Singing & Framing & Painting & Hanging

I know I’m a bit late with the chalkboard paint craze….  but that is mostly because I am supremely lazy.  I finally got the paint when I started making things for my wedding.  You see the ornately framed DIY chalkboards everywhere on Pinterest.    They are incredibly easy to make and so cost-effective!

We only had four months to plan our wedding, and only $6K.  We had saved up half, and my mom contributed the other half.  That meant cutting as many corners as possible!

Instead of paying for paper programs, I made a chalkboard!

Instead of printing a menu, I made a chalkboard!

I picked up a ton of frames from GoodWill for $4-$10 each.  Then I spray painted them black (our colors were black & white with a splash of teal)Image

Then I picked up some chalkboard paint.  I saw this tutorial on making your own paint, but I was in a bit of a time crunch and didn’t want to risk anything going awry…  I will probably try it out now that I’ve got free time again!  It looks much more affordable than the Martha Stewart brand I picked up.

Here are the materials I used:

Image

To save time I grabbed a chalk pen and I forgot to prime the chalkboards…..  They looked great for the wedding, though!

Image

Once we got back from the wedding, I repainted the chalkboard frames.  And properly primed them!  So now I can change them as often as I like.  My husband requested that we keep the drink menu as it was his favorite.

Image

I’m really happy with how they turned out 🙂

Image

Let me know what you think!

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

6 thoughts on “Singing & Framing & Painting & Hanging

  1. love it! I also used chalkboards at my wedding. it’s fun to be able to use a wedding keepsake in your everyday décor. Check mine out here: http://embracemyspace.com/2012/11/22/im-thankful-for-the-little-things-too/

  2. Josiane says:

    Love love this idea, I will share your link on my facebook page. Love the idea that I can have my kids draw on them and hang it with their drawings:)) thank you

  3. kelleylevis says:

    Know what caught my eye on this one? I did one of these: “OH MY GOD IT’S A DALEK!! EXTERMINATE” I’m sure my neighbors think I’m crazy now….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

A Nerd in the Kitchen

Food, Science, Gadgets, & Geekery

Memories Moms Create

There is no way to be a perfect mother.. but million ways to be a good one

musings of ur

A wannabe writer doing what she knows the best.

%d bloggers like this: