Sunday, April 7, 2013

From Calender to Chalkboard

A few weeks back I was garage sale-ing and found another treasure that I would be able to upcycle to a chalkboard for my home!

Here's the after picture:


 And before:
 It was a vintage Lang Calendar Frame in which you could hang your calendar in the frame to keep it pretty looking.

Here's a pic of a Lang frame with calender. 

photo courtesy of http://www.oldmilloriginals.com

So after I satisfied my curiosity of this brand, I moved on to take it apart.

I removed the back so I could paint the frame & board.
I forgot to take progress pics. On the back board I painted a coat of primer, lightly sanded, then 3 coats of chalkboard paint. 

 
I had the canned paint not the spray paint, but you don't see the brush strokes after it dries. 

I followed the instructions on the jar for how long to wait between coats and how to cure the chalkboard paint before you write on it. Make sure you follow these as well!

This calendar frame was great for a chalkboard because it has a little scooped ledge for chalk! Yay!

 

And here's more after pics!

 I know what you're thinking...an exciting menu huh?!?! :)

The hubs & I have been having  fun writing different messages on the board.
Weekend Plans
Work Schedules
Meals
Cute Messages
Ornary Messages! (Thanks babe! :/)

It's such a fun new piece in our house! We love it!



2 comments:

Darby Hawley said...

This looks awesome! I love the shade of blue you chose!!!

I swear great minds think alike; I've got a very similar post scheduled for Friday lol

Elle said...

I love it! It's so cute! You did an excellent job!

~ Elle @ Barefoot and Beautiful

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