Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chalkboard Paint


There are so many things you can do with chalkboard paint! Go in just about any boutique or antique store and you will see at least one silver platter with a chalkboard center. The picture above shows a variation of that idea. I painted a chalkboard in the center of one of my grandmother's old platters. I proudly keep it displayed on a nightstand in my guest room.

I painted a chalkboard on the wall as you go out to my garage to help me remember important dates. I used a level to get my lines straight, then taped off the area I wanted to paint. Once the chalkboard was complete, I painted branches with lemons around the chalkboard.

Here is another fun project I have done with chalkboard paint...

I took and old door and cut it into 3 sections. The door had 5 panels, so I ended up with 2 pieces that had 2 panels and 1 piece that only had one panel.
In this photo, I painted a chalkboard in the bottom section and painted a scene from downtown Senoia, Georgia in the top panel. This section of the door had the door knob which is the perfect thing to hang a box of chalk!

On this section of the door, I painted magnetic paint in the top panel and chalkboard paint in the bottom panel. I then covered the magnetic section and the rest of the door except for the chalkboard with vintage patterns using Mod Podge.

The section that had only one panel, I cut from the bottom of the door. This allowed for a larger area to paint something fun. I once again painted the panel with chalkboard paint. Then I painted the rest of the piece with red paint and then added the town motto, "Enjoy Senoia."
I added eye hooks and wire to the backs of these chalkboards so they could be hung easily.
Liz at Cydney's Alley in Senoia sold these pieces in her shop for me. Thank you Liz! If you are ever in the area, stop by and see her...she has great pieces in her shop. It's my favorite store in Senoia! Check her out at http://cydneysalley.bolgspot.com.

A quart of chalkboard paint goes a long way. So give it a try. 
Warning: You may become addicted to covering things with chalkboard paint!

14 comments:

  1. Great ideas and pictures!! I'm inspired! Am now following our blog! Would love for you to check out mine! Bonni from http://www.mombyexample.com

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I'm following your blog now:)
    Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday!
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  3. Oh my goodness, I love the chalkboard with the vines and lemons....beautiful! I am your newest follower, would love for you to visit me!
    have a great day,
    Regina

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  4. You are very talented and creative! I LOVE the chalkboard on the wall with the lemons, etc. Such a great idea to do that! I'm a new follower ~ stopped by from Debbiedoo's. I look forward to getting to know you better!

    Stop by and say hi when you can ~
    Pat

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  5. How awesome are those!! I love the one you put in your house, and made those pretty flowers around!!
    I'm following you now, and I'm here from Debbie's party!
    xxDaniella

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  6. I just love doing chalk boards. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I am a HUGE fan of chalkboard paint too!! I am also a newbie. I am a new follower and would love for you to checkout my blog. To see what I did with chalkboard paint look at my fun in the sun activity table in my side bar.

    http://kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love all of your projects! Didn't know there was such a thing as magnetic paint???

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  9. Oooooo. You've totally inspired me!
    Your painting is beautiful, btw.

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  10. Your blog is so cute!! I will definitely be following you!! :) and will be watching your blog to learn some new things!! I would love it if would check out my blog and follow me back also!!
    -Brooke
    For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com

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  11. Love this, especially the chalkboard wall!! I'm going to follow, hope you'll check out my blog too :)

    Ellie (mammymade.blogspot.com)

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  12. That’s marvelous! But I have dust allergies, so I used DrawItpaint black dry erase paint instead and neon markers. It’s like a disco every time I lay down a mark :D

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