27 June, 2011

p.s. I made this

I wanted a little framed chalkboard. I looked around on Etsy and, while all the prices were reasonable, I realized I could very easily make it myself. So I did. And for about $10, too! Although, I already had an empty frame at home so that cut down on expenses but I always see deals for cheap frames at craft stores and wal-mart so I'm sure you could do it for under $15 total. 

Thin 8 1/2 x 10 wood (I got mine at AC Moore but I'm sure you could get it at any craft store) $1.99
Chalkboard Spray Paint $6.99 (Good investment, I'll be using it again)
Tacky Glue $1.39
Chalk $0.59
Total: $10.96

First I had to very craftily force the wood to fit my frame using scissors (Not perfect but it worked). Then I spray painted the wood outside and let it sit for about an hour and a half. Then I glued the dry wood to the frame. And, voila! Chalkboard frame. I'll be using it for a photo prop but then I'll probably mount it on the wall at our new place! We are moving to a new apartment at the end of this month, it has a fireplace -- perfection.

p.s. I will be writing on the chalkboard but it suggests waiting 24 hours so it can fully dry before writing on it. 


  1. So cute! I love the stand you have the chalkboard on.  Nice layering!

  2. Thanks! My aunt gave it to me before I left for North Carolina, I love it!