Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gone Fishin

Yes, that's right...I'm taking off for a couple days! Even though I will be on a lake until Monday, I won't technically be fishing :)

I have been dying for my very own chalkboard for ages. I recently made this little guy out of an old $5 frame from a second hand shop.

This was my first try at it. Next time I will go for a larger, more ornate rectangle or oval frame. I didn't have the space in my condo for one that size... Dare to dream :)

Krylon sells chalkboard spray paint which is really easy to use. I have also seen some pre-made chalkboard paper in all different shapes and sizes at Home Outfitters and Chapters Books but they can be a bit pricey.

The oval stenciled frame is cute but you can do any design you want! I think a calender or a lined notepad would be cute.

I am going up to Kelowna for my boyfriends family reunion. There are several theme nights so I will have plenty of fun posts when I return.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Amanda said...

love it! and, why the heck won't you be fishing??? it'd be fun! :)

i just finished a large chalkboard and ornate frame for our kitchen. if only i could get the farmhouse table and chairs sitting in our garage painted i could do some updated photos of our not so long ago updated kitchen. constant changes around here. ;)

have fun on your weekend away!

All That Jazz said...

It sounds like SO much fun! I bet you will have a blast at the lake. Can't wait to hear all about it! :)
p.s. cute chalkboard, too!

Skifty said...

Very Cute! Did you stencil that ornate frame onto the chalkboard surface yourself? I like it alot, it reminds me of this chalboard sheet from Paper-Source. Enjoy your holiday!,1994dfd8

Musings Of A Gem said...

It looks fab!!! I'm going to 'steal' your idea if you don't mind ; ) lol.

Love Gemma X

Vintage Home said...

...yeah Kelowna...have fun!

Jessica said...

I'm back! What a good time :) I bought the stencil but threw away the packaging. I wonder if it was from the same company.


claire said...

This is cute! Making a chalk board is on my list of things to do -- still hunting for the perfect frame, though :) Thanks for the inspiration!