Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thrifty Notice Boards




This weekend I finally got around to completing a project I have been meaning to do for ages. I picked up these two frames last summer at a garage sale for $5. I knew I wanted to do a blackboard in one of them but wasn't sure about the other. I decided on a cork board and cut the cork out of a cheap board I picked up on clearance for $2.88. With the chalk board paint the project cost about $12 for both notice boards.

Before:



During:


I did spray the chalkboard paint right on the glass using several light coats. I realize these DIY blackboards are getting to be old news by now but I'm happy to have finally made one!

After:


Not sure where these will go yet. I originally thought my craft room but perhaps our hall off the garage would be better. We got a new stainless (aka non-magnetic) refrigerator this winter and I miss having a surface to put up important notices. As we exit the house thru the garage that might be a good place to put up reminders...or chore lists for my guys (ha ha).

Oh, and check out this cute vintage canning jar I'm using for chalk. It has a glass lid and was another garage sale find.





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12 comments:

  1. Wow! Just genius! What a fab idea and they turned out amazing!

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  2. LOVE THEM!!! The frames are awesome and that jar of chalk is too darned cute!

    p.s....I think we are totally intriguing Carly...we're gonna get her hooked!!

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  3. They look great!! Love the chalk in the mason jar!

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  4. I love the transformation. Happy Monday!


    Anything Blue

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  5. Cute - I don't think I've ever seen a jar with a glass lid before

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  6. pretty frames, and good idea using the cute jar for the chalk, I'll have to find a jar like that for my kitchen too :)

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  7. they look awesome!!!! can't wait to see where you hang them!!!

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  8. Beautiful projects! I have a simular project (or two or three) in mind and now I'm more inspired to finish them off! You did a great job.

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  9. Love the frames and the jar is so great! I have ZERO canning jars. My mom has a bunch but I don't think she wants to give any of them up to me. I guess I don't blame her. :)

    Hannah

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  10. Cute ideas! I'd research the glass lid...I've never seen one like it! :)

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  11. Great idea! I have never thought of using the frames for anything other than what their original purpose. Need to start thinking out of the box!

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  12. I love what you did with the frames right down to the chalk in a jar. I have an old sanka jar for mine. The top is all rusted out and it's just the prefect size for the chalk.

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