Monday, August 2, 2010

Before/After - kitchen chalkboard

Flea Market find re-purposed

$1.49 find at Christian Community Action Resale
I think it was some kind of calendar thing, that was the company name on the back anyway.
I think you would hang a yearly calendar, see the cutout at the top of the backing.  I'll use that hole for hanging the thing later. There is also a handy little slot for a pencil hold in the bottom of the red frame.

During process, taped and about three or four coats of chalkboard paint.

Before spot where my new creation will hang.

AFTER -  I like it!

See groove where the chalk fits perfectly.  I'm looking for some black and white gingham ribbon for hanging.  But for now the bronze was on hand.  Had the ribbon and chalkboard paint.  Total project $1.49.  I think the chalk cost more, nope dollar tree.  Had that already too.

sharing with
Meridian Road - Ready OK
Debbiedoo's Before and After party
My Romantic Home
FrouFrou Designs


  1. Loves it! Looks great on that wall too. Have a great day Lori. Debbie

  2. It turned out just great! I have to get one in my kitchen, too!

  3. Wow- this looks fantastic and was such a bargain! It fills the area so well AND it's functional. Paint is definitely a blogger's friend! LOL
    Visiting from Suzanne's. :-) Sue

  4. What a cute chalkboard and what a great buy. I have made a chalkboard, too but haven't shared it yet. I think everyone in blog land has to make a chalk board. It is required.

  5. Very cool! I like the frame a lot, with it's built in little ledge. :) It's just the right size for the spot where you hung it, too.

    Thanks for linking up!

  6. Looks so cute. Great way to revamp a garage sale find.

  7. Looks great! I think the gingham ribbon will really make it pop!

  8. It looks great! I've seen those calendar things around lots... now I know what I can use one for next time I see it!! LOL!


  9. I think that turned out just beautifully! I admire your vision and your ability to carry it out. Also love the name of your blog.

  10. Thanks for joining in the party....

  11. great chalk board! Can't beat a deal like that! :)

  12. love the red color you chose, very pretty with the black chalk board. I definitely need one now.

  13. forgot to mention, stopping by from Meridian Road linky party

  14. That is a great transformation. You are very creative. ~~Sherry~~

  15. This looks so great!
    Thank you for sharing!

  16. That fits that spot perfectly! Such a great color too. I like the curvy shape to it.

  17. Simply love this fabulous find, girl!! Great job! Thank you so much for linking this up to my party at Frou Frou Decor!! Have a great weekend!!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~


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