Friday, February 15, 2013

Chalkboard, Chalkboard on the Wall + 10 Things to Write on Your Chalkboard

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I recently finished a project that I've had in mind for months.  I bought this mirror at Goodwill for $6 months ago:
10 things to write on your chalkboard via housebyhoff.blogspot.com
I thought she'd make a cute chalkboard for my kitchen.  I've been wanting a chalkboard in my kitchen for awhile now, and I finally had some time to knock this project out.  If you've never turned a  mirror or picture frame into a chalkboard, here is a quick tutorial:
10 things to write on your chalkboard via housebyhoff.blogspot.com

1.  Wipe your mirror with a clean, dry cloth.  Don't use Windex or anything that might affect the paint that you're about to put on it.
2.  Prime the entire mirror and frame with primer.  I used a paint brush and latex primer.  It would be easier to use spray paint, but since it's not really spray paintin' weather, I had to brush it out.
3.  Choose a color for your frame (I chose my go-to Heirloom White) and paint the frame.  Tape it off and paint the mirror surface with chalkboard paint.  (I used Rust Oleum's Chalkboard Paint in Black Finish).

10 things to write on your chalkboard via housebyhoff.blogspot.com
There, isn't she cute?
10 things to write on your chalkboard via housebyhoff.blogspot.com

I like to have positive or funny things on a message board.  Sometimes it's just the little kick in the rear that I need.  I compiled a list of things I could write when I get tired of this one. 

10 things to write on your chalkboard via housebyhoff.blogspot.com
 
If you'd like to download or use the image above as a printable, click here!
 
Have a great day!

*Update*: Yep, I know that your should be you're on the first tag...shame on me! :)

 
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17 comments:

  1. Too cute! Love the ideas for the chalkboard! I have a chalkboard wall and I'm definitely going to add some of them to mine! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  2. so cute, april! you find the best things at goodwill!

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    1. I have founds some gems! It's kind of addicting...

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  3. Cute words! I think I'll use that "french fry" one!

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    1. Isn't that one funny? I love the visual of a happy little bird with a french fry hanging out of its mouth!

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  4. Great job! I have a mirror I want to turn into a chalkboard but just haven't gotten around to it. Glad to see it is such a simple project. Maybe I'll tackle it this weekend.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Amelia

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  5. I found your blog through Tater Tots and Jello. I love how your chalkboard turned out. I think you your blog is really cute, too. :)

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  6. Adorable! I love these ideas...thanks for sharing! Chalkboards are so much fun.
    Would you consider sharing this at my party, going on now? http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/02/shine-on-fridays-67-and-giveaway.html

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  7. Wow! I hadn't thought to paint chalkboard paint on a mirror. What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. Following you too!

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  8. Your chalkboard is really darling and I love the quotes! Visiting from It's Overflowing.

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  9. I love this tutorial. I have wanted to make a chalkboard but would have never thought about using a mirror. What a great idea, since mirrors are easy to find at the thrift store. I love your chalkboard sign ideas too. I am pinning it for the future.

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  10. so cute! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  11. Love your blackboard and all the awesome sayings, thanks so much. I just made my first black board this week using a cupboard door I got at Habitat for $2. The black board paint at Lowe's was $14.99. Guess I'll be making many black board projects to get my money's worth.
    My frame is long and skinny so my hubs is going to put a shelf on the bottom part. I'm going to use it horizontally not vertically. Where I'm gonna hang it who knows but I can hardly wait to start putting those wonderful sayings on it. I put 3 coats of chalk board paint on it so hope that's enough. I need to get some chalk so I can cure it as I've seen in tutorials.
    I have another frame out in shed that had the mirror broken so guess I'll be using that one also. I'll just be making anything I can lay my hands on into a black board, lol. Happy Days

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  12. Did you do anything to the crack in your new mirror or did the chalkboard paint cover it up?

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    1. There wasn't a crack on the mirror...I think you might just be seeing the light fixture that the mirror is reflecting! :)

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