Monday, March 8, 2010

Dinner Menu Chalkboard

I like this! I joined in on the chalkboard craze. I've been wanting to but just hadn't found the right spot...until this weekend. Recently I picked up this frame at a thrift store for 50 cents(still in awe that there is no "cent" sign on the keyboard) hmmm?

Great shape...Perfect price...just needs some paint.

I picked the spot I wanted it to go, traced out the shape from the inside of the frame to be my chalkboard

I taped it off, and applied one coat, let dry for 1 hour, then applied the 2nd coat.While this was drying...

I sanded the frame a bit and painted it white. I normally would have hit it with some spray paint...but its too flippin cold out...ugh...

So some latex paint and a sponge roller will have to do...and do, it did.

I missed the pics in this section....oops. But all I did was let the paint dry. I sanded the edges a bit, then diluted some espresso stain I had, wiped on a light coat (focusing on the scuffs I had sanded) then wiped away the excess....

Just the look I was going for(on the frame)

Now the only thing I would have done differently, (and still might do it), get a piece of board, and paint it with the chalkboard paint... So I have a smoother surface to write on...Something to think about...Cuz I do plan on using this. When I am at work and 5pm rolls around, maybe I wont get a call from the hubby eghem eghem..."whats for dinner?" "look at the chalkboard, silly" Yeah I see that happening...I'll probably get two calls

Thanks for stoppin by!


Sparta Savings said...

Very cute! I agree with you for the board to make a smoother surface!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

Hey Nikki,

Thanks for the comments and the compliments! I'd love to see what you're working with--send me the photo(s) in an attachment and I'd be glad to offer some advice.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Enjoy your new chalkboard...they are soooo FUN looking! Hope you have a great week:)


M.O.T.B said...

Very cute!

Andrea said...

This is darling, I love it! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway, I look forward to seeing more of your creations! ~Andrea
P.S. I LOVE your blog background :)

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