Hello, friends. I have a fun and easy DIY to share with you all today. Earlier today, I posted a picture on Instagram of a quick DIY Chalkboard that I did over the weekend. The picture has gotten a lot of likes and comments, so thought I’d share it with you all today.
I picked up a picture from a thrift store for 50 cents and turned it in to a cute little chalkboard. Yep, you heard me right, 50 CENTS!! As usual, I forgot to take a before picture. One of these days I’ll get it.
I’ll do my best to describe it to you so you’ll have an idea of what I started with. I didn’t measure it, but I’m guessing it’s somewhere around 16×20. The backing of the picture was made of pressed board and it had a wood frame around it.
I painted over the backing with chalkboard paint. It took 2 coats to completely cover. Once it was dry, I put painters tape around the edges so that I could paint the frame without getting it on the chalkboard. I put a little wax on a few spots of the frame before I painted it because I wanted the paint to resist in some areas. If you want the full details of how do to this, you can check out How to Create a Chippy White Look.
After applying the wax, I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Trophy (one of my favorite colors). After the paint dried, I pulled my painters tape off and stuck the tape on the areas that I had originally applied the wax in order to use it to peel the paint off. This gives it a more natural chippy look. I also sanded a few areas around the edges. Once I was done with my distressing, I applied a coat of wax to seal the paint.
I primed the chalkboard with white chalk by coloring the entire board and then erasing it. This just gives it a more vintage look. Next I added a 9″ boxwood wreath on the front of the chalkboard by hanging it with a strip of burlap that I tacked to the back.
I started picking up a few fall decor items here and there and while I was styling this chalkboard, I couldn’t resist adding them in for a quick photo shoot. I’m trying really hard to hold out until at least September, but fall is my favorite season and I just can’t help myself. I hope you enjoy the sneak peak. 😉
This piece of furniture is painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint “Bergere.” It’s the first time I’ve tried this color and it is a beautiful bluish-gray. I plan to distress the piece some, I just haven’t gotten around to that project yet. It’s somewhere on the list of eleventeen billion projects.
That is it, friends! It was really that simple! And probably one of the cheapest DIYs ever!! Stay tuned for more fall decor coming up soon! Be blessed. xo
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