Posts tagged ‘chalkboard in home’

April 16, 2012

message wreath

A little welcome greeting…

$3 thrift shop frame, originally stained wood color.  Below, primed with Gliddon’s Gripper:

Next, two coats of Behr’s glossy Cottage White, followed by distressing on some edges.

Thanks to hubbie for cutting 2 1/2 inch chalkboard squares (material left-over from previous projects).  Originally, 5 squares were planned to be used…but they took more space than predicted…  so much for “hello”…

Less is more, right?  Loose leaf rings hold the squares in a dangly row:

A narrow ribbon secures the message within the frame.

Maybe we’ll go with “BOO” in October…”love” in February…or use text lingo any time of year…

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January 24, 2012

surface medley

Work or play spaces need areas on which to write or draw.  The more options, the better!  Try:

Plexiglass on top of a desk (very high usage & super fun!), in a frame on the wall, or no frame & on the wall.

Mirrors…  And of course, the classic chalkboard:

Portable outlets inspire creativity, too:  small dry erase boards (cheap & travel well), clipboards, computer tablets, spiral notebooks

“We understand that you can’t transform people who don’t have internal drive & desire to create.  But we also know it doesn’t work to urge people to think outside the box without giving them the tools to climb out.”  ~ Laurie Dunnavant

September 23, 2011

chalk talk

Revisiting the chalkboard in the home idea today.  The first post regarding chalkboards can be found in the ‘wall works’ category or here:  http://edit423.com/2011/05/18/chalkboards/

Not sure what we’d do without our kitchen chalkboard!  They’re also super fun in kids’ rooms:

To find cute chalkboard options in the Kansas City area, try Vintage Market in Zona Rosa, Found (Parkville), Marshall’s or TJ Maxx.  Of course, there’s always the option to make your own!  Go to the link above for general instructions.

May 18, 2011

chalkboards

A place to write the week’s schedule, reminders, kudos, messages, etc..  In case one thinks the chalkboard is simplistic….. a schedule on display shows respect for all ages, mommy ceases being the human calendar (pretty much), & weekly quotes or scripture communicate priorities & give life direction.  Plus, chalkboards add character to any room!

Directions:

  1. find a frame, make sure it is deep enough to hold a board
  2. cut a piece of hardboard to size (big box home improvement stores will typically cut for free)
  3. prime & paint (I used Benjamin Moore), let it dry & cure
  4. secure into frame with enough backing that the board is solid when pressed
  5. attach frame to wall 
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