Friday, July 11, 2014

Chalkboard "Verse of the Week"- Rachel's Decorating Ideas

Rachel makes a beautiful home.

She has so many fun

decorating ideas!

This week she made a chalkboard from an old frame.

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She painted the frame light gray


dry brushed white over the top.

Then she cut a piece of 1/4" underlayment board

and screwed it onto the back of the frame.

Here is the recipe I used for the black chalkboard paint:

1/4 cup plaster of paris

4 tablespoons water

1/2 cup (or a little more) black paint

The mixture is thin and will require a few coats.

You can make it thicker by adding more paint.

After transferring the lettering to the board 

with chalk,

I took a liner brush of white paint and went over the top

to make it permanent.

You can change the verse

by using a damp black t shirt rag.

Here is other handmade art that she has in her home.

She made this barnwood backdrop

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these rustic summer stars:

Her kitchen looks so festive for summer!

We painted her gray and white table here.

She made her USA banner and Star Canvas.

Do you remember when we remade this old entertainment center

into a pantry?

We made these Coffee Filter Wreaths too!

So many fun projects!

Hope you got some good inspiration 

for your home.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Susan Freeman said...

I want to make a "verse of the week" board now too! Thanks for the tutorial.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Alison Agnew said...

A wonderful verse, and such a pretty little chalkboard! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


Feral Turtle said...

You really lucked out in the daughter in-law department. She is so much like you and definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty. Love the new chalkboard.

Alison Agnew said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


Unknown said...

Lovely Verse. Great Idea. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I need this -- I think that about all your posts!!! Featuring you tomorrow!! XO, Aimee

MakePaducah said...

Inspired by my signature Verse of the Week board! I am so excited about my new verse of the week memory challenge starting on 12/28. If you love scripture memory, you will love that!