gallamore west: Up-Cycled Chalkboard with DecoArt paints

Friday, August 16, 2013

Up-Cycled Chalkboard with DecoArt paints

Quick, easy, budget friendly, a favorite new paint color... I'm super excited about how this project came out!

I took an old ugly picture in a frame that a neighbor who was moving gave me for FREE...

I pulled out the artwork and painted the frame in my favorite new to me color, Americana Acrylic Paint in Sea Glass, by DecoArt.  I love the shabby, distressed look that I was getting on my first coat, so I decided to leave it with just one coat.  I love how the old, tattered frame shows through.

Then I flipped over the artwork and I gave the backside of the artwork a coat of Americana Black Slate Chalkboard Paint, also by DecoArt, popped the flipped over artwork back in the painted frame and... wa-la, an adorable new chalkboard for our home!

I hung it up in our Sun Room with my Beachy Burlap Wreath on it and loved how it looked there.

Also, because I've loved seeing some gorgeous, scrappy fabric garlands lately {like these with tutorials to make your own from Little Miss Momma's and Mom's Busy Crafting} I pulled out some of my favorite fabric scraps and tied together a quick fabric garland.  

Then I took it to our bedroom, wrote something cute and simple on it {my chalkboard writing skills leave much to be desired!} and hung it on the wall there.

Eventually I think it will make it's way to the kitchen for a special occasion Menu Board.

This project took about an hour start to finish, and I'm thrilled with the end result.  I'll definitely be using Sea Glass Acrylic Paint {Americana by DecoArt} a lot around our house now.  It's such a beautiful, warm color that adds that perfect POP of color without being too bright for me.

Thank you DecoArt for the crafting supplies!  For more craft ideas, visit DecoArt online...


Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Love it... it is perfect!

Unknown said...

What a cute project! I also love the "always kiss me goodnight" saying. Maybe I should make something like this for my master bedroom...
I'm stopping by from Link Party Palooza (#158 Chocolate Covered Pretzels) Have a great weekend!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

I LOVE chalkboards too!
And love how you dressed it up with a wreath and swag garland. Super cute!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend,

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

Beautiful job! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers.


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