Monday, November 9, 2009

Chalkboard Craze

Posting my version of a chalkboard at between naps on the porch.blogspot.com  Also posting to ASPTL -Do It Yourself
With all the fad of chalkboards going on right now, I had to post mine.  Sorry I don't have the before photos but this was an old frame purchased at a thrift shop which I spray painted to give an antique silver finish.  Home Depot cut a ply board to size for me.  Sprayed the plywood with chalkboard paint (was a little disappointed on the texture but what do you expect out of plywood?) and my brainsmart, not carpenter, hubby put it  all together and hung it for me.

18 comments:

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love your chalkboard, love the silver frame, so pretty, I will love lseeing more, I am a new follower of yours, come for a visit

Claudia said...

Love your chalkboard - it looks great. I posted mine today, too.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I think you are doing just great on your blog...I would love to give you one big suggestion, on each posting take more pictures, way more pictures, closeup/angled/wide, on a minimum of ten...this was a tip someone gave me when I started only in Sept of this year...They also make the pictures big so people can see them and you will be a hit and people will stay longer...I did exactly that....I will be back, hang in there, you have a way better start then me...hugs

Tammy said...

Phyllis,
Thank you so much! I can't believe you only started your blog in Sept! I have so much to learn. Thanks for the tips on the pictures! I definitely need to do that. A new camera is on my Christmas list. What kind do you have? And also, how do you make your pictures larger on the blog? I'm not even sure how to comment back to you so I'm just posting on my own post hoping you'll see it. ? I really appreciate your help! Please freely critique my blog. I need it.

pk said...

This is so pretty. Love that you used a metallic finish and the frame has so much detail and character! Great job!

pk @ Room REmix

Linda said...

Looks outstanding...love the color that you used! Hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I got most of my help and tips from susan @betweennapsontheporch if you look on the wide of her blog you will see her cat on a chair and above that it says helpful hints,she has the most concise thoughts and the best advise on how to do things on your blog...her main advise about pictures, never never never use the flash, open windows, turn on all lights and take lots of pictures...all the complete info is on that sight...It also depends on which template you choose, she will help with that, let me know how it goes, love to help

Mimi said...

Your chalkboard is so pretty done in silver...♥ it!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Your chalkboard looks great!
I saw a comment you made at It's So Very Cheri about your husband. It is so funny because my husband and I are both PAs!! What a small world. We are not planning on anymore schooling, though. Good luck to your husband!
Your blog looks great - I will follow. Please check out my blog when you have a minute - I am new to all of this as well!!

Have a great day!!

Danielle

Matt and Ashlee said...

Love your chalkboard project!!

Sherri S said...

Love your beautiful and classy chalkboard! Your home is gorgeous! WELCOME to blogging. It's addicting. ;-)

Marla at Always Nesting said...

That's truly the best chalkboard I've ever seen! Love the glamor in the frame.

Glad you came by to visit and follow Always Nesting. Hugs, Marla

Oh, your children are adorable. I so wish my grandbabies lived closer.

Dolly said...

Chalk Board making must be going around because I just finished one as well!
In a big fancy frame similar to yours!

Thank you for following my blog!
Hugz,
Dolly

2sisters said...

I love your chalkboard. I like the fancy frame around it. I'm really loving all the plethora of chalkboards there are out there. Thanks for taking the time to comment and become a follower of our blog! We love every follower and comment we get!

Sandra said...

Fun chalkboard and beautiful home. Thank you for the nice comments you left on my blog...come by again soon.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love the chalkboard. The frame is like my frame! I wasn't sure if I should make it into a chalkboard or mirror. The mirror won. I am currently painting something with chalkboard paint. Jumpin on the bandwagon!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Reid said...

I LOVE this chalkboard! So simple and elegant!
What color was the silver spray paint? Just plain silver?

prashant said...

this was a tip someone gave me when I started only in Sept of this year..

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