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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:

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

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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.

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I’m really happy with how they turned out 🙂

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Let me know what you think!

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