Tuesday, May 18, 2010

chalkboard canvases

good morning. i think i have finally recovered from a wild week of work and i'm ready to end my blogging hiatus. thank goodness because i've really been missing it!

you may have seen this post where i made a chalkboard and tin-can telephones for a tiny guy's birthday present. well, i went a little wild making chalkboard canvases.  

i was inspired by the chalkboard panels from pottery barn.


i wanted to make something similar for a large empty wall in my kitchen for less than pb's $34 per panel.  I bought 4 2pks of 11x14 canvases at Michael's for around $11 when they were buy one get one a couple of weeks ago.  At less than $2 per chalkboard, I can even afford to change my mind next month:)
well, this is what i ended up with.  what do you think?  i love the idea of being able to change the phrases and images as often as i like; plus, i can use them for notes and messages.  it was a quick, easy, and inexpensive fix for a wall in desperate need of attention.  

making these canvases was as easy as three coats of rustoleum chalkboard paint with a foam roller; followed by three days of drying, conditioning with chalk, and hanging with 3M picture strips and a laser level. 

 *don't forget to enter this week's giveaway of t-shirt yarn from Elcectic Notions ending tonight at 11:59pm!*

Parties I'm Linking To Today:
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog



5 comments:

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

So cute!! Love the idea of using the canvases!

Alison said...

I never would have thought to turn a canvas into a chalkboard!! This is such a fun idea. I want to do this! Thanks for sharing!

Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

the 30 girl said...

Thanks ladies for your sweet comments!

Stephanie said...

i love this. you are so resourceful. i might actually try this!

Jenni said...

Hi! I followed a link from tatertots and jello to your wonderful blog. Your chalkboard canvas idea is so cute. I was wondering if you could tell me the color of your wall paint in these pics? I just love the green!!!

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