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Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! Today I am sharing this easy 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:
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 am 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:
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:
I give it a good 3 coats to ensure it is thick enough. I do 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:
I gave the frame a white wash-basically just wiping on some white paint to give it a distressed look.
See how easy that was? Basically four easy steps! Wishing all the Moms a wonderful Mother’s Day! It is the most difficult and rewarding job ever. Take care of you today! 🙂