Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Ugly Picture Frame= Adorable New Chalk Board



I finally finished my {chalk board project}. I'm still thinking of painting the frame, but for now we're calling it good. I bought a really ugly printed picture and gigantic frame from the thrift sotre and gave it 12 coats of magnetic primer and 3 coats of chalkboard spray paint. All that painting took a couple of days, but now we have ourselves a magnetic chalkboard (but I don't care if I don't see a paint roller again for a very long time).

Added bonus: with our pull-down map our front room looks like a regular old school house. Awesome.

11 comments:

Becca said...

Love it!!! You did an awesome job!! Yeah for FINISHING a project!! I really need to do that too. Love ya Megs!

K said...

That's very cool. I never thought of making a chalk board magnetic. We always had one in the family room, and the kids played school with it - and you know, in our house, we really did play school. I like the way you're putting that home together. I hope Maggie notices enough outside of the games she doesn't get to play to remember how wonderful her home was. Great home. Great Mom.

Andrea said...

What did you start with--I mean, what's under all that magnetic/chalkboard paint? I kept trying to convince my hubby to let me paint a wall in our house with chalkboard paint and he doesn't approve :( but what you did might be a good second best. I don't have a chalkboard and I'm a homeschool mom, for heaven's sake!! GRRR!!!

Want to come to my house and help me paint a chalkboard???? I promise Miriam will keep Maggie occupied the whole time.

Tiffany said...

Turned out so fun Megs!

Holli and Billy said...

I LOVE it! Actually, coveting it a little bit...

Rachel said...

I second what Kristen says. Great idea, great home, great mom! Your babies are lucky and blessed to have you as their mum.

Brennan has your dad this year for English. I just read a paper he wrote and he said, "this sucks" in his paper. I told Brennan, "you can't say sucks in front of THE BISHOP"! :)

EmmaP said...

um, excuse me??? where is the "Entire room reveal photo"???????


thanks... i will be patient and stay tuned... ;)

the fellers said...

SO cool!!!

jayniemoon said...

I just think we were meant to be friends. I have a chalkboard over here too. And three desks, but NO pull down map. Now, that would be cool. I love your chalkboard. Where did you get the frame?

MOMster said...

Okay...now I'm thinking "where can I put a chalkboard like that in MY house?"

I love that idea! I need to be more creative around here. You come up with some awesome idea, Megs!

swell news said...

ok, I have just purchased magnetic and chalkboard paint to do a wall in our kitchen. Do I really need 12coats of magnetic paint? Did you spray that on as well?

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