Tuesday, July 17, 2018

DIY Chalkboard from Thrift Store Print & Chalk Stencil Technique

 
 
 
 18'' X 36''
 
 
This is the picture that I purchased at the Thrift Store. I was happy with the price- $4 
 
When I brought it to the counter the nice lady said, '' Pictures are 1/2 off today'' .
 
Even better for $2
 
 
 
 
 The first thing I did was wipe off the dust and then
 
remove the picture from the frame.  You can leave the picture in the frame to paint but then
 
you will need to tape off the frame.
 
I prefer to remove the picture for a cleaner edge with no lines.
 
 
 
 The picture was lightly textured paper, but in great shape with no tears and not warped.
 
 
 
In the past I have used Chalkboard paint and a brush, I have also
 
used Chalkboard spray paint.
 
NOW I just use FLAT BLACK SPRAY PAINT.
 
I used about 2-3 coats and let dry
 
 
In my opinion it works the same for a fraction of the price. 
 
 
 
 
 I gave the frame a coat of wax. I used Folk Art Antique,
 
Wipe off excess.
 
 
 
 Reattach the chalkboard to the frame.
 
 
 
 To ''Season'' your Chalkboard:
 
Lay a piece of chalk on it's side and rub gently across the entire board.
 
  
 Like this! 
 
 
Lightly wipe with a soft cloth!
 
Do it twice if needed.
 
 
 
 
 I wanted to add a stencil to the chalkboard. You could use white acrylic paint
 
to make it permanent but I want to share another option.
 
 
stencil 12 x 12 
 
 
Place the stencil were you like it. Use a ruler for spacing and leveling. 
 
 
 
Fill in the area with chalk!
 
Chalk also comes in different colors.
 
Remove stencil.
 
You can clean it up with a soft cloth-
 
If you don't like it wipe off and try again!
 
 
 


If you love it and don't want it to be wiped off, use a coat of  MATTE CLEAR SEALER
 
to finish. Do not spray blank area or area if you want to change later.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The blank section can be used for Memos, Grocery List or COFFEE BAR MENU.
 
 


 
I love Coffee !
 
 
 
Here is another example I made with a Thrift Store Print
 
repurposed to a Chalkboard. I have it on our mantle and I try to change the verse every week.
 
Pleasant words are like Honeycomb. Proverbs 16:24
 
 
 
 
 Please take a look at my BLOG HOP page to see where I Party!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for visiting. If you try this technique let me know.
 
I would love to hear from you, I read and respond to all comments.
 
xo Lisa S 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


27 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! I love the thrift store. I know what I'm picking up on my next visit. Can't wait to try this idea!

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    1. Queenbeebaker,
      I'm so glad I inspired you ! Thanks for saying hello-
      Come back an visit again.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. I love your project, it’s so neat! Thank you for sharing and the tip about the flat black paint. Hugs,

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    1. Thanks Sandi! You are welcome-It's a tip that will save money for sure.I'm so glad you stopped by- come back soon.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. I love your thrift store upcycle, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

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    1. Cecilia,
      Thanks for your kind words! Grateful for you and Kathrine at Vintage Charm. xo Lisa S

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  4. That is an amazing transformation! I love the finished photos with the bring coffee mugs. Glad I found you on the link party today. Happy Summer, Kippi

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    1. Kippi,
      So nice to meet you ! Thanks for visiting and saying hello. I'm glad you liked my project. Please visit again.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. I am going to do this! So glad to know that I can stencil a chalkboard! The kitchen chalkboard my granddaughters have been using while they are staying with me will be mine again soon!

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    1. Chloe,
      You will find out that it is a lot of fun and so easy to change if you want to. I am using mine as a kitchen menu board for now. I 'm so glad you stopped by. xo Lisa S

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  6. Very cute Lisa. I love using old frames for chalkboards. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,
      I was so happy to find a real big frame this time.
      Thank you for hosting, I really appreciate you.
      Have a great week! xo Lisa S

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  7. Thank you SO much for sharing this at the Whimscial Wednesdays Link Party! I love it!

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    1. Queenbeebaker,
      I want to thank you! I appreciate you and I'm happy to share. Thank you for the follow too!!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Love that frame and what you did with it! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's House we go link party!

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    1. Tarahlynn,
      Thank you for your kind words! I am so grateful to you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Thanks for linking up at our To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! Pinned!

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    1. Sheri,
      You are so welcome, but I am so blessed by you.
      Thank you for hosting and pinning!
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Lisa,
    Love this chalkboard. Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are one of my features.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev,
      I am so honored! You made my day. I appreciate you so much !! Thank you, I will stop by on Thursday.
      XO Lisa S

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  11. My favorite way to get great frames and canvases is to repurpose them. This came out awesome! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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    1. Kim
      I appreciate your sweet comment! Thank you for hosting and visiting! Have a wonderful week, xo Lisa S

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  12. Huh! I didn't realize you could use a regular matt black spray paint instead of a fancy chalkboard paint. That cuts the cost in half. Thanks for the info

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    1. Hey Bright Ideas!
      So nice to meet you. Yes, It works and it's great money saving trick. Don't forget to "season "your board.
      Come back again and say hello.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. My son made something similar and I just adore it,

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