Ann is going to be
one busy girl
and it sounds like a lot of fun!
Now I want a Summer Bucket List!
She had a great idea
on how to recycle a big old frame.
Inspired by an article
that she saw in HGTV magazine,
she read about the Anderstrom's Chalkboard.
Well, how about this older traditional print
going coastal (or beachy).
You know, flipping it.
Removing all of the glass,
print, paper, and hardware...
Now we're down to the nubbins
of the frame.
I'm choosing the simple style back
rather than the ornate front
to be our new upcycled look.
After some goo-gone, woodfiller,
and sanding, the frame was ready for paint.
I used White, tan, and gray, and dipped my brush
in each color to drag and see separation.
I cut a piece of underlayment board
to fill the frame area.
Painted it a mix of black and white
to get that chalkboard look.
Made my lettering layout in Photoshop.
Printed and Taped together.
Next I made a chalk transfer page...
rubbing chalk all over one side of cardstock.
Press the chalkside to the black
and transfer from a pen on the front.
It will look like this.
Paint lettering with a liner brush.
This is really "the chalkboard look"
using paint rather than chalk.
Glue and Staple underlayment board
Now get busy checking things off!
Since I sprayed the black with a satin sealer,
the colored chalk wipes right off.
Are you making your list?
So glad you could stop by,