Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Simple, Elegant, (and eaaazy!) Chalkboard

My sister-in-law had a birthday coming up and I wanted to make something special and functional instead of attemptingthe to buy something that probably would never get used. And she appreciates the crafty stuff too. So I decided to make her a menu board for her kitchen. I started with this ugly gold frame I bought. The design was pretty but the gold made it look tacky. I started by giving it a light coat of white spray paint. Enough to cover it, but light enough that the gold would show through a little to give it some extra style.

Then I spray painted the glass with a basic black chalkboard paint. Three coats, let it dry and tah dah!

Isn't it fancy?! I'm In love and want my own! ps sorry I dont have any before pictures, I was in a rush to get it done before the partaay.

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, I have seen small versions of this chalkboard frame idea coupled with the candlestick cake plate. If you have a small frames--say 5x7 our 4x6 then you can label each dish set out on your buffet. (They don't all have to be on the cake stands of course but on other pretty players as well.)