Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Birthday Chalkboard



Frames Frames Frames -- I can NEVER get enough frames -- or chalkboard paint for that matter.

And with that winning combination, let me share with you today's project :)

Last month was my bestie's birthday.  And not only has she been my best friend since high school, she's also the loving soul behind One Girl, One Beautiful Life.   She had JUST moved into a cute little apartment and I wanted to give her something decor-esque, but also something she could USE too.  Enter the chalkboard frame.  I started with this find from a local thrift store.  The frame had cute little designs on it, so I snatched this puppy up.


This framed print reminds me of the one I used for my fabric whiteboard a while back -- I wonder if they were some sort of set?!?!

I removed the frame and spray-painted it green (one of her favorite colors) and then I painted the glass with my beloved chalkboard paint.  I also took some ribbon (the same I used for my welcome sign) and attached it to the back and tied it on top for a pretty bow.  Ready for the final project?


I also gave her one of those cool chalkboard pens ....which are AWESOME!  Isn't that green fantastic!?!


I just LOVE finding unique frames....I seriously could have my whole house covered in gorgeous, character-filled frames and never get tired of them.   I think Becca likes the frame too. :)

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38 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

Michael Creations said...

I love it! I recently discovered chalkboard paint at the hardware store...and I've been trying to figure out a reason to buy it. I think I've found my reason! :)

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Love it! What a fun and easy project!

michelle said...

I love it!!! The green is so great! I was just thinking this morning what you paint the chalkboard paint on, wood, plastic? Now I know that you can paint over the glass! YEAH!!!! You just gave me a great idea for a spot I was wondering to do with!! Thanks Amanda!!

Sue said...

Beautiful job, Amanda! I frame addicted too, lol!

Sue
xo

Heather said...

Love the frame and the green!

RACKS and Mooby said...

Lurve that green! And the detail on the frame! Nice job!

Ellie said...

Cute! I like the green frame. I recently bought a set of those chalkboard markers and couldn't believe how expensive they are! But amazing too. I bet your bff loved it!

Sassy Sites! said...

very cute!!

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Erin said...

Fun color!! I wouldn't have noticed the detail in that frame until you painted it...good eye! :)

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

i loooove that color green...
I feel like I can't find cool spray paint colors in Canada!

Also, was the chalkboard paint roll on or spray paint? I just noticed Krylon has a blackboard spray paint...curious as to how it turns out!

ANNND...I think you are a great friend. This is a fantastic gift!

Jessica @ Life's Good Be Happy said...

I love this! I need to jump on the chalkboard paint bandwagon for sure! I bet she really loved it!

Roo @ NiceGirlNotes said...

Cute! Where did you get the chalk pen? :)

Nikki said...

That ribbon is KILLER!!!! Love this! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

Brittany said...

I love this project! I haven't been able to find a good shade of green spray paint, but I love this one -- mind sharing the color name and brand?

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Great color for the frame and the ribbon is a perfect touch!

Mamma said...

Love it, so cute.

patchworkdelights said...

Very clever idea, as usual! Love it!

Cindy Sage said...

How does the chalk board paint hold up? Does it scratch off easily?

Andrea @ Simple Organized Living said...

Looks great. I stopped by your site about 2 hours ago...and have been paging thought ALL your great ideas ever since.

Love your site and I will be back many more times!! I would love to feature you as in guest post as well. Let me know what you think!

Trisha said...

I swear I saw that exact picture and frame the other day...now I am kicking myself for not buying it because I love this project!

~Trisha

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

Love that! I must admit I have a thing for picture frames myself. I am often scavenging thrift stores looking for them! I have a new addiction for chalkboard paint now too. I just bought my first can of it last week, & painted a door with it for a homeschool chalkboard. Loved it so much that I immedietly started looking for new things to paint with it!

lizibeth said...

Beautiful! LOVE that green!

Terrell said...

Absolutely love this!!! What an amazing gift..and the color just rocks!! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decor today!! Have a great weekend!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Jessica said...

That would also be a great project to give to your child's teacher on the first day of school. Instead of writing Happy Birthday, you could write Welcome Back to School!

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Happy Nester said...

It looks great! Love the green.

Traci said...

What a great birthday gift and a perfect house-warming gift as well. I love the green frame!

Kaysi said...

cute!! love the green!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Hi, I love what you did with the frame and the green color. I always have my radar out for cool frames....I can never have too many. I'm still using chalk; I never knew there was a chalkboard pen. Thanks for the tip.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love that green!! I sooooo need some of those chalk pens!!

Debbie said...

Love that color green...How very cute and clever of you once again!!~ She looked happy:)

Lori said...

I love how this turned out! I bought some chalkboard spraypaint a few weeks ago, but have yet to use it. How does it hold up on the glass? Does it scratch off easily?? Thanks for sharing! I'm sure your friend is going to love it!

AmericKim said...

How cute is that! I love the green paint. The ribbon is such a creative way to hang it.
Love your post!

Ginger said...

Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Rebecca said...

I love chalkboard paint and now they have it in so many colors-great project!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Cute. I like chalkboard paint. I had a ton of projects linked up with chalkboard paint this week. Did I miss the memo??? Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

Amy said...

I love the color! What a great gift idea!

An Experiment in Happiness said...

Very very cute!!! Thanks for sharing!
~Jessica
http://myhappinessexperiment.blogspot.com/

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