Friday, March 4, 2011

Jumping right in...Making Chalkboards...

Let me start by telling everyone that as you can see,  this is my very first post.  I'm kinda lost on how to run this blog,  but i'm going to give it my all.  I'm sure i'll make alot of boo boo's,  but I will eventually figure it out. So for all of you whom can bear with me until I figure it out,  God bless you!
The reason for starting this blog was to share my craft and primitive project idea's with people who loves prims as much as I do.  I spend any and all of my extra time making something prim.  I make alot of items from scratch,  but I also make alot out of recycled item's as well. 
My next post i'll tell you a little more about my family and about our life around here in Kentucky.  But the first thing I wanted to do was share a craft project with everyone.
Old Scrap-Recycled Mirror Frames:
Items Needed:  Any kind of old scrap or recycled mirror frame (where the glass is missing)
                        Black Chalkboard Paint (I got mine at wal-mart made by Folk-Art)
                        Very thin piece of wood (like the kind they put in for the cabinet drawer bottoms)
Take the old mirror frame and vacuum the inside out to make sure it is free of glass.  Then measure the thin wood to the same size as the cardboard backing on the frame.  You can either leave the cardboard and insert the wood in front of it.  Or you can remove the cardboard backing completely,  and replace it with the thin wood.  Either way you prefer to do it,  will be fine.  Paint the face of the thin wood,  with the chalkboard paint.  You may prefer to do a couple of coats of the paint.  Let dry,  and your chalkboard is ready for use.  Simple and easy to do,  and makes a beautiful piece for the kitchen.  You can use any frame,  they all will look nice painted as a chalkboard.
I did not have a before and after picture.  So Here is a picture of the finished product. 

Note:  I am considering painting a design of some type right in the center of the chalkboard.  Maybe like a willow tree design,  rooster,  apple or etc.  You could make a design of whatever matches your decor.  I think this would look really nice too,  just make sure to use a paint color that isn't going to clash with the chalk color you will be using.
Well,  enough for the day.  I will be back tomorrow to post more ideas.  I hope everyone enjoyed today's blog,  and I hope everyone gets a chance to make one of these chalkboards.  I love mine!


  1. Hi there, welll I see I am your very first comment and very first follower...yeah!!!!

    I say go for it! You are off to a very good start by having such a wonderful looking blog and a great introduction.

    I see you want to be on my POPULAR SELLING BLOGS I will get you listed immediately.
    Thanks for joining.

    I can't wait to see all that you have to sell!


  2. Thans so much Karen, for adding me and for the comment. I can't wait to get in to the swing of things, and meet alot of new friends. Hope you have a wonderful day. And I hope you drop back in, here in a little bit, to read my next post.
    Thanks, April