Each week, I will share an upcylce project. I will include tips, suggestions, and materials used. It is my hope you are inspired to try some of the projects featured weekly. All of my work showcased here will be at one of my sales and might just end up finding it’s way into your home.
Chalkboard DIYs are everywhere, filling shelves of craft stores and boards on Pinterest. These quick and easy little projects give you a lot of bang for your buck. I love bringing new life to old dilapidated frames and art. I’m especially a sucker for oval frames. A little birdie told me his oval frame was a ‘mere fifty cents at a recent garage, so I snagged him right up.
Oval Picture Frame
Rustoleum 2X Spray Paint
Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint
Slate Chalk Pencils
Before | After
After dismantling the frame, I cleaned the pieces with a dry cloth. On a perfectly warm afternoon for spray painting, I took to my husband’s game cleaning table (which I secretly use for painting).
As always, I apply several light coats to minimize drips & bubbles. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, always paint the undersides of pieces to improve craftsmanship,
Thank goodness I’m back in my classroom and not tempted to pre-maturely re-assemble my upcylcing pieces. Although I’ve been known to forfeit school lunch to sneak home to add an extra coat. The extra uninterrupted dry time is much easier on my inventory though.
Now for the chalking fun. Pinterest has endless inspiring ideas. With enough chalkboard coats and adequate drying time, the paint can withstand several chalk re-do’s. I enjoyed tying my new slate chalk pencils, but also raided the kids’ stash of chalk as well.
Although showcasing this cute little fall number in my own home would be fun, this chalkboard (among many others) will be for sale at my 2nd Annual Vintage Fall Sale one month from today. In the meantime, join me in saying “Hello Fall.”