Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chalkboard for the Babe!

I can't believe I might actually have some weekly posts. Go me!!!  I have had this project done for over a year now but have not had a chance to post pics. My husband made this beautiful chalkboard for my daughter before she was born. We just used some plywood, some trim and chalkboard paint to put it together. You can really use anything to make a chalkboard. I wanted something custom fit because I was huge pregnant and I didn't have time nor the energy to go to garage sales to find a frame. I am pretty happy with how it all turned out!

I made the bunting to drape over the top. I will have to do a tutorial on that someday. It is easy squeezy to make! 

These chalk holders are made from cheap gold/brass cabinet door handles. I saw this idea on Pinterest forever ago. I am sorry I can't take the credit for this idea. You can find the handles at Lowes or any home improvement store. 

Photo courtesy of sears.com

I painted the handles using Krylons Ocean Breeze spray paint from Walmart and then used Gorilla Glue to attach them to the chalkboard.

I am linking to:

Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Party
Today's Creative Blog: Get your Craft on Tuesday
DIY Show Off: That DIY Party
Homestories A to Z: Tutorials and Tips


  1. How sweet is this apple of My eye chalkboard! That was a super great idea to use those drawer pulls to hold chalk!
    How come I never thought of that...???

    Have a great week!

    hugs x

  2. Really cute idea Melissa. Love that color too.

  3. That was a super great idea to use those drawer pulls to hold chalk!!! I love your blog!!!


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