Chalkboard Frames | DIY Inspiration

Nov 9, 2011

So this is the first of (hopefully) many tutorials/bits of information/diy projects/randomness that I will be sharing with you this holiday season.  Trust me when I say that I am not an expert at any craft – I merely like to toy with things and make them into my own piece of “art”.

Lately, I have been seeing mini-chalkboards pop up EVERYWHERE.  Maybe it’s because I’m constantly scouring photography pages for inspiration for new hats, etc.…but there have been quite a few and now I want my own.  I can’t tell you what my official end-results will be, but I’m happy that I’ve figured out how to do something like this on my own. 

Have you ever looked at how much a chalkboard costs?  Holy cow!  Expensive!  And most of the time, they don’t have what I want in ‘looks’.  That’s why I sought out to make my own.  And I kinda-sorta-really-totally love it.  (My husband has a photoshoot this evening and I’m going to try and sneak this badboy into his pictures as well.)

How to: Make your own chalkboard frame!!

2011-11-09a

I went to my local Michaels and stocked up on my necessary goods.  They had these frames available at 25% off and I chose white because I wanted it to stand out from the black slate.  You really can pick any color you want.  The sky’s the limit!!  (If you really wanted something extra special, you could get your hands on a frame from My Redhead Designs.  My husband is a vendor for these products and they are AWESOME.  Here’s the link to some information: My RedHead Designs.)

They had some Krylon Chalkboard Paint.  I was nervous about buying a spraycan (because I tend to go a little wild with my aim) but it ended up just fine and now I really love this stuff!  PLUS – I didn’t hardly use any of the can and I can use it for more super awesome projects.  Bonus!

And, of course, you need some chalk.  I chose chalk pens because I thought they might allow me to draw more cleanly.  We will see.  I am no artist.


2011-11-09b

I took the glass pane out, set it on a giant piece of cardboard that we had laying around and got to work.  It took two good coats of paint, letting it completely dry between coats.  I would recommend spraying only in a large, open area.  It is a little stinky.  But it dried really quickly and wasn’t all streaky like some paints can be.


2011-11-09c

Can you believe how easy that was??  And look how darling this chalkboard frame is!!  Might I add that it’s especially cute next to my gorgeous orchids that my hubby gave to me today.

NOW GO HAVE SOME FUN!!  If you end up  making something inspired by what I’ve shared today, do me a favor and send me a picture of your project!  I love to see what others have done!!  My email: katy@katyscreations.com

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

It’s My Turn to Take an Elfish :: FREE Schitt’s Creek / David Rose Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Happy mid-December, Wanderful friends!  I totally had intentions of sharing this weeks ago, but I've been hit with the holiday to-do list and it got delayed a bit.  Without further ado, let me hook you up with my newest free digital cut file.  I think...

Sublimation Printing 101 | Sublimating Coasters

I'm thrilled to be bringing you my first "shared" project for dye sublimation printing on the blog today!  I saw these coasters at JoAnn Fabrics the other day and immediately was overcome by my impulse purchasing ways. Cricut has been pushing their "Infusible...

Come, We Fly! :: FREE Hocus Pocus Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you had to ask me to name my favorite Halloween movie, I wouldn't even hesitate to tell you that it is HANDS DOWN, no questions asked, Hocus Pocus.  Honestly.  Isn't it everyone's favorite Halloween flick?  So. Freaking. Good. I've been on a super...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

RECENT POSTS

P4P Sweater Weather | Lisa Frank Style

I am a 90's girl, through and through.  So when I saw this rainbow colored, leopard print, sweater knit....my heart stopped.  I was basically taken straight back to the days of Lisa Frank stickers and notebook.  Talk about a nostalgic trip down memory lane in my new...

P4P Sweater Weather | Purple Perfection

Coming from a girl who doesn't super love oversized clothing on her frame, I can tell you that all bets were off with the newest release at Patterns for Pirates.  Because it's love.  Give me some funky sleeves and pair it with a cozy fabric, and I'm apparently all...

Fabric for Pirates :: January 2021 Reveal

AHHHHHHH.  I am SO EXCITED to get to reveal's this month's Fabric for Pirates shipment!!! Judy and I were a little nervous about our pick, because it's a print with a little bit of a wild side to it.  But we were also STOKED to send it out....because it's freaking...