NOEL Chalkboards

I am so excited to be guest-posting today!

I have never been a “guest blogger” for anyone….ever.

You may soon find out why.

Luckies.


Thank you Gail!

I am Rebecca and I hope you have heard of my blog, “YouAreTalkingTooMuch”.

I enjoy sharing my DIY attempts and blending it with humor and reality.

Today, I will keep it short and sweet and just share a fun, inexpensive project that you can use for your holiday decorations.

One of my most clicked on links is how I transform old mirrors and pictures into chalkboards.

You can see some of those fun posts here, here and here.

I also show you how to make “finger friendly” chalk “here” and “here“. That is also one of my most popular posts? Who woulda’ thunk?

You won’t believe how easy and how cute it looks when you are done!

But these sweet little chalkboards started out like this…….

You can get them at Michael’s and I think I spent less than 59 cents on each with my coupon.
First step……..

Take off the twine. I debated this because I am a “lazy” painter but knew that it would be much neater to do it without.

I am proud of myself.

I used a sample red “Valspar” color that went on my front door. Looks bright right now doesn’t it?

It ends up beautifully……..

See?

You can see the door transformation “here“. You won’t believe what it looked like to begin with.

But back to the frames….
Paint the outside first.

Then chalk paint on the inside. I just used the “light wood” surface they already had.
I use at least three coats of chalk paint and I have used it on glass, mirrors and wood and never had any issues.

In between coats of paint did you know that you can put your brush in a baggie and store in your frig?

I do it all the time…..remember, I’m a lazy painter….. that way you don’t have to keep washing your brush in between coats of paint.

So you have painted the chalk paint and the frame……

Re-tie your twine, touch up your frame and……

Wah lah!

Easy and inexpensive.

They would make great ornaments, gift tags……you name it.

Think you can handle it?

I do.

I would love to meet you and hear what you have to say!

Thanks for the opportunity to hang out over here at “My Re-Purposed Life”  for the day!

I would love for you to come visit me at my blog www.YouAreTalkingTooMuch.com!

Merry Christmas!

Love,

Me
www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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