Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mini Chalkboard Makeover

Last week I headed to the thrift store with one goal in mind: to find a frame suitable for making a small chalkboard. When I got there, I was happy to find that all frames were 50% off that day!

Then I found this in the frame bin:

IMG_3990 It was the right size (about 12”x18”) and already had a little tray perfect for holding chalk. At the sale price, it was only about $1.50. I figured I’d just remove the battered corkboard and replace it.

When I got it home and took it apart, I realized that the thin white board that backed the cork would work very well for painting with chalkboard paint.


Now I needed to use the cork as the backing to keep it thick enough for the cleats on the back to hold it in. So, I decided to make it dual purpose, and covered the cork with burlap.


Now you can decide which side you want facing forward. Yes, you! Well, if you win my giveaway, that is. This is one of the items in the prize package!

I’m going to reveal the whole package and start the giveaway on Friday, so be sure to come back!


Katie @ Vinyl Vineyard said...

I love it! Great job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I LOVE it!!! :) I'll be out of town on Friday, but if I can get to my email/blog stuff, I'll be sure to enter. :)

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Fab find! I saw something similar at a local thrift shop last weekend but didnt know what I would do with it.

Now I am kicking myself!


Anna said...

very nice!
I'll be sure to check back for the giveaway :)

mommynoodles said...

OMGoodness,I was suprised.I surely thought you would be keeping that for yourself.It came out adorable.

LuLu said...

love the 2 sides! such a great idea!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

You're one smart cookie, Holly! Great idea! Tough decision, btw. Both sides are fantastic!


Tracy Suzanne said...

What a smart crafter you are. I just love the burlap and having the choice of blackboard or corkboard. I'll be watching and waiting. Good work girlie!

Lucy Marie said...

Wow that is so cool. I can't wait for the giveaway!

Lucy Marie said...

Wow that is so cool. I can't wait for the giveaway!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

I love reading about Thrift find! I can't visit mine often because I spend all my money there, lol. I'll have to stop by and check out your giveaway! =)

Country Dreaming said...

Super cool--will be back to what else is going on!


The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That's really cute and so versatile!

Thanks for stopping by and good look in drawing for the book!


charlene said...

Wow!! You're willing to part with that cutie??? So nice of you to give her away to one of us :) Can't wait to see what you have in store!

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Love it! What a wonderful giveaway! I'll be watching and waiting, too!

Lee Laurie said...

What a great idea! I love it!