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DIY Chalks Up to Being So Much Fun!

Happy Saturday all!

Today is just a quick post on a quick DIY project I did today.  Chalkboard Picture Frame!  This project is sooo easy and fun.  One of those instant gratification jobs!  Once again the power tools in the garage were fired up and the hubs helped cut down a 1/4 inch of plastic sheeting he happened to have lying around (perks of being married to an Engineer) to fit a picture frame I found on sale at Michael’s!   You could just as easily use a sheet of glass to do the same.  I just happen to find only a frame that I HAD TO HAVE!

I then used a small power sander and lightly sanded the surface to prep the area for the paint to stick.  You would need to use that on glass to etch it for the paint to stick as well.

Then I just sprayed one layer, let dry and then another layer.  Once dry (in about 30 minutes), the hubs helped me secure it to the frame and . . . Tada!

I also found chalkboard pens at Jo-Ann’s the other day, but wanting to get a coupon to get them ($14 for 4 colors).

Thanks for sharing a piece of “doing it yourself with the hubs can be so much fun” pie with me!


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. All right, I need to know—what’s the hype with all the chalkboard paint & chalkboard pens?? I see them everywhere these days but havne’t seen them in “real life”. You can paint/find paper for a project that turns it in to a chalkboard–then use diff colored pens to write, like chalk was way back when?? Kind of an updated version on a classic, with none of the dust?? That’s kind of cool!! The board looks great, and congrats on your birdhouse winning over at BBTB2!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I hear you Missy. I aksed myself the same question, but I have to say I love working with chalkboard paint and all the fun things you can do with it. This board will be used in this house and it looks way cuter than those ugly white boards! The pens are really fun too! NO MESS AS WELL.


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