Friday, December 23, 2011

Chalkboard Love

I have been slightly obsessed with chalkboards lately.  

I've sold several chalkboards in my booth lately.  This is the most recent taken to the booth for sale.

It didn't always look like this though.  I rescued it from Goodwill on one of our half priced Saturday's.  It was U.G.L.Y.

I painted and distressed the frame.  And then I used chalkboard paint over the glass.  

I bought this container of FolkArt Chalkboard Paint forever ago with a coupon.  So, I paid approximately $5.  It takes quite a few coats, usually at least 4 coats, to cover nicely.  But I still have well over half of the bottle, many projects later.

So, here is the finished project once again.  

And with that, this will be my final post until after new year.

I hope you each take time away from the computer to enjoy time with your family and friends this holiday season!!!


This project was featured here at Craftionary.


  1. OK so I have a question...because I have about a quart of chalkboard paint and I've used it on a plethora of things, but I wondered how you would use it on glass. Will it last or will it chip off. Also, I have frames with nothing in them and I would like to turn them into chalkboards, but what would you put behind them. I'm not savvy on this stuff, but want to learn. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

    Cindy Bee

  2. Looks awesome Erin. I never thought of painting right over the glass. I usually have hubby cut a plywood piece to put in the frame.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  3. Love your chalkboard. I've been making a few of these myself lately and both are in my booth for sale.

    It's easy to become obsessed with making them. So easy.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  4. I purchased some chalkboard paint but haven't used it yet. I really want to as I have some projects that need to be completed. Love your upscale chalkboard - now I have even more ideas lol

  5. How cute is that!? Love anything and everything chalkboard. I wanted to paint the raised panels on our pantry door with it, but hubs got a little freaked out. I'm workin' on him, though. LOL

    Hope you and Doodle had a wonderful Christmas with your family and I'm sending wishes for a happy, healthy and blessed New Year!

    ~Mrs B

  6. That is a great re-do, Erin! I love that you can paint right over the glass, too!

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