Monday, February 25, 2013

Chalkboard Frames



So I'm sure everyone has seen those cute frames that have the chalkboard in the center to write love notes to your cutie? Well what if it was done the other way around? I thought it would be fun to be able to write around the picture! So at the end of January we had a fun girls night and made some chalkboard frames! 


They are very easy to make! I went to the great Wood Connection and picked up these cute curvy frames. We each picked our color for the back and sides and then let that paint dry. Then we used chalk board paint to paint the front of the frame. If you have ever worked for chalk board paint, you know that when you first start putting on the paint, it looks horrible! This was my first time using it and I was pretty nervous about it! Ha ha. It only took like 50 coats! But it ended up looking great! 



The thing that I loved was that we all started out with the same items and yet they all turned out so different with our own personal flare. :) P.S. Aren't these ladies so cute?!



The thing that is great about chalkboard paint is how it feels. I loathe the feeling of school chalkboards! I hate that dusty feeling and the dust that is on your fingers and the horrible sound.. everything. But chalkboard paint is really smooth and the chalk goes on really smooth. Now we are ready to write our sweeties cute messages!



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