Tuesday, November 13, 2012

chevron chalkboard from thrift store frame

I'm am so not over the chalkboard trend.  I have so many chalkboards in my house and don't plan on stopping!  I love it so!  2 walls, 2 doors and 2 frames aren't quite enough.  So I did another one!  :)

This chevron chalkboard frame is the perfect place to jot a little Thanksgiving reminder!

Would you believe that this is how the frame started out?  Pink and black isn't my favorite color scheme to decorate with, but I loved how the white framed the inset back.  So I decided to see if I could make something else out of it.

I gave it a few coats of spray paint.  Unfortunately, I didn't sand first so the polka dots and flowers still showed through.

I'm the laziest crafter ever so rather then sand the frame properly and repaint it, I decided to find something to cover it up.  I remembered the cute chevron ribbon I scored at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and thought maybe it could work.

I cut the edges of the ribbon on an angle so the ribbon looked mitered and glued it on with tacky glue (amazon affiliate link).

Then I cut down some chalkboard vinyl and applied it to the inside of the frame.  It worked perfectly to cover the designs that showed through the rotten paint job I gave it.  I also distressed the edges of the frame a bit.

A cute little chevron chalkboard to go next to an owl friend and bowl of pumpkins!!


  1. This is awesome! I love the black and chevron and I've used a lot of chalkboard paint too!

    I have a weekend party I'd love for you to share this on:




  2. so cute! I love that chevron ribbon. I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!


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