Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chalkboard Obsession

Have you guys seen all of the beautiful framed chalkboards on the internet and in magazines?  I just love how the look in homes - it gives a room a modern edge to it, even in the most traditional of decors.  I have seen many bloggers do a DIY version and so I thought, why can't I?  Or, I could spend $150 at Ballard Designs and have it shipped to me. Not!  So, my friend Amy and I went to a few yard sales on a Saturday morning and I scored this beauty for $8:

And after a few coats of primer, chalkboard paint, and antique gold paint on the frame, she hangs in my family room like so.....

Charley, our Elf on the Shelf, has found a use for it already.....messages from Santa! 


  1. Great project! I've always wanted to use chalkboard paint on an entire wall so I couldn't have infinite drawing space!

  2. SCORE!! I remember her when she was just a baby mirror, sniff.
    Love it.