Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crazy About Chalkboards


Gina over at The Shabby Chic Cottage is having a fantabulous Chalkboard Party!!! How FUN :)


This is the chalkboard in our school room. The story is: my dad found four great chalkboards leaning against a dumpster right outside a local bakery. They were changing their displays and were just going to throw them out! Yikes! He gave this one to me.

I wiped it down and proceeded to hand paint several little whimsical designs on the borders, right on the wood. I did this last year before I began blogging so I didn't even think to document the process. :(

I didn't want it to look "perfect" just FUN! :) I just used the paints I had on hand..some craft paints and some off the lids of the cans of paint we have. I used a water-based poly sealer clear coat on top.

Typically it will have the kids' memorization work for the week on it.

15 comments:

  1. Great chalkboard! I have some cool window frames that I want to use to frame some chalk boards to give as gifts.

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  2. LOVE the whimsical designs! Great idea!

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  3. This is very sweet! I love the handpainted frame!

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  4. Hi there.
    I love your chalkboard, but what really sticks out to me is the painted edge. It has my wheels turning about the edges of my chalkboard. I love this idea!
    *Tricia

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  5. Awesome Chalkboard, I love your whimsical designs and the colors!

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  6. What a lovely way to reuse an old chalkboard. You know I love reusing things, and that price is the best of all -- freeeeee!

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  7. What a cute chalkboard! I had to laugh that you did this before blogging, so you didn't take photos of the process LOL What was life like before blogging?!!

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  8. Hello Sara - I'm new to your blog and love it! I'm also a home schooling Mama. Really like your chalkboard. It's very unique!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  9. Kirby...Funny about having 'blogging' part of my life now! :) :) I love it!

    Thanks for the compliments ladies! And welcome to the newbies :)

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  10. That is a cool chalkboard! Kudos to your dad for rescuing it! I love the shape.

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  11. Lucky and creative you! Love the shape of your chalk board and what you did with it!

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  12. Love how you painted it in such a fun style! I was homeschooled and my mom used to use a whiteboard to write our memory verses for the week. <3

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  13. So precious! :)

    Susan @ www.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

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  14. I adore your chalkboard! What creativity!

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