Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Use Chalkboard Paint For An Easy Fix

As I have said before, I look for "projects" when I shop at Goodwill.
So on a recent trip, 
I bought this painted board and this cutting board...
I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with them.
But... I had a child's desk that I was painting the top with chalkboard paint. So, while I had the can open, I thought I might as well paint my new finds! 
I added a couple of scrolly elements to this board. It already had a hook on the back so it's ready to hang.

 I loved this cutting board because of the hole in the handle...it doesn't even need a hook. I wrapped some twine around the neck and it's ready to hang up. I think it would be perfect in a kitchen.

The only thing I don't like about chalkboard paint is how long you have to wait between coats. I get impatient. When I start a project, I like to finish it and move on to the next one!

I've got another chalkboard in the works that I am excited about. Stay tuned, that's coming soon! 

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  1. Wow! Great Idea! I just recently made my first chalkboard project. I will have to be on the lookout for some great finds like this to chalk!

  2. Yes, that is a great idea! For someone who has a thing about genuine old slate boards and owns several of them, it's hard for me to consider chalkboard paint. But I've seen it in so many projects and it looks great! (and I'll have to admit it's a lot easier to carry around.) :-)

  3. of course! how cute and such a smart thing to do!

  4. What a cool idea! I have altered a few cutting boards into message centers. I like your chalkboard idea, and pinned it on my Pinterest board.

    Hope you can come by my blog for a visit and check out my altered cutting boards and more!


  5. Very cute remake on those thrift store items! I'm pinning it too!

  6. I love chalkboards........what type of chalkboard paint do you use? Have a great weekend!

  7. Great GW finds and chalkboard projects. Thanks for Sharing, Ginger

  8. I can't decide which I like better! They are both super cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  9. I really like the twine with the chalkboard.
    Great idea,

  10. So cute! I love to make a chalkboard out of different things too.

  11. I know what you mean about waiting :) I like the twine!! Great use of your finds! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  12. I've come to the decision that almost anything looks better turned into a chalk board! Great job!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  13. great idea! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sorry I'm a bit slow getting here xo

  14. great idea very cute would love for you to come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  15. like how you tied the string around the top!

  16. Love how they turned out! Question...what kind of roller do you use for chalkboard paint? I have a project coming up but am dreading trying to get an even finish. Any suggestions? Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!


  17. اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل عفش بالرياض


  18. شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التفاؤل شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر كما انها افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل نقل عفش واثاث بالجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل


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