Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend Upcycle: Chalkboard Paint

An exciting aspect of setting into Charlotte has been has been starting to decorate our new place and make it feel like home. In the process, we are trying to reuse, repurpose and recycle as many things as possible. This weekend we accomplished a fun DIY project that upcycled an old Ikea framed print into a chalkboard.

Inspired by these images; we wanted to create a space in our new kitchen to jot notes, leave messages and post menus.
For this project, you will need the following:
1) Primer
2) Chalkboard Paint

That’s it! You can use chalkboard paint on just about any surface so the possibilities are endless. This is what we started with:
And this is how it turned out:

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The Consummate Hostess said...

Love this idea! I am in the middle of a kitchen rennovation and would love to do a little blackboard.

Michelle said...

This looks great! Chalkboard paint is one of my new loves. Can't wait til I own my own house!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I love that!!! Having something to write notes and ideas down is such a great idea! I would love to try this and put it in my room in my apartment!

joy refurbished said...

very cute!

Kellie Collis said...

Those striped chairs are fabulous.... What a fabulous idea!! x

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Sarah Von said...

Too cute! I used chalkboard paint on the back of my front door and it's been great for compulive list making and inspirational quotes.

Tommy said...

This is a great idea, and yours turned out quite nicely.

Patty said...

What a great idea...going to search around the house for something to paint this weekend! x

Amanda~Weekend Host said...

I had no idea that this is how you create an actual chalk board. Thank you so much for the tip - you've given lots of ideas.

pink-to-green said...

Amanda, it is so simple that once you start, you'll find that you want to find more things to paint! I'm trying to hold myself back!!

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