I was on a chalkboard kick a while ago and busted out several different chalkboards in fun vintage frames of all sizes. I did this mainly to make various signs to decorate my house and I also sold some. The one that I posted about previously was my large vintage chalkboard that I put over our bed in the master bedroom.
However, I never did anything with my small monogram chalkboard sign so I am going to tell you about that now.
I did finally find a perfect spot to hang it as I am continuing to update my home office. Here is a little peek at just one further step that I am making in what I hope to be a fabulous new makeover:
I had picked up the Queensign this past summer at a fun shop up in Northern Michigan. Actually, my husband picked it up for me….he calls me queen and figured it was perfect for me! I love it! I call him……….Chuckie Poopster!
And, there is a fun story behind that, which I may share at some point.
Anyway, to further make the wall all about me, I decided to hang my monogram chalkboard right under my queen sign. In case you haven’t figured it out, the R stands for Renee!
I also just bought the industrial looking wire basket, which I need to fill with something…..I’m thinking neutral but with texture…we shall see!
The little cupboard, it is setting on, is something I want to eventually upscale so I will be revealing that later.
Now, back to the framed chalkboard sign! It was really simple to do and fun to decorate with birds cut from the tin of a coke can! Here is what I did:
1. First, I took the glass out of the picture frame and painted it with about three coats of brush on black chalkboard paint. When the paint had cured for a full 24 hours, I then reinserted the glass into the frame.
2. I used a chalk marker to hand write my initial and then used a ruler to draw a straight line across the top to act as the “wire” for the birds. **Tip – I just read that you can use Mr Clean Magic Eraser to erase chalk marker from a chalk board with ease.
3, I used this bird punch that I had purchased from Jo-ann to cut out my birds from the tin of a coke can. First I cut the top and bottom off the can with tin snips and then just cut the side of the cylinder straight through with sharp scissors. I flattened the tin real good before inserting it into the punch and it worked like a charm!
4. Next, I painted the birds with acrylic paint and attached them to my frame when they were dry. I used E6000 craft glue but any good tacky glue would probably work just fine.
Here is a bigger view:
Now, as I was going through my craft room this weekend and sifting through all of my goodies, I came across something that I had purchased this summer.
It has nothing to do with framed chalkboards, although it could I suppose. I have been racking my brain on what I should do with it. Right now I only have one but know where I can get more but will probably have to wait until shops open up this summer.
I am hoping that maybe you can help me figure out what to do with this:
It’s an old fishing net float! The dimensions are only about six inches long by an inch and a half in width. Can you help me with this dilemma?