Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Bucket List Chalkboard

Ann is going to be
one busy girl
this summer...
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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
into frame.
Now get busy checking things off!
Since I sprayed the black with a satin sealer,
the colored chalk wipes right off.
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Are you making your list?
I am!
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Artsy VaVa said...

That's great. I love your transfer method!

Bliss said...

It probably comes as no surprise to you that I love this, and of course that means I'm going to pin it.


cindy said...

Yay! A new post from my favorite painter :) Thanks for the lo-down on how you did this. I'm not sure my hand is steady enough for the handpainted lettering, but I might try it on a smaller scale :) Such a great project...and a fun list! said...


20 North Ora said...

As always, a cute idea executed perfectly! Love the idea. Am going to make me one of those!


Amanda said...

This is so cute!!!

Feral Turtle said...

You make everything look so easy! What a great project Deb!

Krista @thehappyhousie said...

Looks fabulous Deb - what a great idea. And you executed it perfectly of course:)

NanaDiana said...

Deb-I just found you through-um---somewhere--lol Anyway- Love this and I am your newest follower. We are on the lake in WI-so I love the water, too. Blessings- xo Diana

Shari @ said...

Hmmm...a faux chalkboard. Brilliant and fun. I will have to do this and put it is my retail space - and then watch from afar when someone tries to erase my chalkboard art. :)

Dee said...

Making one of those is on now on the top of MY Summer Bucket List. Thanks for sharing, what a fun project! Dee from My Painted Stuff

Stampin' VMG206 said...

What a fun idea! This came out great!
I'm visiting you today from Alderberry Hill. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the chalkboard look and your list of summer fun ideas! Now I just wish I had a steadier hand for the painting part! Your work is always beautiful!

EveryDay Bloom said...

I love your ideas, your recycled art. Lynaea @

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

very beautiful, I love what you did! :-)

Sharon ~ Life After Empty Nest said...

This is AWESOME! "Pinned" I would love if you added this to the Summer Bucket List Party I am hosting with 3 other bloggers!

Unknown said...

LOVED this project!! We featured it at our Summer Bucket List Link Party :) Thanks for sharing with us!

Stacey said...

That is awesome Deb!!
Love it - so cute!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Amy W said...

Great idea. I love that you didn't just go out and buy a chalkboard, but took the time to take an old picture frame and transform it into such a beauty!

Debbiedoos said...

Clever girl you are. That turned out awesome. You have some patience.