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Thrift Store Picture To Chalkboard Art

Welcome to Our Crafty Mom. Today I’m sharing this easy DIY Chalkboard Art that I made from a $5 Thrift Store Picture.

With it being Mother’s Day, I thought this saying was so appropriate.

I know so many Moms who say this to their kids. Here is the finished project:

Chalkboard Art

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This Chalkboard Art was so easy to make, but I will do a quick tutorial to show you just how easy it was.

When I go to thrift stores I immediately go to the section with the pictures.

I’m not even looking at the pictures, I want the frame! I try to find detailed frames first.

If I can’t find those, than I look for a nice, thick wood frame like this one that I used for my Chalkboard Art:

Chalkboard Art

The frame had a cool patina that I thought I would keep, but once I used the Chalkboard paint it looked too dull, so I modified it.

What I love about Chalkboard paint is you can pretty much turn anything into a Chalkboard.

See the pretty mat in the frame? Always take the mat out & even the picture if you want.

We are painting the glass so we can use the mat on another project. I’m thrifty like that 🙂

Here is the Chalkboard paint I used:

Chalkboard Art

I gave it a good 3 coats to ensure it was thick enough. Be sure to let it dry between coats.

Once it was dry, I used a stencil to paint the art.

I didn’t take a picture of the stencil, but it was $2.99 at Hobby Lobby.

I know I will get a lot of use out of this stencil. I plan to make some wood signs as well.

Look at this smooth finish:

Chalkboard Art

I gave the frame a white wash-basically just wiping on some white paint to give it a distressed look.

Chalkboard Art

See how easy that was? Basically four easy steps! Wishing all the Moms a wonderful Mother’s Day! It’s the most difficult and rewarding job ever.

Take care of you today! 🙂

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Thursday 19th of May 2016

I love chalkboards! This is a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty - you're lovely! :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

ourcraftymom

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Thank you! I love how you can pretty much turn anything into a chalkboard! Have a great weekend!