DIY chalkboard frames

So you saw yesterday’s post and our big announcement, right? Can I tell you–your response knocked my socks off. Any time I launch a new product, especially a new collection, it’s vulnerable and scary. But I fell like you celebrate with me and speak kind words. I am grateful!

I wanted to share a bit more about our entryway and how I did the chalkboard frames.

These frames were asking for a coat of paint and since I didn’t have regular black paint, I decided to use chalkboard paint, because why not?! But by the end things got a little more creative and I ended up loving the results.

If I see a frame at a thrift store with good detail, I usually pick it up. You never know when you’re going to need a good frame, right?

I already had this paint from previous projects. I picked it up at Home Depot.

David was a great helper. Well, I take that back, David was great company. He was smiley and encouraging. But he never picked up a paintbrush!


I love that kiddo!

It took a couple coats to get the frames covered, but it was a warm day so the paint dried quickly. I waited about an hour in between coats.

I let the paint dry overnight and then I rubbed white chalk along the frames and used my finger to make it look subtle and get it into the grooves. I love the way it brings out the details of the frames. Chalkboard paint with chalk is awesome–even if it’s not a writing surface. it gives so much more texture than just flat black paint.

And here’s another shot of our entryway complete with some posters from our new paper & cloth collection. Today is the last day to get a free fantastic tote with any purchase of at least $25. Awesome!!

Are you ready to break out the chalkboard paint and chalk and give some old frames texture?


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