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DIY Chalkboard

I was at a church rummage sale a few weeks ago and found this print on canvas for only a dollar.

 

Initially, I was going to paint the canvas white create my own multi medium mural. But then…something more functional came to mind: a chalkboard! Inspired by a friend, I went to Home Depot and picked up some spray paint primer and chalkboard paint.

First I spray painted primer.Ā After everything was primed, I then painted the canvas with chalkboard paint. The frame got a couple layers of wall paint (durable!).

And the finished product! šŸ™‚

 

 

There are SO many possibilities for a huuuge chalkboard!:

-Menu board for the kitchen.
-To-do list for the office.
-Calendar to keep track of the fam’s activities.
-Focal point on mantle (change quote with the seasons.)
…and many more ideas!

 

I decided to put the chalkboard in a bedroom. I can change the drawing or quote anytime – because it’s just chalk! šŸ™‚

 

Cost of this DIY chalkboard:
Print – $1
Paint – $8


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Vintage Set of Cards {photos from a custom order}

I enthusiastically received a custom order for a set of 5 vintageĀ inspiredĀ cards. Ā The following recipe yielded a set of fabulous cards:

  • a dash of gold ink
  • 6 teaspoons of type writer key stickers
  • 2 vintage image stamps
  • pages from a 50+ year old book
  • 4 cups of creativity
  • 1 cup of letters from vintage flash cards (macron included!)
  • a dash of inspiration
  • handful of textured scrapbook paper
  • a pinch of purple and light brown brads

Yield: 5 fabulous vintage inspiredĀ cards


The recipient of these lovely cards: “So, I went to my mailbox today, and I found a lovely little package waiting for me. Oh, Sarah, they are beautiful. Thank you so much. I especially love the type writer one!”

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