Friday, January 21, 2011

Hip Chalkboards

Wanted to make the girls some funky sort of hip chalkboards for their room we have been re-doin'. So I took a couple of formerly unhip old pictures that have been tucked away and came with this house and came up with these cuties.



Here is the former picture and though some may like this look, it isn't me. I'm not a formal kinda gal. I'm sure they were bought in the 60s or 70s. The back said May Co. An old dept. store that used to be in this area.

I took the frames and pictures apart and actually flipped the paintings over and sanded the back sides with fine sand paper.



Then I got to work painting the frames. I just picked up a couple of bright color samples from Ace Hardware.




I used spray chalk board paint for these pieces and an extra one I will have to show you later.




Here they are all done. I think they came out too cute and the girls really like them. Now we are just waiting for dad to come home from working out of town to hang them for us.




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9 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, great reuse. Love it!! Clarice

Vintage Gal said...

Love these ~ and the funky colours are toooo cute!

Shaunna said...

SOO cute! I love some chalkboard paint! Thanks for linking to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How cute! The colors are great!

Glacier Dreaming said...

Fun idea. Thanks for the post. Just found your delightful BLOG.

Meowlissa said...

Colors are fabulous! You have the best ideas :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those are absolutely adorable! What a clever idea. I know your girls will love having these hanging in their room. thank you for linking this fab project to Favorite Things. laurie

Magic Brush said...

I am redoing a frame almost identical to those for a blog giveaway this week! Come over and say hello! Love the colors you chose!

Christine said...

Love the bright colored frames, and how thick and detailed they are. Great job.
Christine
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