've linked up to Sarah's "Make Something Mondays" link party! Join the fun!


  1. I really really want to make one for our house too! That looks awesome!

  2. I love the idea! I want to make one for my house too. I will be keeping my eyes open at garage sales. Woohoo! Such a cute idea!

  3. wow! very organised and superbly pretty :) i love it.xx

  4. Great idea!!! Kisses and God bless u!

  5. I'm completely obsessed with all the chalkboard paint projects out there and I have YET to buy myself a can! It's settled, I MUST get on the bandwagon.

  6. Wow! I LOVE everything you've done with the chalkboard paint! I've seen a DIY recipe but I'm a little scared to try it.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, too! Hope you're able to enjoy the Fruit of the Spirit print!

  7. I know there is chalkboard paint in a spray paint format, but I've had my can of paint for years and it still works! So I just use disposable foam brushes (8 for $1 at a dollar store) and there's no other cost!

  8. oh, how the large calendar chalkboard would keep me sane, but i too do not have the space. wish.

  9. What a transformation! That huge one in your previous house is amazing though!

  10. That's such a great idea. Your's looks awesome. I love that your hubby thought you liked the rabit pic :)

  11. My wife and I have recently started to change the look of our house and have been doing a lot of DIY projects. We've both seen and like the chalkboard paint, in the right place. I feel stupid asking such a basic question, but did you paint the chalkboard paint over the rabbit painting, or did you just use the frame???



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