Sunday, May 26, 2013

More Chalkboard Ideas

Three chalkboards, each updated from their original purpose.

First up today is a silverplate round tray turned into a Chalkboard Welcome Home.



Supplies I used: Round silverplate tray 
(a thrifted  find), Frog Tape, Rust-oleum Chalk board Paint, red apron (my preference for clothing protection), paint brush, chalk, wiping cloth.



Here are the steps I used. Tape the area that will remain unpainted. STIR the black chalk board paint slowly and well until it glints black instead of grey/black. Brush one coat onto area to be painted. Let it dry. Repeat 2-3 coats as needed.




DRY WELL between each coat of chalk board paint.Remove Frog tape carefully, touch up any areas that need more coverage.

Remember that chalk board paint dries quickly and is not easy to clean off hands or brushes so clean up right after using.



I usually let the chalk board paint dry overnight before preparing the chalk board surface for use. Take a piece of chalk (hold it flat on its long side) and rub over the chalk painted area then remove this chalk with a cloth. Add your message and display. 



This process is similar to the Welcome Home Chalkboard Wooden tray I wrote about April 14/13.






Next up is a clip board made into a chalkboard. I've turned clipboards into message boards before. 



This one has been very useful as a background for vignettes/photos. Good for leaving messages too.



A vignette with the clipboard chalkboard.



Here are two clipboards painted earlier this year. January 20/13
Last upgrade is an Ikea Chalkboard, with its natural finish, found at a flea market. Before was ok but...the chalkboard was so well used.


             This is the 'after' in progress. 


I re-painted the chalkboard (same method as earlier in this post) then painted the frame with CeCeCaldwell Simply White and finished it with CeCeCaldwell Satin Finish.







27 comments:

  1. Joy - what great ideas!! I've seen the silver trays turned into chalkboards but not the clipboards!! Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Judy

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  2. Some great ideas. I have put aside some silver trays from the family stash that I won't be using and have been thinking about painting them. Chalkboard paint on the flat part could be an option.

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  3. What a fun post! Great ideas and nice tutorial. Thanks so much!

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  4. Great ideas using the silver tray and the clipboards. Looks like a fun project. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy week ahead!

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  5. Chalkboards are a lot of fun. I like the idea with a silver tray.

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  6. All are so cute. I just bought a really cute tool caddy at TJ Maxx and one side of it is a chalkboard. I love writing different messages.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day

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  7. great chalkboards! thanks for sharing your how-to tips :)

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  8. Great ideas love chalkboards so much fun...thank you for sharing at One More Time Events.
    Have a wonderful week

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  9. The chalkboard made with a clipboard is a great idea.
    Denise

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  10. Fun! I made a chalkboard on the glass of an old print that I didn't care about any more. It is hanging in my laundry room. Yesterday I just brainstormed summer things and wrote them up there. My son said, "You are so crafty." That just cracked me up because it's not true. :)

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  11. I LOVE chalkboard projects! I just picked up an old maple mirror left from a dresser long gone. The mirror is ruined, no pretty silvering or anything, so I'm going to make it an unusual chalkboard. :)

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  12. Hi Joy,

    What a fun lesson in chalkboard 'design'! Have never tried this, thanks for inspiring me! Love the 'Welcome Home' sign, so inviting!

    Poppy

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  13. These are all so cute and I love that they are quick and easy projects ~ I can handle those! Just something about chalkboard paint that adds so much character to just about anything. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  14. Great ideas! Thanks for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home!
    CarrieThisHome.com

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  15. I love the silver tray/chalkboard, and have a very similar tray languishing in a cupboard. Thanks for the little tutorial.

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  16. Love the silver tray at your door! and the clipboard is a nice idea!

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  17. I really like that Ikea chalkboard! Isn't chalkboard paint awesome!? Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  18. WOW I love the last Ikea board it is so very cool and the after is AMAZING!

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  19. I love these! Is the chalkboard on the silver tray magnetic? I had a wonderful chalkboard that magnets would hold to and I loved it. But, I don't have it anymore and I miss it! Such great ideas!
    Robin

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  20. These are all so great, nice job! Chalkboard paint is the best!

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  21. The are all great, but I'm really loving the welcome sign. Thanks for coming by and partying with us. Have a funtastic week!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  22. Seeing your post linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great and really made me want to get chalkboard paint! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party again on Sunday at http://mumtopia.blogspot.com/2013/05/CreativeHomeAcreHop2ndJun.html

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  23. I like them all but the Welcome Home is my favorite - one can change the message/greeting to suit a party or family gathering ! Thank you for sharing this at the WEDNESDAYS ADORNED FROM ABOVE Blog Hop :-)

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  24. Ooooh, I'm loving these chalk board ideas! So fun! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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